College Exploration Week November 6-9, 2017
James Monroe High School celebrated College Application & Exploration Week November 6-9, hosting nine colleges throughout the week including West Virginia University, Marshall University, Fairmont State University, Concord University, Bluefield State College, Dabney S Lancaster Community College, New River Community and Technical College, Glenville State College and WVU Institute of Technology.
The WV College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) partnered with West Virginia Schools to increase awareness about opportunities through the WV College System including programs of study and scholarship opportunities. On average, the benefits of a four-year degree are equivalent to an investment that returns 15.2 percent annually-more than double the average return to stock market investments since 1950 (CFWV.com).
Mavericks students competed in a college trivia contest during the week of November 6-9 to win gas cards.
CFWV is West Virginia's free college and career planning website, offering help in planning, applying, and paying for college by visiting the College Foundation website at cfwv.com.
The JMHS Counseling Department is here to assist your with your college plans. We can assist you with applications, entrance exams, NCAA eligibility, scholarships and more. Use the links below for assistance. And come see us if you are in need of college guidance!
JMHS Senior College Planning Guide
College Entrance Exams: Most 4-year colleges require scores from the SAT or ACT for admissions purposes. Remember, deadlines for admission applications begin in January, so you want to be certain you have your scores by December of your Senior year. The desired scores for admittance vary amongst different schools. Be sure to check the admittance scores for the college of your choice. You can register online for both tests using the links below. Each test has a fee. Some students qualify for up to 2 fee waivers during their high school career. Please see us if you need assistance with the fee.
Meeting Admissions Counselors: Admissions counselors from colleges in our area come to JMHS each year to present information about their schools to Juniors & Seniors. These meetings will be posted on our News & Events page, and they will be announced at school. Additionally, students can speak with admissions counselors during our annual College/Career Fair. These are great opportunities for students to learn about admissions processes, admissions requirements and college life, among other things. In addition to attending sessions at JMHS, we recommend scheduling a college visit to the top two colleges you are considering. Experiencing the campus atmosphere is likely to help in your decision process. You may also make connections during your visit that can help get you accepted. For more information about planning your own visit, come see us in the guidance office.
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NCAA eligibility: It is important to note that the NCAA considers both GPA and course load in its eligibility. Students considering college athletics should be making appropriate plans for their schedules much earlier than their senior year.
Affordable Colleges Online: Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in West Virginia that offer online college programs. This site helps high school students research post-secondary options by providing content-rich resources including financial aid guidebooks, accredited college search tools and free open online courses (MOOCs) from national universities.