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College/Senior Info 2017-11-16T11:20:20+00:00

College/Senior Info

2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists Announced
The following seniors have recently qualified as a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program:
Stuart Botfield
Sanjna Chalasani
Liya Jin
These students are part of approximately 16,000 high school seniors across the country who were selected based on their score on the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) that was taken in the fall of their junior year.  Over 1.6 million juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT annually, and those that qualify are the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors.  These Semi-Finalists have to complete a detailed scholarship application and will find out later in the spring if they have moved on to Finalist.
Congratulations Stuart, Sanjna, and Liya!

Seniors be sure to look closely at the scholarships that are offered at the schools you are applying to.  There are many scholarships offered at colleges. So be sure to visit their websites, and go to their scholarships link for more information.


For the current schedule of college visits click here.


Sending Colleges your transcripts

Portage Central High School has joined forces with Parchment to bring you Secure Transcript TM – the safe, paperless way to send transcripts directly to the colleges you choose.  It’s easy, it’s secure, and it’s available 24/7.

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Common Application

The Common Application is a great source for students to use when applying for college. Once completed online, copies of the Application for Undergraduate Admission can be sent to any number of participating colleges.  To access the Common application go to:  https://www.commonapp.org


Free Application for Federal Student Aid –FAFSA

12 Common FAFSA Mistakes


30 Quality Questions to Ask At A College Fair


The Kalamazoo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is announcing their Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

Basic requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • An official high school transcript
  • Must be at least 18 to apply
  • Drug testing, background check required
  • Desire to work construction in all weather

More information, along with apprenticeship application in the Counseling Office or atwww.kalamazoojatc.com.