Elevation Preparatory Academy counseling program assists students in every facet of college placement. We understand that the research and application process is an overwhelming task for families and we strive to make the experience as positive and productive as possible. Students and their parents are guided through each step on the path to college selection, from choosing college preparatory classes to making the final commitment to a university.
Individual conferences and small group workshops are held throughout the year to further assist students in essay writing, SAT preparation and any topics related. Students are encouraged to visit the institutions they are interested in.
The College Search is one of the most important decisions you will make. The following websites will help you explore different colleges in order to find the best fit for you. These sites will look at size, location and majors offered to name a few. JUST CLINK LINK BELOW;
What is Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is generally divided into two subgroups---need-based financial aid and merit based scholarships---with each having its own definitions, sources, methods of applications, and deadlines.
Need-Based Financial Aid:
This type of aid can come from the federal government, state government, colleges and universities, and private sources. It can be awarded in three forms: grants, which do not have to be repaid; loans, which have to be repaid; and work study, which provides income from a part-time job through the college the student is attending.
This type of aid is given to a student who has earned the scholarship based on his/her talents or performance in a variety of areas: academics, athletics, leadership, art, music and more. Need-based component may or may not be attached to merit-based
scholarships. Merit-based scholarships come from a variety of sources: federal and state governments, individual colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, community organizations, extracurricular organizations, and parents' and students' employers, to name just a few. Scholarships typically do not have to be repaid.
Student Aid Report (SAR):
The information you will receive approximately 2-4 weeks after your FAFSA has been process. It will report the information from your application and, if there are no questions or problems with your application, your SAR will report your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
What is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?
In 1997, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This Florida Lottery-funded scholarship rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida.
The following websites will help you explore different types of financial aid.
Career research is an important step in preparing for college and beyond. The following websites will help you explore career options and trends in employment that will aid in your decision-making process.
- Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for students
- Human eSources' Do What You Are® program
- Mapping Your future
- College Board's Majors & Career Profiles
- US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Career Planner
- Career Builder
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Navy
- U.S. Marines
- U.S. Air Force
- Career One Stop
- ASVAB Career Exploration Program
ACT & SAT INFORMATION
SAT Information - SAT I
Students generally should take the SAT I in the spring of their junior year. If necessary, the student can take it once or twice more in the fall of their senior year. Colleges will receive all test scores even though most schools only use the best score. Go to College Board to register!
SAT II Subject Tests
Students need to be aware of the requirements or recommendations regarding SAT II tests of the colleges in which they're most interested. Students planning to apply to the most selective colleges should consider taking three SAT II Subject Tests by the end of the junior year.
Go to College Board to register!
This testing program is used mostly by colleges in the South and Midwest but almost all schools will accept this test in place of the SAT I. Students receive a score for each subject-related test (English, mathematics, science, and social studies) as well as a composite score that ranges from 1 to 36.
To register for the ACT, go to http://www.act.org/.
Who should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse?
Any student who plans to attend an NCAA Division I or II institution AND who wishes to participate in intercollegiate athletics should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center.
How soon should I register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
You should apply for certification at the conclusion of your junior year in high school or the beginning of your senior year. The Eligibility Center will not process a transcript with fewer than six semesters shown on the transcript.
How do I register with the NCAA Clearinghouse?
To register on-line Click Here
Before "officially" submitting to the Eligibility Center, print two (2) copies of the completed Student Release Form (SRF).
Give extra copies of SRF to The EPA College Counseling Center
Registrar will send one copy to Eligibility Center with transcript showing grades from 9th - 11th (six semesters)*.
* Students who have earned high school credit at a school other than The Prep must also request that a transcript be sent from their previous school
Student should request that standardized test scores be sent to the Eligibility Center.
There are three ways to report SAT/ACT test scores to the Eligibility Center:
Write in code 9999 when registering for the SAT and/or ACT
Contact SAT/ACT and request that scores be sent to the Eligibility Center
Test scores may be reported with the official high school transcript
After graduation, our Registrar will send the final copy of the SRF to the Eligibility Center with the final transcript showing all grades earned from 9th - 12th. The final transcript must show proof of graduation.
For information on your Eligibility Center status
For questions about whether your transcript, student release form, etc., were received, or about when you will be cleared, call the Eligibility Center customer service line at 877/262-1492. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday. (You will need your Personal Identification Number [PIN] and Social Security number.)