CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) Information
Please check out https://modernstates.org/ for more information on how to receive free tutoring from professors in preparation for the CLEP test, along with a free voucher to take the exam (which is administered at Bristol Community College).
The Diman Peer Tutoring Program is designed for students to help their peers in academic and vocational classes. This voluntary program has assisted countless students in achieving academic and vocational success. Please see further information below on how to receiving tutoring services or volunteer as a Peer Tutor.
CLICK HERE for more information on how to receive tutoring or to become a Peer Tutor!
For all seniors, as your acceptance letters are coming in from schools, please don’t forget to send a copy to your guidance counselor so that we can list you on the “College Acceptance” portion of our website!
UMass Dartmouth College Now Program
If you’re interested in applying to UMass Dartmouth, but you might not have the grades needed to attend a four-year school…consider applying through College Now. If you’re the first in your family to go to college, or your family has a low-income status, please contact Laurajane Fitzsimons, the admissions counselor for this program. There is a link below to set up a virtual appointment with her to lean more information about College Now.
UMass Dartmouth College Now Program for Alternate Admissions: The College Now program is for any major, but you must meet certain eligibility criteria. Every applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident, and have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.
You are required to complete a personal interview through College Now prior to an admission decision.
Applicants must also satisfy one of the following criteria:
- low-income status (as defined by federal guidelines)
- first generation to complete a 4-year degree
Diman's annual College/Career Fair will be held on October 30th in the gymnasium. The Fair is mandatory for all seniors. Seniors will attend the Fair from 1:00-1:42pm. Juniors can sign up for the Fair using the link above and will attend the Fair from 1:45pm-2:20pm.
There will be a mandatory information session for all students attending the Fair on October 8 at 9am for all B-week students and on October 17 at 9am for all A-week students in the auditorium.
The deadline to sign-up is Friday, October 4.
Please see Ms. Boyle if you have any questions.
CLICK HERE to learn more!
After the College Acceptance
After being accepted to college, this MEFA Family Webinar can help prepare you with next steps!
Slides from the webinar: CLICK HERE
Questions about FAFSA?
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPLETING THE FAFSA FINANCIAL AID FORM AND OTHER COLLEGE FINANCING QUESTONS?
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR SOME ANSWERS AND GUIDANCE TO MAKE THE PROCESS EASIER:
New Tools for Understanding Financial Aid
Attorney General Maura Healy recently launched a campaign to help students and families more easily understand financial aid award letters. AG Healey’s campaign – located at mass.gov/ago/studentawardletter – includes helpful graphics, sample forms, tips, and resources online to help students and families understand and compare financial aid award letters and determine the amount of money they’ll need to pay for college. While acceptance letters are typically straightforward, the financial aid award letters can be confusing, hard to compare, and vary greatly from school to school. Too often, the AG’s Office hears that students did not realize how much they would owe until after finishing school. Borrowers with student loan problems are encouraged to file a Student Loan Request for Assistance to get help. Students and parents with questions or concerns about financial aid award letters should call the Student Loan Assistance Unit’s hotline at 1-888-830-6277 or fill out an Award Letter Help Request.
Internet Essentials Program
Many of our students may be eligible for the following program: Internet Essentials from Comcast includes internet for $9.95 per month, in home Wifi, no activation or equipment fees, access to an affordable desktop or laptop computer for just $149.99, and free in person and online web classes. Families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, may qualify for Internet Essentials. To find out if you are eligible you may call 1-855-846-8376 or visit https://internetessentials.com.
ATTENTION ALL 17 AND 18 YEAR OLD STUDENTS! Just a reminder that when you turn 18, the law says that you have to register with Selective Service at www.sss.gov or get a registration card at your local post office. It’s your civic responsibility and keeps you eligible for student loans, job training, government jobs, and driver’s licenses in most states. You can submit your registration earlier than your 18th birthday also. If you have any questions regarding registration, see your guidance counselor. Thank you.
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