Mrs. Jessica Watson

Mrs. Jessica Watson is the CHS School Counselor for grades 7-12.

Mrs. Watson can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 320 or email jwatson@canton.k12.pa.us

Mrs. Jamie May

Mrs. Jamie May is the Secretary to the School Counselor.  Some of her duties include:

  • Grading – Report cards/progress reports, etc.
  • Transcripts, etc.
  • Applying to college/financial aid, etc.
  • Registrar/Student file maintenance
  • NTCC

Mrs. May can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 339 or email jmay@canton.k12.pa.us

HONOR ROLL
for 4th MP of 2020-2021

HONOR ROLL LIST 4th marking period
Honor Roll(s) Grade Last Name First Name
First Honor Roll 7 Benson Kylie
First Honor Roll 7 Colton Isaiah
First Honor Roll 7 Gowin Riley
First Honor Roll 7 Lee Brenna
First Honor Roll 7 McGhee Emmalee
First Honor Roll 7 McRoberts Alexis
First Honor Roll 7 Pepper Leland
First Honor Roll 7 Rockwell Carson
First Honor Roll 7 Taylor Reed
Second Honor Roll 7 Ault Maxwell
Second Honor Roll 7 Crawley Luke
Second Honor Roll 7 Jackson Blake
Second Honor Roll 7 Landis Kyli
First Honor Roll 8 Allen Ava
First Honor Roll 8 Bastion Audrey
First Honor Roll 8 Chaapel Ashlynne
First Honor Roll 8 Colton Zachariah
First Honor Roll 8 Engel Tyler
First Honor Roll 8 Fitch Benjamin
First Honor Roll 8 Frisbie Lakota
First Honor Roll 8 Guindon Thomas
First Honor Roll 8 Kitchen Kendall
First Honor Roll 8 Landis Madisyn
First Honor Roll 8 Pepper Addilyn
First Honor Roll 8 Saltsman Kylie
First Honor Roll 8 Schoonover Isabel
First Honor Roll 8 Seeley Aleecia
First Honor Roll 8 Vermilya Lyle
First Honor Roll 8 Ward Holden
First Honor Roll 8 Wesneski Logan
First Honor Roll 8 Wile Simon
First Honor Roll 8 Zeigler Julian
Second Honor Roll 8 Halbfoerster Audrey
Second Honor Roll 8 Kelley Oliver
Second Honor Roll 8 McNeal-Buchanan Madison
Second Honor Roll 8 Wesneski Quincy
Second Honors Roll 8 Girardi Trinity
Second Honors Roll 8 Mazza Wright Sky
Second Honors Roll 8 Perry Addison
First Honor Roll: 9 Bryington Nicholas
First Honor Roll: 9 Drever Lucas
First Honor Roll: 9 Driscoll Mara
First Honor Roll: 9 Inman Carrie
First Honor Roll: 9 Kapichok Natalie
First Honor Roll: 9 Kilbourn Kathryne
First Honor Roll: 9 Kilmer Kylee
First Honor Roll: 9 Knecht Kimber
First Honor Roll: 9 Landis Cohen
First Honor Roll: 9 Parker Addison
First Honor Roll: 9 Sakers Raegan
First Honor Roll: 9 Sakers Ryland
First Honor Roll: 9 Ward Hudson
First Honor Roll: 9 Wesneski Morgan
Second Honor Roll: 9 Joralemon Kayla
Second Honor Roll: 9 Kinner Maekenzi
Second Honor Roll: 9 Mahosky Jason
Second Honor Roll: 9 Route Lance
Second Honor Roll: 9 Walker Peytin
First Honor Roll: 10 Allen Austin
First Honor Roll: 10 Bellows Weston
First Honor Roll: 10 Brackman Hunter
First Honor Roll: 10 Butcher Allyson
First Honor Roll: 10 Fitch Gracie
First Honor Roll: 10 Fleury Isaac
First Honor Roll: 10 Frisbie Dylan
First Honor Roll: 10 Gleckner Laney
First Honor Roll: 10 Gleckner Lexie
First Honor Roll: 10 Hartford Jillaney
First Honor Roll: 10 Kulp Olivia
First Honor Roll: 10 Luner Kylie
First Honor Roll: 10 McRoberts Camille
First Honor Roll: 10 Morgan Samantha
First Honor Roll: 10 Niemczyk Laci
First Honor Roll: 10 Ostrander Marissa
First Honor Roll: 10 Page Jr. Dale
First Honor Roll: 10 Parker Riley
First Honor Roll: 10 Payne Anna
First Honor Roll: 10 Route Aubree
First Honor Roll: 10 Spencer Gabrielle
First Honor Roll: 10 Stone Delaney
First Honor Roll: 10 Stone Donovan
First Honor Roll: 10 Taylor Brenen
First Honor Roll: 10 Thoren Carolyn
First Honor Roll: 10 Tomlinson Tabitha
First Honor Roll: 10 Ward Molly
First Honor Roll: 10 Wesneski Keri
First Honor Roll: 10 Williams Aislyn
First Honor Roll: 10 Williams Kaley
Second Honor Roll- 10 Ferguson Bailey
Second Honor Roll- 10 Willow Ashlynne
Second Honor Roll: 10 Carpenter William
Second Honor Roll: 10 Henson Mackenzie
Second Honor Roll: 10 Palmer Aiden
Second Honor Roll: 10 Phillips Vivianne
Second Honor Roll: 10 Porter Mikal
Second Honor Roll: 10 Resavage Forrest
Second Honor Roll: 10 Walmsley Kaiden
First Honor Roll: 11 Allen Mya
First Honor Roll: 11 Baldwin Alexis
First Honor Roll: 11 Beers Theresa
First Honor Roll: 11 Begg Sarah
First Honor Roll: 11 Bobb Tessa
First Honor Roll: 11 Byler Chester
First Honor Roll: 11 Cole Dustin
First Honor Roll: 11 Ditzel Emily
First Honor Roll: 11 Eagleberger Megan
First Honor Roll: 11 Foust Conner
First Honor Roll: 11 Gilbert Trisha
First Honor Roll: 11 Hess Marissa
First Honor Roll: 11 Kitchen Cooper
First Honor Roll: 11 Kropf Melanie
First Honor Roll: 11 Landon Kylie
First Honor Roll: 11 Martin Rachel
First Honor Roll: 11 Mays Morgan
First Honor Roll: 11 Morse Gavin
First Honor Roll: 11 Rockwell Ashton
First Honor Roll: 11 Shay Katie
First Honor Roll: 11 Skipper Michael
First Honor Roll: 11 Urban Reed
First Honor Roll: 11 Ward Emmi
First Honor Roll: 11 Williams Caiden
First Honor Roll: 11 Williams Olivia
Second Honor Roll- 11 Shultz Mason
Second Honor Roll- 11 Zeigler Alexia
Second Honor Roll: 11 Chaapel Hunter
Second Honor Roll: 11 Davis Conner
Second Honor Roll: 11 Fitch Madison
Second Honor Roll: 11 Fuller Hali
Second Honor Roll: 11 Gowin William
Second Honor Roll: 11 Hughes Kerrick
Second Honor Roll: 11 Smith Felicity
First Honor Roll: 12 Bellows Cameron
First Honor Roll: 12 Chaapel Abigail
First Honor Roll: 12 Chamberlain Lillian
First Honor Roll: 12 Cole Brandon
First Honor Roll: 12 Covert Gracie
First Honor Roll: 12 DeKnecht Evert
First Honor Roll: 12 Ditzel Emily
First Honor Roll: 12 Gleckner Lauren
First Honor Roll: 12 Halbfoerster Heidi
First Honor Roll: 12 Jannone Tyler
First Honor Roll: 12 Kelley Reagan
First Honor Roll: 12 Landis Evan
First Honor Roll: 12 Landis Isaac
First Honor Roll: 12 Larson Maya
First Honor Roll: 12 Lehman Miah
First Honor Roll: 12 Machmer Emma
First Honor Roll: 12 Martell Carmya
First Honor Roll: 12 Mead Gracie
First Honor Roll: 12 Morse Zoey
First Honor Roll: 12 Mosher Brittany
First Honor Roll: 12 Phillips Jordan
First Honor Roll: 12 Schoonover Joel
First Honor Roll: 12 Shay Jillian
First Honor Roll: 12 Smith Lylah
First Honor Roll: 12 Smith Rjae
First Honor Roll: 12 Weiskopff Courteney
First Honor Roll: 12 Wengerd Adam
Second Honor Roll- 12 Denham Oceanna
Second Honor Roll- 12 Engel Ethan
Second Honor Roll- 12 Knapp Benjamin
Second Honor Roll- 12 Route Carter
Second Honor Roll: 12 Gies Cambria
Second Honor Roll: 12 Nybeck Taylor
Second Honor Roll: 12 Pepper Cy
Second Honor Roll: 12 Vroman Bradley
Second Honor Roll: 12 Williams Tyler

4/30/2021 
Below are some additional resources for college readiness and tips. 
https://universityhq.org/resources/

Educational information and resources helping students determine their best career path options.

Another great resource for your students would be the College Resources by Major:

https://universityhq.org/resources/by-major/

Summer Employment
https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/UGI-Opportunity.pdf

3/2/2021 Early Start Program at Mansfield University (ESP)

The Fall 2021 registration date is March 29, not May 29.

Early Start Program (ESP) Summer 2021 classes begin Monday, May 24, 2021 or Thursday, July 1, 2021.
The direct link to the ESP application for NEW students is https://apply.mansfield.edu/early-start-program/.  You may also access the Early Start Program application by clicking on the Apply button located on any Mansfield webpage.
For currently enrolled ESP students, an email from the student to me including the Summer 2021 course information will suffice.  
Attached a listing of available online courses for the Summer 2021 sessions.  There is a space included in the application form for students to list the course(s) in which they wish to enroll. 
Summer 2021 registration will begin on Monday, March 8, 2021.
Looking forward to Fall 2021, registration will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ESP-Promotional-Flyer-200212.pdf

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ESP-Online-Courses-SUMMER-2021-210215.docx

3/1/2021 https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/1000-summary-doc.pdf

Any students interested in developing their entrepreneurial skills and learning about running a small business?
The 1000 Dollar Experiment, a free weekly video series focused on fostering the skills needed to succeed in business.
See the attached flyer for more details and feel free to respond to this email with any questions.
The first of our free weekly video sessions will be posted on Thursday, March 4 at 7pm EST.
Thank you,
Gary Grant
Host of The 1000 Dollar Experiment

3/21/2021
https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Statewide-FAFSA-Overview-March-2021-Flyer.pdf

PHEAA is offering two (2) virtual FAFSA Overview webinars in March for students and their families who may need help in completing the 2021-22 FAFSA application.  This webinar will be very helpful to seniors who have not competed the FAFSA application.   The first webinar will be offered on March 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM and the second webinar will be offered on March 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM.  After each webinar PHEAA will have staff available to assist students and their families with any follow up questions they may have at that time.  Student can call the toll free number at 1-800-722-8289.  Details about the webinars and phone number are listed on the attached flyer.  I hope you will share this flyer and information to promote these events to your students and their families.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Robin Walker
Higher Education Access Partner – Northeast Region
PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
717-956-8285 call ot text
Robin.walker@pheaa.org

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2/12/2021

Lackawanna College Open House and Instant Decision dates for the months of February and March are below.
Open House: Saturday March 6
Instant Decision:
Tuesday Feb 16
Thursday Feb 18
Tuesday March 16
Thursday March 18
Denise L. Bump, MSEd, BA
Enrollment Specialist
Towanda Center
570-265-3449 ext. #2
bumpd@lackawanna.edu

1/21/2021 Corning Community College  SENIORS CHECK THIS OUT!

I am writing to share a bit of exciting news.  We have a new scholarship funded by SUNY CCC alum John M. Carroll.  This scholarship seeks to identify potential recipient(s) who are heavily involved in student activities and leadership roles (as well as being a fairly strong student).  We are also in conversations about how we can balance the scholarship offer with a leadership component which has not yet been finalized.

I am contacting you with the hopes that someone in your senior class comes to mind that you might consider referring to me.  If you have a student in mind who has already taken ACE credits, or has already applied for admission - simply letting me know his or her name will suffice.  If your student is unknown to SUNY CCC - please either ask that person to give me a call at 607-936-5516 or email me their contact information and I will reach out...

2/12/2021

Sophomores and juniors, if you have an interest in business, communication, networking with others, and living on a college campus for a week in the summer, then, the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week may be for you.  Fill out the PFEW application that is found online.  PFEW has reserved spaces for you that are guaranteed until February 26th.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Knapp, Mrs. Segur, or Mrs. Watson.

FORMS / REQUESTS

Letter of Recommendation

If you need a person to write a letter of recommendation, please fill out this form and give it to them so they have something to write about you that is based on your education, activities, awards, volunteer work, etc. 

Request for College / Military Visit

If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to visit colleges, universities and/or military and all other post secondary education facilities. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.

Request for Job Shadowing

If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to Job Shadow someone in the field of study you are interested in. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.

NORTHERN TIER CAREER CENTER

Click on this link, to learn more about the opportunities at NTCC.

NTCC Website

Please view the below power point from the NTCC.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/10th-presentation-2018-19.pptx

GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA

GED classes may be held locally.  Contact Bradford County Action for more information @ 570-265-4434

This GED study guide is completely free.

COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

APPLYING TO COLLEGE

GREAT LINKS:
ATTN: 2021 Graduating Students (dual enrollment credit)

If your senior took dual-enrollment credits at CHS through Lackawanna College and/or Keystone College, then your student must request that his/her transcripts be sent from these colleges to the university/college that he/she is attending. On each college’s website, there is usually a form to fill out as well as a fee ($5-$10) to pay. Please make sure that you have paid the credit fees at these colleges but wait to request transcripts until the middle of June to ensure that all grades have been reported. Once these transcripts are sent, your student should receive those credits at his/her college so that he/she does not have to take those classes, and/or the credits may count as electives. Here are the website links:

Keystone College:
https://www.keystone.edu/registrar/request-a-transcript/

Lackawanna College:
https://www.lackawanna.edu/academics/dual-enrollment/

Thanks for encouraging your student to take dual-enrollment classes, as this is a challenging yet cheaper way to achieve a goal!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

https://www.drugwatch.com/health/students/

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Canton Junior-Senior High School aids students who are experiencing difficulty in their academic pursuits.  These difficulties may arise from social (peers), emotional (stress), and/or physical (drugs and alcohol) problems.  This team is comprised of school personnel who respond to referrals about students who are referred by faculty, administration, parents, other students, or themselves.  All information about the referral is confidential.  Students are typically referred because they have exhibited noticeable changes in their academics, attendance, and/or behaviors. 

Parents and community members are able to refer a student to SAP.  If the need arises, you can get a referral form from the right here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF_2u-hYFh0sreQMIuKS8raTM7egrbojkGVXNQJ6dsCiDVGw/viewform?usp=sf_link

All you have to do is print it out, fill it out, and mail it or drop it off to Jessica Watson at the high school.

After the SAP team gets a referral, they investigate the issue further by gathering information from other faculty members.  These faculty members complete a checklist for that student's observable behaviors, which consist of the following:  sleepiness, drop in grades, change in appearance, change in social group, lack of interest, etc.  After this information is compiled, the team must get parental and student permission so that the student can get the best possible help for his/her problem.  The parent also has input by filling out a survey about his/her child, and this helps the team with issues related to the home environment.  The SAP program is used as an intervention, not as a treatment or a cure.  A referral to the team does not mean that a student is in trouble, but it does mean that he/she is going to get the best assistance possible so that he/she can be successful in his/her academic life.  SAPs goal is to see that each student achieves his/her best success in his/her school endeavors.          

This year the professionals who have been specially trained to be members of the SAP Team are:

  •  Mrs. Jessica Watson (Coordinator and High School Counselor)
  •  Ms. Cori Rockwell (Elementary Counselor),
  • Don Cron (Dean of Students and Science Teacher),
  • Casey Aylesworth (Science Teacher),
  • Lisa Cole (Social Studies Teacher),
  • Pam Larcom (Math Teacher), 
  • Merakey (Mental Health Consultant),
  • Megan Taylor (Drug and Alcohol/Children and Youth Services Consultant),
  • Lucas Bailey (Math Teacher),
  • Jen Martin (Health Room Assistant).
  • Mental Health Liaison
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PENN STATE WILL BE TEST (SAT AND ACT) OPTIONAL THROUGH SUMMER/FALL OF 2023 AND THEN WILL BE REEVALUATED TO SEE IF THEY CONTINUE WITH THE OPTIONAL TESING.

 

FINANCIAL AID

PHEAA NEWS:

FAFSA Completion Help
To help Pennsylvania families complete the FAFSA® PHEAA has partnered with PASFAA to conduct FAFSA Completion Help Events from October through April. These sessions are free to the public. Review the FAFSA checklist to view a list of the documents/information that families need to complete the FAFSA form.

PA State Grant Application

To be considered for a PA State Grant, students must complete the FAFSA. First-time applicants must also complete the State Grant Form (SGF), which gathers additional information needed for determining eligibility and financial need. The PA State Grant Form User Guide is available for your use in assisting students as they complete the SGF.

Military Family Education Program (MFEP)

Check out PHEAA’s newly launched MFEP webpage to learn about the program’s eligibility requirements, application process, and more.

INDUSTRY NEWS:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Help Tool
PSLF can be a confusing program to navigate, but it can be totally worth it if borrowers qualify. The Department of Education created the PSLF Help Tool to help borrowers understand and navigate the PSLF process better.

RESOURCES:

FAFSA Toolkit

PHEAA’s FAFSA Toolkit contains items available for download as pdfs, including flyers, web banners, the FSA ID worksheet, social media posts, a reminder for parents, “I filed my FAFSA” cards, a FAFSA checklist, and FAFSA scam tips. All PHEAA materials and services are available free of charge.

FUN FACT!
Over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin are produced each year in the United States.
goodhousekeeping.com

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ACT:
Test Dates for 20-21 School Year

April 17, 2021
Deadline March 12, 2021, Photo must be uploaded by April 9, 2021
June 12, 2021
Deadline May 7, 2021, Photo must be uploaded by April 9, 2021
With Essay= $68.00
Without Essay= $52.00

FEE WAIVER: If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please stop in the guidance office and check. A fee waiver covers two (2) ACT test. A fee waiver does NOT cover the $30.00 late fee.

9/24/2020 SAT Prep Course

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SATPrep-FY2020-2021.pdf

SAT:
Test Dates for 20-21 School Year

March 13, 2021
Deadline February 12, 2021
With Essay= $64.50
Without Essay= $49.50

FEE WAIVER: If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please stop in the guidance office and check. A fee waiver covers two (2) SAT test. A fee waiver does NOT cover the late fee or change of location fee.

**Remember there are other schools that MAY be offering these test (SAT and ACT) on other dates. Check when you are signing up.

Prep Links: Do NOT pay for anything!!!!!!!!

act.magoosh.com/resources

sat.magoosh.com/resources

MILITARY OPPORTUNITIES

Coast Guard: 

My name is Dale Campbell. I am an Academy Admissions Partner for the United States Coast Guard Academy. I am reaching out to you as a contact to the guidance department at your high school.

I wanted to make you aware that the US Coast Guard Academy has a one week summer program for rising seniors called the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), where they are immersed in the Academy life. The on-line application for this program is now open. The application opens in February, and the deadline for application to this program is 1 April 2019. There are three one-week sessions. Exclusively for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, AIM is now widely regarded as the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country. The program is intense and rewarding. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The Coast Guard Academy is an academically rigorous, highly selective four year military service academy leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five Federal Service Academies. As such, cadets receive individual attention from the faculty. As well, on graduation there is greater access to graduate school and flight training. Tuition, room, board and a stipend are paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.  Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns have a five year obligation to serve, although 4 out of 5 opt to serve longer due to job satisfaction. This is in part due to the varied humanitarian, regulatory, environmental and border security missions the Coast Guard carries out.

I am a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and as such my position as an Academy Admissions Partner is volunteer. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, meet with and interview prospective candidates, and can assist and advise students in the application process. Additional information and the on-line application can be found at www.uscga.edu. You may also call the Coast Guard Academy Admissions office at 800-883-8724. I can be reached by e-mail at auxapp1015@gmail.com.

For information on all the programs for accession to the US Coast Guard, both enlistment and commissioning, go to www.gocoastguard.com. I may be able to answer general questions about enlistment.

Best regards,
Dale Campbell
Academy Admissions Partner
United States Coast Guard Academy
http://www.uscga.edu/

AIR FORCE
U.S. Air Force Programs for High School Juniors & Seniors are OPEN for acceptance.

When your students join the U.S. Air Force, they'll automatically be enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force.  They'll earn college credits from the very first day of Basic Training and continue to earn credits while they gain on-the-job experience during Technical Training.

The Air Force is committed to providing a high standard of ongoing education, because educated Airmen are great Airmen.

We would like the opportunity to help your students discover their skills, earn a degree, learn to lead and take their career to the highest level.

Contact your local Air Force Recruiter below to discuss the opportunities that await your students and/or refer your students directly so we can help research their future plans and goals.

Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win!
Technical Sergeant Quinton Terrill
Air Force Representative
(570) 317-7325
quinton.terrill@us.af.mil

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AIR NATIONAL GUARD

To learn more about opportunities with the https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SKM_30819090513520.pdf, look over this brochure.

COAST GUARD

Students interested in the Coast Guard Academy 

The Coast Guard Academy is an academically rigorous, highly selective four year military service academy leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five Federal Service Academies. As such, cadets receive individual attention from the faculty. As well, on graduation there is greater access to graduate school and flight training. Tuition, room, board and a stipend are paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.  Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns have a five year obligation to serve, although 4 out of 5 opt to serve longer due to job satisfaction. This is in part to the varied humanitarian, regulatory, environmental and border security missions the Coast Guard carries out.

Additional information and the on-line application can be found at www.uscga.edu. You may also call the Coast Guard Academy Admissions office at 800-883-8724. e-mail at auxapp1015@gmail.com.

For information on all the programs for accession to the Coast Guard, both enlistment and commissioning, go to www.gocoastguard.com. I am able to answer general questions about enlistment in the Coast Guard.

http://www.uscga.edu/

NCAA INFORMATION

The Division I and Division II quick reference sheets have been updated to include the redesigned SAT concordance in the sliding scale. As you assist students and families, use these documents to help them better understand the required academic standards their student must meet. The “Division I Academic Requirements” and “Division II Academic Requirements” documents are both found on our Want to Play College Sports webpage under "Initial-Eligibility Toolkit," and on the High School Portal’s Resources Page under “Important New Rules.” Please feel free to download them (below) and share with your college-bound student-athletes and their families.

Division I Academic Requirements
Division II Academic Requirements

Student-Athlete Profile Account
When the NCAA Eligibility Center redesigned its registration website at www.eligibilitycenter.org , one of the most significant enhancements was the creation of the profile account.  The profile account gives college-bound student-athletes the opportunity to make the best decision about their college choices earlier in their high school careers. Students may now choose from the traditional certification account for those wanting to attend and compete at Division I and II schools, or a free profile account for those attending Division III schools and students who are not yet sure at what school they want to attend and compete.

Registration for a profile account is free and easy. Students should expect 10 to 20 minutes to complete a profile account. Also, if a student with a profile account decides to compete at the Division I or II level, they can easily transition their profile account to a certification account. (A registration fee of $80 (domestic/Canada) or $135 (international) is required to begin the certification process.) Please encourage your freshmen student-athletes to register for a free profile account. 

High School Transcript Upload

To date, over 18,000 high schools have used the transcript upload feature available through the High School Portal to send more than 897,000 transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

We encourage you to continue using the upload feature for all preliminary and final transcripts for your students, as it significantly reduces processing time for student accounts. As a reminder, only transcripts in a PDF file format may be uploaded through the High School Portal. Any other document types will not be reviewed and could potentially hold up a student's evaluation. Also, when students register with the Eligibility Center, the student must accept the terms and conditions, which provides broad permission for all schools to share official high school transcripts and academic records with the Eligibility Center. Please click  here to access a video tutorial on how to upload transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

Test Score Submission

For a student's academic certification to be processed, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.

Note: If a student took the SAT prior to or during March 2016 and then takes the current (redesigned SAT), the Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the pre-March 2016 version and the current (redesigned) SAT when determining a student's initial eligibility. The Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the current SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the previous SAT version (March 2016 and earlier), a numerical score on the current test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test.

Please refer to the Division I and Division II Academic Requirements Brochures above, to help your students determine the core-course grade point average needed that meets their SAT or ACT sum score.

Free NCAA/NFHS Partnership Initial-Eligibility Online Course

The NCAA Eligibility Center, in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), has updated the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Course available through nfhslearn.com Counselors and coaches can visit NFHSLearn.com  and complete the FREE initial-eligibility course. This interactive course familiarizes viewers with Division I and II academic requirements, as well as the Eligibility Center’s registration and certification processes required for college-bound student-athletes. It’s a great tool for you and your colleagues. Please pass it on!

CURRENT NEWS

Did you know Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers academic and non-academic services to students who qualify as first generation college students, meet financial guidelines, and/or are students with disabilities?

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is one of two PSU campuses which offers Student Success Services (SSS), a federally funded TRIO program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Program services include but are not limited to academic advising, math and writing tutoring, a textbook resource program, financial aid assistance, career counseling, academic, cultural and social activities, and campus transitioning.

If you have high school seniors who may benefit from applying to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a small campus dedicated to student success, please contact the admissions office at 570-675-9238 and speak with an admissions counselor. For more information on the program, visit the Wilkes-Barre Student Support Services Page.