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Fall 2017

#collegemonday ‑ Win a Fun Prize!

New for This Academic Year! Every Monday, we post a college trivia question on Facebook and Twitter. Share with your students and encourage them to direct message us their answer using #collegemonday. If they answer correctly, we'll send them a prize!


Common Application Updates

The Common App has announced several key innovations for this year's application season. Google Drive has now been integrated into the Common App technology so students can easily access their stored files while working on their college applications. In addition, students will now be able to share a read-only copy of their application with their school counselor for review. A new Courses & Grades grid will provide students who are required to submit self-reported academic records a more standardized and streamlined method of doing so right on the Common App.

For more information regarding these enhancements and updates to the 2017‑2018 Common App and more, click here.


Mark Your Calendars ‑ 2018‑2019
Financial Aid Application Season Begins October 1st

High school seniors are encouraged to begin filing their 2018‑2019 FAFSA, beginning October 1st. In addition, the CSS PROFILE® form will also be available beginning October 1st. For a list of schools that require this additional financial aid form, click here.

Meeting required deadlines is critical for students in order to maximize any possible financial aid they may receive. For students applying Early Decision, they may find their required deadline for submitting the FAFSA and/or perhaps the CSS PROFILE® is in mid‑November, aligning with the application deadline. Please encourage your students to pay close attention to all stated deadlines!

Later this month, we will be mailing your office copies of this poster to encourage your seniors to file their 2018‑2019 FAFSA. As always, families are welcome to come to Concord for assistance in filing the FAFSA. They may schedule an appointment by calling us at 888.747.2382, ext. 119.


CCP Curriculum and Other Free Resources
Available for School Counselors

Each year, school counselors from across the state utilize our free curriculum to help your students prepare for college admissions! Many of your favorite CCP classroom presentations, including a College Overview for Seniorsprogram, are now available for download and delivery at your convenience by clicking here! PowerPoint presentations, detailed lesson plans, and applicable handouts are provided to guide you.

In addition, on the right hand side of this page, you will find a variety of additional free resources to download and use with your students!


I Am College Bound Promo of the Month

Encourage your students in grades 9‑12 participate each month in our I Am College Bound promotion! Just by reading a college planning or financial aid article and answering a question about the article correctly, students will be entered to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards in a random drawing from correct entries. If you would like to order cards to encourage your students to participate, click here and order the “I Am College Bound Monthly Promo Postcards”.

I Am College Bound's goal is to provide New Hampshire students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals ‑ share the link with your colleagues and faculty, post on your school counseling website, or use as an activity in your advisories!


Did You Know?

The McKinney‑Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney‑Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. Each school district has an appointed liaison well versed in how to support these students. Find your district's liaison here. Students deemed homeless by your district's liaison are considered independent students in the financial aid process.



The 19th Annual Destination College, New Hampshire's largest college planning event for high school juniors and parents, will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Southern New Hampshire University. Registration will open online at destinationcollege.org in early February.

A special thank you to your school counseling colleagues ‑ Bill Hughen (Alvirne High School), Nicole Burke (Salem High School), and Maureen O'Dea (Londonderry High School) ‑ for joining this event's planning committee.

And another special note of thanks to many of your colleagues who have already confirmed they will be presenters at this year’s event. If you would like to volunteer in some capacity at this year's event, please contact our event co‑chair Karen Collins.