Attention Seniors

College Essay Support on Mondays! 

3:00-3:30pm – Here’s the link to drop in – see you soon!

NEW! Office Hours with Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Advisor

Mondays 11:50-12:20 & Wednesday 9:00-9:30am – Here’s the link (small groups)

Skills Groups- Handling Distance Learning, Organization, Stress

Build Skills! Connect! Thrive! A 3 session groups starting 10/13  

Small groups designed to help ARHS students thrive! 

1. Finding your Rhythm with Distance Learning Tuesdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 @ 11:50 Sign up here:

2. How to Deal: Teen Wellness and Stress Management Tuesdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 @ 12:30 Sign up here:

3. Academic Organization: Session 1 Wednesdays: 10/14, 10/20, 10/28 @ 2:30 Sign up here:

4.  Academic Organization: Session 2 Thursdays: 10/15, 10/21, 10/22 @ 2:30 Sign up here:

NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs – Dates

Partnering with GoToCollegeFairs, NEACAC is excited about this unique opportunity for students to explore virtual “booths”, chat with admission representatives, watch presentations, and much more! More than 250 Institutions will be exhibiting at the College Fairs.

Registration is required, but is FREE! In order to register (yourself or students!), please visit and follow the steps to register and gain access to the fair.

Admission Representatives will be available LIVE on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (6-8:00 pm)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 (6-8:00 pm)

Sunday, November 15, 2020 (1-3:00 pm)

College Planning Roundtable 10/22 3:00pm-5:30 Save the Date!

ARHS College Planning Roundtable – 3:00-5:00pm visit and learn about the college planning process – Virtual roundtable with recent ARHS alums and admissions representatives.

FAFSA Resources

Federal Student Aid – Government resource for FAFSA – link. – Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority – link

MEFA Videos – link – Great resource on the financial health of colleges and universities, financing college – link.

MASFAA – Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators – FAFSA Day – Free support in English and Spanish – link

SallieMae – Free FAFSA Webinar – registration link

College Vine – Awesome essay and admissions advice

Specific supplemental essay and Common Application support – link

No More Handbook – College Planning Howlers Instead – more coming soon!

(you need and email to view – seniors collaborate with your parents/guardians)

Take Control of the College Planning Process

Building Your List

College and Career Advisor & School Counselor Recommendation Meetings

Upcoming College Greenlight Panels

Oct 14 & 157PM – 9PM EST Online College Block Party: College & Careers |All high- school students, counselors, and parents are invited to gain expert advice from college reps and current college students.  Students will get further guidance on how to (1) explore their college options and (2) learn how to best differentiate majors/programs than can support their needs and career goals. We will explore the following: Liberal Arts, Health-Science, Engineering, Social Justice, & Aviation.Registration Link & For More Details 

Westfield State University’s Urban Education Program for First Gen Students

First Generation Students! Westfield State University is offering Urban Ed Program Open Houses 10/6, 10/7, 10/15, and 10/22 all starting at 6:00 p.m. RSVP – link (Live Virtual Open House Events – bottom of page). 

Learn more – Urban Ed Program information – link 

University of California Admissions Writing Support 

University of California Writing Support – registration link

How to Write the UC Personal Insight Questions

Saturday, October 10th

Saturday, October 17th

Saturday, October 24th

*Live Sessions are held at 2:00-3:30 pm PT (5:00-6:30pm ET)

Students will also receive access to CEG’s other OnDemand video courses as well:

How to Write a Personal Statement

How to Write the College Application + Supplemental Essays

GAP Year Possibilities

Dynamy Internship Year – link

Americorps – link

Visiting Admissions Rep Resources

Clark University

1. We have permanently moved our EA and EDI deadlines from November 1st to November 15th.
2. We have waived the application fee for all applicants this cycle.
3. We have been test optional for many years, and are clarifying for students this year: We always give students equal consideration for admission, merit scholarship, and need-based financial aid with or without their test scores.
4. We have a month of virtual events this month called Clarktoberfest! You can find more information here.

Earlham College – link

Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Counselor, Deidre Cuffee-Gray

phone – 413 362-1720
email –
(email is best these days…)

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