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FSSA College Office

College Office : Sheva El Hassan, Joanne Maglaras

The College Office is located in the Guidance Suite on the 4th floor. The College Office provides many services intended to help guide students through the college admissions process. As deciding what to do after high school graduation is often a stressful process for students, the college office staff works with each student to select the best possible environment to foster continued academic, social, and personal growth. The College Counselors meet with students individually and in groups to organize the necessary steps to achieve their post-graduation goals. FSSA students get the most current information. All aspects of college admission, financial aid, and scholarship procedures are available.



Earn good grades – Colleges look at All High School course grades.

Try out several activities to see what you like best.

Pursue community service possibilities.

Consider taking a SAT Subject test. (Biology)


Continue to maintain good grades that will lead to advance courses in your junior year.

Take the PSAT in October.

Focus on two or three activities in depth.

Continue with a consistent theme in community service.

Begin exploring career options and interests. (See Occupational Outlook Handbook Link on right sidebar)

It may be appropriate to take another SAT Subject test. (World History)


Take advanced courses open to juniors and prepare for advanced work in senior year.

Junior year grades are the most critical for college admission – WORK HARD!

Take the PSAT. (register September – test October)

Continue with activities and community service, try for leadership roles.

Meet with college admission counselors that visit FSSA or in the community.

Meet with your college counselor, develop an initial list of 15 to 20 colleges that interest you.

Begin developing portfolios/auditions pieces for college auditions.

Take the SAT I in May or June

Get a job or internship, volunteer or attend a special interest program. Tour colleges and narrow down the college list.

Consider taking the ACT in June.


Select the most challenging courses available to you and work hard on fall term grades.

Take the SAT I in October.

Continue with leadership roles in activities and community service.

Attend college fairs and schedule campus visits.

Finish applications by late December.

File for financial aid (FAFSA) as soon as you can after January 1st.

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