With more and more postsecondary options to consider, it can be tough to know where and how to best compare colleges. The U.S Department of Education has recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard - available at CollegeScorecared.ed.gov.
The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering the typical costs, average student loan amount, students’ ability to repay their loans and their future earnings.
Oklahoma’s Promise allows students whose families earn $50,000 or less annually, and who meet academic and conduct requirements to earn a college tuition scholarship.
Reminder: Seniors need to start the process of filing for FAFSA monies for the next school year. The address is FAFSA.Ed.Gov. You will need your parents income tax returns for the previous year to complete the form. If you do not have this information at the present you still may file and provide the appropriate information when it becomes available. Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant applications through FAFSA are due March 1st
There is a video and a step by step process for filling out the FAFSA paperwork.
Ucango2.org is also a helpful website for all students and parents of all grade levels.
ACT Test Registration
Students can register online and check testing dates by visiting www.actstudent.org. The only test date offered on Dewey High School's campus is the October test date.
Concurrent College Enrollment
Junior and Senior students wishing to earn college credit and fulfill high school graduation requirements at the same time, may enroll in concurrent college courses at either of the following universities in our area:
Rogers State University offers free tuition to all high school qualifying students who choose to take classes through the Concurrent Enrollment Program for High School Students during the Fall and Spring semesters. You will be required to pay regular class fees. Other requirements include:
Juniors must have an ACT composite score of 21 or above and a sub-score of 19 or above in the desired concurrent subject area. If the composite score requirement isn't met, the student must have a GPA of 3.5 or above but sub-score must still be 19 or above.
Seniors must have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and a sub-score of 19 or above in the desired subject area. If the composite score requirement isn't met, the student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above but sub-score must still be 19 or above.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University courses are charged per credit hour and do not include books, lab fees, or private lesson fees. You must contact OKWU about updated costs of concurrent college courses.
Juniors and Seniors must meet all 4 of the following Concurrent enrollment criteria:
Application form completed
SAT/ACT score of 860/18 or higher
Minimum of Junior Class high school classification
High School GPA of 2.5 or higher
For more information or enrollment forms, contact Mr. Jack Golden, HS Counselor, at 918-534-0933.