What is Gross Catholic’s CEEB code?
The code is 281-712.
How do I choose the right college?
Choosing the right school will be one of the most important decisions you will make and it isn't always easy. Don’t worry, there are over 3,000 schools in the United States and you can find one that is right for you. Each student should choose the right college based on academics, size, location, price, and major to meet his/her need. Students should begin researching schools and learning about what each school has to offer. Many colleges schedule visits to Gross Catholic. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out about these schools and pick up some materials. Check the college visit calendar on Edline for the schedule. Most importantly, students need to visit schools during their junior and senior years.
What if I want to play sports in college?
If you want to play sports at a Division I/II school then you must meet the NCAA requirements. You will also need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. If you want to play sports at a NAIA school, then you must apply with the NAIA Eligibility Center.
When should I start applying to college?
Seniors should begin applying to schools around September 1 and plan to have all applications completed by December 1. Some schools have early admission dates, so students need to check with each school to determine the deadline.
How do I find out about scholarships?
There are many resources for finding scholarships. One of the best resources is the weekly newsletter, the Senior Care Package on the Guidance Edline page. The newsletter is also distributed in English class almost every week. Students can earn scholarships through their activities, employment, parents’ employment, clubs and activities. Additionally, there are many other resources that can be found in the Guidance Office.
How do I apply for college?
Almost all schools use online applications. First, you must go to the school’s website and apply. Many schools charge a fee for the application. After the online application is completed, students fill out a transcript request form in the Guidance Center. Once the college has received all of the information, an admission decision is mailed to the student.
What is the Common Application?
The Common Application is a university application that can be sent to over 300 schools in the United States. Currently, the only school in Nebraska accepting the Common Application is Creighton University. This is a useful tool for students who are considering out-of-state schools.
When should I take the ACT?
Students should consider taking the ACT Test in the spring of their junior year and then again in the fall of their senior year. Typically, schools will accept the highest score through the December test of the student’s senior year.
When do I have to choose a school?
Schools require a deposit by May 1 of senior year.
Where do I learn about financial aid?
Financial Aid is considered to be scholarship, grants, and loans giving by the school, organizations and the federal government. Parents and students can learn about financial aid during our College Information Nights or through EducationQuest or by speaking with a counselor.
When is the FAFSA due?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) can be completed after January 1 of the student’s senior year and many schools have priority dates sometime in March.