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Winter Break Tip (#5)

❄️ NHS Winter Break Tip #5 ❄️
While we hope our Panthers enjoy the break from classes and spend time with family and friends, we hope they will set aside some time to review any vital paperwork and checklists!
🐾 Identify and tie up any loose ends 🐾 Winter break is a great time to revisit your college applications checklist. It’s one of the best ways to calm the college hunt jitters, and you might head off a problem. Our NHS Student Information Center ( is a wonderful resource for information about continuing your education and provides a College Planning Checklist to make sure you are staying on track. Here are a few important things to think about:
🔹 Do you have applications that are due by January 15th, February 1st, or later that need a final run-through? If the clock has ticked past the deadlines, is it time to verify the applications were received?
🔹 Are all your essays written and polished?
🔹 Are all the letters of recommendation you need either in the process of being written, on the way, or received?
🔹 Did you have any early decision or early acceptance applications? Follow through. Be sure to respond to any important communications and submit all necessary paperwork.
🔹 Do you know the three types of deadlines (school, state, and federal) for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Are you on track with all of them?
🔹 Have you tried scholarship searches and grant search tools to see what may be available? Information about these tools can be found on the NHS Student Information Center ( as well as Federal Pell Grants, Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, and Financial Aid.
As always, make sure to visit the NHS Student Information Center ( or speak with your NHS Guidance Counselor for more information. Online appointment scheduling is available for both Mrs. Cheggeh (for students with last name ending with A-L) and Mrs. Ross (for students with last name ending with M-Z).
“There are always loose ends in real life.” –JK Rowling