College Planning Webinar Series

Be sure you and your parents are registered to participate in the college admission planning webinars, offered exclusively to NJHS members and their parents/guardians. It’s never to early to begin thinking about this important step after high school!

You should also follow @nhs_njhs on Twitter and /nhsandnjhs on Facebook using #Prep4College for insights from webinar panelists, as well as college admission and financial aid experts throughout the year to learn more information. Ask questions. Get answers!

NHS/NJHS: Understanding the College Application Process

September 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Preparing to submit your college applications is exciting, but it can also stressful. Join us for an honest conversation about admission deadlines, application requirements, and frequently asked questions.

NHS/NJHS: How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications

September 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Are you planning to complete the National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship application or apply for other scholarships this year? In this interactive workshop, students will hear tips and best practices for transforming their service and leadership experiences into compelling stories. These strategies will be directly applicable to the NHS Scholarship and also transferable to other scholarship and college applications. Students who register can attend the live session and pose questions to the presenters, or they can opt to watch a recording of the presentation after the live broadcast.

NHS/NJHS: Navigating the FAFSA

October 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

FAFSA completion is necessary to be considered for federal student financial aid, as well as for states and colleges determining eligibility for other financial aid. Expert presenters will provide plain-language instructions, plus practical advice and resources to make this important step in the college application process as stress-free as possible.

NHS/NJHS: First Steps in Writing Your College Essay

October 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Writing about yourself can be difficult, but it’s important to share your own unique story in your college essay. This session features guided activities and writing strategies to help applicants shine in preparing a personal statement.

NHS/NJHS: Your Guide to College Financial Aid

February 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

This session offers an introductory lesson on college financial aid literacy, including scholarship options, institutional aid, and the FAFSA. Knowledgeable panelists will share common terms, definitions, and resources aimed at helping viewers understand ways to pay for college. They will also help students and parents navigate the financial aid award package, with a special focus on the first-year award.

NHS/NJHS: Getting Started With Your College Search

April 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Join us for a comprehensive guide to the college search process—from developing your college wish list and researching schools to visiting campuses and narrowing down your list. Presenters will also prepare you to meet with admissions officers and suggest questions to ask. Finally, we will focus on application preparation—including tips on admissions testing, essays, recommendation letters, and deadlines.

NHS/NJHS: You’re Accepted! Now What?

April 30, 2020, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Graduating from high school and preparing to take the next step in your education can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. During this presentation, college admissions and student life professionals will give you tips for making a smooth transition to your college in the fall. The session will also feature strategies for successfully completing your freshman year, becoming a leader on your campus, and finding meaningful service opportunities to your new community.