You just finished your LAST Christmas break—ever. Except for the next four years, when you’ll have a six week break. It’s so much better. Trust me. Anyhow, it’s probably starting to hit you that your high school years are wrapping up. You’ll hit a few more “lasts” until you graduate, and then you will start to experience a whole lot of “firsts.” These next few months will be so exciting, but they’ll probably be a bit chaotic too. In the midst of this excitement, if you’re like me, you’ll want to have all your ducks in a row. Let me help by presenting to you, Your Winter To-Do List:
1. Acceptance, ASAP
If you haven’t already sent us your transcript and ACT/SAT scores, this should be top priority. Why? We cannot award you a scholarship until you’re accepted. Also, everyone likes to be accepted. (See level 3 of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Abraham Maslow knows you need to be accepted.)
I know what you’re thinking. Ew. I promise, it’s not as bad as it seems. Grab your ‘rents, sit ‘em down, fill it out. It will take 30 minutes, tops. Not sure where to start? Just follow this link - fafsa.ed.gov - and follow the prompts. FHU’s code: 003492.
3. Sign up for Maroon & Gold Day.
If you’re even remotely thinking about spending your next four years here, you definitely need to spend a day with us first! Tour campus, see the dorms, eat lunch with your professors, navigate financial aid, learn about studying abroad, and experience what life is like as a student. It’s fun. It’s informative. It’s free. You really don’t want to miss it!
4. Submit your health form.
We’ve gone 146 years without an outbreak of disease. Let’s keep that record going.
5. Submit your housing form.
All students who do not submit a housing form will be living in the FHU barracks.
6. Submit your enrollment deposit.
This $250 deposit will secure your spot for Fall 2015 enrollment AND will be credited to your first semester’s bill. Money.
7. Look for a summer job or internship that gives you some experience in the field you think you’d like to pursue.
It may be a little early to secure your summer job, but I definitely suggest exploring your possibilities now. I can’t tell you how many students have their heart set on a certain field and end up going in a completely different direction with their major. The earlier you find out what field you’d like to study, the more time you’ll save down the road. Getting hands-on job experience is the best way to find out what you’re passionate about. After all, you’re preparing for your career. The experience will also look great on your resume!
To submit forms and sign up for a campus visit, just visit this page. Have this all knocked out? Enjoy yourself until spring. You’re all set for registration!
Brianna Vaughn, Admissions Counselor