Mrs. Nixon and students discussing college information

College Counseling

Class of 2020 – May Newsletter

05/04/2020

The following was sent via email to all seniors from BCHS College Counselor, Mrs. Nixon.

Updates on College Deposits

Many colleges and universities have bumped their deposit deadlines (which are used to secure a spot in the freshman class) past the typical May 1 deadline.View of list of colleges that have moved their deadlines to June 1 or later

Complete the BCHS Exit Form

Please complete the 2020 Exit Form below to help several offices at Bishop Chatard gather very important information and data. We send your final transcript to the school you indicate on this form. If you change your mind about the school you are planning to attend, please email pnixon@bishopchatard.org and aalerding@bishopchatard.org so that we can send your transcript to the correct place.
Note: You must be signed into your BCHS email to open the form

Open Exit Form

State of Indiana Survey

The Commission for Higher Education (CHE) has prepared a survey in an effort to collect information regarding the future plans of the Class of 2020.

Open Indiana Survery

Send us your Admission & Scholarship Offers
We would also still like to receive your admission letters and scholarship offers. Please forward those to pnixon@bishopchatard.org or aalerding@bishopchatard.org. The list will be updated and available by May 6 on our website. Congratulations on all of the scholarships and awards you have received!

View Current List

Dual Credit Courses and Transcripts

If you have taken dual credit classes, we aren’t able to send dual credit transcripts to colleges because they are issued directly through the credit-granting institution. You will need to request that the college sends your transcript. For Indiana University Advance College Project (ACP) courses (Public Speaking, W131, Finite), you can request your transcript at transcript.indiana.edu/nocas/fax_welcome.cfm. If you have any trouble with that, their phone number is (812) 855-4500. For Vincennes University courses (Accounting), you can request your transcript at www.vinu.edu/transcript-requests. For questions, please contact them by phone at 812.888.4220 or email at records@vinu.edu.

About Next Fall

Colleges know that some students will not be ready to begin in August due to a variety of pandemic-related financial and medical circumstances. They are also prepared that if they start fall classes in a remote, online, or hybrid format, some students will not want to start that way this fall semester. If this ends up being the case, the student will want to defer their admission for January 2021 or the fall of 2021. If you want to defer your admission, please contact the college or university to check on their institutional policy and say “I would like to request to defer my enrollment to _____ of 2021.” Your offer of admission will still stand the next year, but because budgets and scholarship calculations vary from year to year, you will be considered for a new financial aid package.

Questions?

I know these may not have answered your specific questions. Please let me (Mrs. Nixon, pnixon@bishopchatard.org) know if there is anything I can do to help in the next few weeks. Thank you, and congratulations on being so close to finishing your last high school assignments and tests! We miss you so much!