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2019-2020 College Fair Calendar

08/29/2019

Local college fairs offer a great chance for families to learn more about colleges and universities nationwide. Mark your calendar and plan to attend as your schedule allows

Before attending, it’s best to make your fair experience better by registering at https://app.strivescan.com/students.

September 23: Indy Westside College Fair, 6:30-8:00 PM, Ben Davis High School

September 24: NACAC – Indianapolis National Fair, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Indiana Convention Center

September 24: Hamilton County College Fair, 6:30-8:00 PM, Hamilton Southeastern High School

September 26: Indianapolis Black Alumni Council College Fair, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Crispus Attucks High School

October 22: NACAC Indianapolis National Visual & Performing Arts Fair, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Butler University

March 9: Greater Indianapolis Southside Fair, 6:30-8:00 PM, University of Indianapolis

March 10: Northeast Indianapolis College Fair, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Lawrence North High School

March 11: Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair, 6:00-8:00 PM, Grand Park Event Center – Westfield

College Rep Meetings 2019-20

08/19/2019

We are excited to host college reps at Bishop Chatard for the next few months. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to attend the meetings. Our policy for college rep meetings is:

  • You must sign up for a visit in advance to attend the session.
  • Each student is allowed to participate in up to eight meetings.
  • You are responsible to make up any work missed.
  • You are not to miss a test, mandatory presentation, important quiz, etc., for a college meeting. If you are not sure what will take place in class on the day of the visit, be proactive and check with the teacher the day before or the morning of the meeting to see if it is acceptable for you to miss class.
  • You will go directly to the meeting room rather than reporting to class first. Attendance will be taken. You must be in the designated room or area of the meeting prior to the ringing of the bell or you will be marked tardy for that period’s class.
  • College meetings that take place during seminar take up the entire period. You will not be released from the meeting room for any reason.
  • College meetings that take place during a class period will typically end well in advance of the end of the period; you will be given a pass to return to class promptly.
  • The School Counseling Office reserves the right to remove you from the college meeting if your academic profile does not match the admission standards of the school or if your actions do not meet the desired expectations for our students.View the College Reps Schedule

To Signup:

  • Log in to Naviance Student. (Use your student number without @bishopchatard.org and your regular BCHS password.)
  • Scroll down to “College Visits”
  • Click on “Show More.”
  • Next to the college name for the meeting you want to attend, click on ‘Register Now’ (over at the right).
  • You will not receive a pass for the meeting. Attendance will be taken when the bell rings. Meeting locations and room numbers can also be found on the Student Activities calendar on the BCHS website.
  • View the college rep meeting schedule.

Why do we have college meetings?

  • Many colleges track students’ demonstrated interest. (If a student shows up at the high school meeting, it goes into the application record and can help chances of admission or scholarship. It is a reality of the admissions process these days.)
  • This is a great chance for you to find out whether schools are a good fit for your academic statistics (GPA and test scores) and desired majors.
  • These meetings help to make you aware of deadlines, special scholarships, and important information regarding your applications to your top choice schools.
  • You will be able to expand your horizons to hear about some schools that you may not have previously considered.

Quick Look at College Credit for English Courses

02/27/2019

Students often have questions regarding their potential to earn college credit as they evaluate which senior English course to take. This chart shows what credit some local universities currently award for AP Language, AP Literature, and W131.

A few reminders as you review this information:

  1. The preparation you receive in these courses is a wonderful foundation for success in your college-level courses. Even if you will not be exempt from a specific English class at the college or university you attend, it is still advantageous to take these courses.
  2. Most colleges have a policy that if you are awarded college credit from another university (100-level course or higher earning a C or better), you will receive transfer credit. There are exceptions to this.  Additionally, these credits sometimes come in as elective credit, but a certain number of elective credits are required for graduation as well.
  3. Colleges and universities change their policies and the specific credit awarded on a very regular basis. Often, faculty review committees or new Provosts or Deans can change the requirements over the summer. It is important to opt into or out of a class based on the knowledge acquired and experience gained rather than always trying to work ahead at a specific college of university.
  4. This information was compiled via various inquiries to registrars, admissions offices, transfer credit evaluation sites, and academic deans. There may be exceptions based on the major to which you are applying, etc. It is best to contact the college or university’s Registrar if you have questions or are trying to decide whether to enroll in a course.

AP Language AP Literature W 131
Ball State University ENG 103 (3 or 4)

ENG 103 & 104 (5)

ENG 206 (3, 4, or 5) ENG 103
Butler University EN 185 (4 or 5) EN 185 (4 or 5) General elective: 100 level credit
Indiana University W 131 (4 or 5) X 101 (3, 4, or 5) Grade is taken in GPA
Marian University ENG 101 (4 or 5) ENG 101 & ENG 112 (4 or 5) ENG 112
University of Notre Dame WR 13100 (4 or 5) No credit transfers No credit transfers
Purdue University ENGL 10600 (4 or 5) ENGL 23100 (4 or 5) ENG 10300

Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant

09/17/2018

The Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant provides free job training for Hoosiers in high-demand sectors from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. Sectors include: Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Science, IT & Business Services and Transportation & Logistics.

The Indiana General Assembly created Next Level Jobs for working-age Hoosiers in 2017, and expanded the program in 2018 to include all high school graduates. This is a great opportunity for all students, especially those who may not qualify for other forms of financial aid.

Next Level Jobs provides free job training for Hoosiers who:

1) Are an Indiana resident AND a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen)

2) Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree

3) Enroll in a qualifying certificate program in a high-demand job sector

For more information, please CLICK HERE.