The Guidance Department offers a wide variety of services including: personal counseling, registration of classes, curriculum planning for students, career assessment, college selection, scholarship information and testing services. It is our goal to equip students with positive approaches in decision-making and problem solving. School counselors: For academic or scheduling questions students with the last name starting with A-D see Malinda Brown; E-K see Garry Finch; L-R see Jeaneen Bohanan; S-Z see Dana Smith. Director of Student Services: Dr. Jennifer Jewell; Secretary: Tina Winkler.
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- Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00-7:00pm: College Financial Aid presentation in the MTHS Library. Learn about the college financial aid process including: Student loans, work study programs, grants, scholarships and The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be filed to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs (this includes student loans and grants). Highly recommended for seniors, juniors and parents but anyone is welcome. This year seniors can start filing October 1!
- Thursday, October 10 at 6:00-7:00pm: FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) Completion Workshop 6-7pm in the MTHS library. This workshop is for those who would like assistance filling out the FAFSA. Who: Seniors (bring Parent/Guardian) planning to attend college. Information you will need to bring: Social Security Number OR Your Alien Registration Number, if you (student) are not a U.S. Citizen; 2017 federal tax returns, W-2’s, and other records of income; Banking statements and records of investments (if applicable); Records of untaxed income (if applicable); An FSA ID to sign electronically. (This can be created beforehand at fsaid.ed.gov, or at the time of the application); List of colleges you would like to attend.
To make it easier for you to request transcripts, MTHS has partnered with Parchment to provide secure online transcript ordering available 24/7. For most colleges, this process is free. If you request a transcript and it costs money, please feel free to contact Tina Winkler (email@example.com) and she will gladly send a hard copy via mail. Test scores are on the transcript; however, you can request to have NO test scores.
October 1: Seniors going to college next year need to fill out the FAFSA-“Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” All students must fill this out to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs (this includes student loans and grants). Colleges also use this to determine financial assistance and scholarships. Apply online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
Guidance Web Pages
Upcoming College Visits are scheduled in the Guidance Office with Miss Tina. Please stop by the Guidance Office as soon as possible to sign up to receive a pass to visit with a representative from their college admission offices on the dates below. The reps will meet in the Guidance Office with interested students to discuss topics such as academic programs, campus life, financial aid and admission procedure of their college. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to meet with the college reps.
The following Colleges and Universities will be at MTHS:
See Daily Announcements for full list of colleges visiting: http://www.mths.us/daily-announcements/
See below for campus virtual tours:
University/College Direct Links
♦ EIU – Eastern Illinois University
♦ ISU – Illinois State University
♦ NIU – Northern Illinois University
♦ SIU – Southern Illinois University
♦ SIUE – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
♦ UIC – University of Illinois at Chicago
♦ UIUC – University of Illinois at Champaign
♦ WIU – Western Illinois University