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PSAT Registration, Info Sessions, and Events

PSAT Registration Open for Premières

The PSAT will be offered Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00am to 12:00pm (approximately) at the school. This fall’s PSAT is the qualifying exam for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program* for all current première students who meet the following criteria:

-Will stay at Rochambeau for terminale

-Are US citizens, US permanent residents (green card holders), or have applied for green card.

Première students meeting these requirements must take the October 19th PSAT in order to be eligibility to compete in the National Merit/National Achievement Scholarship Programs or the National Hispanic Recognition Program.*

Even if you do not meet the criteria for scholarships, the PSAT is excellent practice for the actual SAT, which you will have to take in order to apply to US universities. All première students are encouraged to take the PSAT in October as a practice test for the SAT. Note: PSAT results are NOT sent to universities and are not used at all in university admission. The PSAT is purely a practice test which can also lead to scholarships for eligible students who make top scores.

Information sheet and registration form

If you intend to take the test, please complete the Student Registration form and bring it, with payment, to the receptionist at the Administration Building, Forest Road campus, by Tuesday, October 11, 2016.


Recap: Morning Meeting - Financial Aid & Scholarships

Thank you to the 11 parents who joined us for the first University Counseling morning meeting of the fall on September 7. We had a good discussion about financial aid and scholarships. Refer to the financial aid and scholarships hand-outs for more information.


SCHOOL EVENTS

Orientation Meetings with Terminale Students

September 12 (Monday) 1:30 to 3:20pm: Terminale ES & L with Mme. Parliman: CRA (please bring your laptop or iPad)

Terminale S with Mme. Gaultier: Room 107

September 19 (Monday) 3:40 to 5:20pm: Terminale S with Mme. Parliman: CRA (please bring your laptop or iPad)

Terminale ES & L with Mme. Gaultier: Room 107


College Info Night for Terminales & Parents

September 14 (Wednesday)

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: *CHANGE OF VENUE: Now in the Auditorium in the lycée

Important information for students and parents about deadlines, college applications, recommendation letters, tests, etc.

 

University Visits for Students

Over 20 colleges and universities from all over the world have already scheduled fall visits to Rochambeau, and these representatives are eager to meet our students! Students in all high school grades (quatrième onward) are invited to attend to learn more about these great schools. Students should ask their teacher for permission to attend (if they have class during the session time), and email Ms. Parliman to sign up. Students are welcome to bring their lunch. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are at 12:30pm in La Grande Salle de Reunion, room 212, upstairs in the Administration Building. Upcoming visits:

Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA): Thursday, September 15

Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, USA): Friday, September 16

University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK): Friday, September 16  Time: 1:10pm

Minerva Schools at KGI: *Special workshop: Design Your Ideal College* - Monday, September 19

In this workshop, students will be challenged to think like an entrepreneur-- critically and creatively-- about their college search. You’ll learn Silicon Valley brainstorming exercises and apply a problem-solving approach made famous by Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to build your dream university. You’ll also learn about Minerva's approach to college.

“Minerva is a global liberal arts university program designed by a Harvard dean and Silicon Valley entrepreneur to prepare students to solve complex global problems. Minerva students live in up to seven of the world’s greatest cities throughout their four years of college, studying exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout.”

New College of the Humanities (UK): Monday, September 26


UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSIONS

Meet admissions representatives and learn what makes these schools unique.

Duke Info Session (North Carolina, USA): Tuesday, September 13

6:30 to 8:00pm

Location: Episcopal High School, Pendleton Hall, 1200 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA

Register here: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/portal/discover-duke?id=beba5a68-75d4-41c7-ba19-05359b88adc3


MIT Info Session (Massachusetts, USA): Thursday, September 15

6:30pm

Location: Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda, MD

No registration necessary


Boston University Info Session (Massachusetts, USA): Sunday, September 18, 2016

Refreshments 12:30pm, presentation 1:00pm

Location: Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA

To register, call 617-353-2300

 

Washington University in St. Louis Info Session (Missouri, USA): Sunday, September 18

7:00 to 8:00pm

Location: Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA

No reservation needed. For additional information, call 800-638-0700 or visit admissions.wustl.edu


Carnegie Mellon University Info Session (Pennsylvania, USA): Tuesday, September 20

7:30pm

Location: Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA

Register here: http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you


Fordham University Info Session (New York City, USA): Thursday, September 29

7:00 to 9:00pm

Location: Georgetown Preparatory School, Hanley Multipurpose Room, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Register here: https://admission.fordham.edu/register/?id=f3efe286-022f-4ddf-8d54-a7590734246e


“Best of U” - UK Universities Info Session - University of Bristol, Durham U, Newcastle U, U of Southampton, U of Warwick, and U of York: Wednesday, October 12

7:30 to 10:00pm

Location: Washington International School, 3100 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/best-of-u-washington-dc-tickets-26242457898

Posted by Emily Parliman on Tuesday September, 13, 2016
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