International School for the Arts
Class of 2020 Quick Facts Resource Guide
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The College Application Process
The following is a checklist to make sure that you have completed everything that you need to do to apply to the college of your choice.
Step 1: Complete the application. Colleges prefer and highly encourage electronic applications.
Step 2: Send your ACT/SAT test scores. You can request that scores be sent to four colleges at the time of test registration for free. There is a fee to send scores after you have taken the test.(ACT fee is $12 and SAT fee is $17). Scores can be sent by accesing actstudent.org and/or collegeboard.com.*You can send your scores before you complete the college application.*
***If you are planning to attend a Technical College, you will need to take the ACCUPLACER.**
Step 3: Send your transcript.All transcript requests must be made through Parchment. Transcripts are free for all current students.
Step 4: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
*Some colleges, universities, and scholarship programs use the CSS profile as part of their financial aid process*
College Admissions TestingBoth ACT and SAT scores are used for 4-year college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Some health career programs at 2-year colleges also require the SAT or ACT for specific program admissions.Click here for all 2019-2020 test dates and more information about registering to take the ACT or SAT.Some selective colleges/universities may require SAT Subject Tests. To view a list of these colleges/universities please click hereClick here for all 2019-2020 SAT Subject Test datesThe Accuplacer test is required for admissions to all 2-year Technical Colleges in the state of South Carolina. This test is administered by Midlands Technical College. For more information about registering to take the Accuplacer, and to access test preparation materials, please visit https://accuplacer.
collegeboard.org.Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid : Avalible October 1, 2019
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: it determines a student's eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college, which may include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.
College Scholarship Service Profile
CSS Profile®,short for the College Scholarship Service Profile, is an online application created and maintained by the United States-based College Board that allows college students to apply for non-federal financial aid. A list of colleges, universities , and scholarship programs that use CSS PRofile as part of thier finanial aid process can be found here.
The Irmo High School Counseling Department hosts an active scholarship directory each year. The 2019-2020 directory can be accessed by accessing this link:
NCAA & NAIA Eligibility
For College Bound Student-Athletes
Students who wish to compete in sports at collegiate level must register with the NCAA or NAIA Eligibilty Center. Click here for more information.WIN Assessment Intepretation