International School for the Arts
We want to celebrate YOU! Please complete this form and upload a picture of each college acceptance letter you have received/will receive throughout the school year. (Example: If you have 5 acceptance letters, you will need to complete this form five times) For Military enlistment you will need to upload a copy of paperwork with your signature on the document for the branch you are enlisting with. You can take a picture with your letter OR you can just take a picture of the letter. Make sure you use your school email address when completing the form.
This handbook provides an overview of the college application process, high school diploma requirements, standardized testing, career development resources and scholarships/financial aid. Please use this guide as a resource to assist you in navigating the senior year.
The following resources provide access to virtual college tours, college search engines.
Big Future College Search, Comprehensive college search engine.
Virtual College Fairs, College fairs hosted monthly by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Campus Tours, Links to virtual tours, video clips, and other material.
College Quest, Search for colleges by interest, size, location.
College Net, Search for colleges, scholarships, financial aid; electronic applications; virtual bookstore.
College Navigator, Search for information on college, financial aid and other college application information. Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.
CollegeWeek Live, Virtual college fairs.
College View, College searches and information about college life.
National Association of College Admissions Counseling, Information about admission policies and procedures. This information is provided by the Association of College Admissions and Counseling Professionals.
Peterson's, College searches, information on majors, careers, financial aid and preparation for college.
THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
THe link above provides Access to "how to Apply" videos and links to admissions applications to all 2yr and 4yr Colleges in the state of South Carolina
1. GET AN APPLICATION: Most college applications can be accessed online. Students can simply go to the college's website and fill out the online application.
2. APPLY: Students should read and follow all directions and fill out the application thoroughly. If using a paper application, be sure to write neatly and legibly.
3.COUNSELOR FORM: Some colleges include a sheet that must be completed by the school counselor. Print this form and bring it to your school counselor as soon as possible.
4. RECOMMENDATION LETTER: Colleges often require recommendations. This can be either a letter or may be a certain form that the college has within the application that is sent to the recommender via a secure link. Be sure to give the writer of any recommendation plenty of time to complete the letter or form. It is recommended that you provide the writer a copy of your resume or an activity sheet listing your activities, awards, and accomplishments, etc.
5. TRANSCRIPT: After completing the application, students are required to request their high school transcript through www.Parchment.com to be sent to each college they are applying to.
6. ACT/SAT SCORES: Colleges require that students have test scores sent directly from the ACT or Collegeboard (SAT). Students can also indicate which colleges they would like for their scores to be sent to when they take the test.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING
For information on general information about the Accuplacer, ACT, and SAT tests, as well as information about test preparation click here . For specific questions, please contact the School Counseling Office by calling (803) 476 - 3005.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Free Application for Federal Student Aid : Available October 1
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 their financial aid process can be found here.
The Irmo High School Counseling Department hosts an active scholarship directory each year. The 2021-2022 directory can be accessed by accessing this link:
Wondering how to pay for college? This video series can help. Over the course of eight short videos, learn not only what resources are available to help pay for college, but also the basics of financial aid and the questions to consider before choosing a college.
NCAA & NAIA Eligibility
For College Bound Student-Athletes
Students who wish to compete in sports at the collegiate level must register with the NCAA or NAIA Eligibility Center. Click here for more information.