• Senior Information and Senior News

    Senior Class Visit Handout 2022

    Be sure to check the Senior News and Senior Updates page often. 

    Be sure to sign up for the Senior Remind: Text 81010 @SCPG23

    Follow us on Instagram: @scpguidance

    Scheduling an appointment with your counselor:

    Senior Planning Calendar
    Click here to view suggested senior timeline.

    Links that are important – read about these links below:


    • Ongoing, August – June: apply for scholarships.
    • October 1 – November 1: Early Decision, Early Action, and other special admissions deadlines such as University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech on October 15                                                                                                                                                          
    • October 1: Bright Futures application available online.
    • October 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available. (Note: Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the FAFSA will open October 1.)                                                                                                                                                                
    • November 1: University of Florida application deadline and many other universities
    • December 1 – February 1: Most deadlines for commonapp.org colleges.
    • May 1: Date by which you MUST have notified the college you will attend and make a deposit.

      SAT and ACT

    Click here to register for the SAT

    How to accept your Collegeboard fee waiver benefits

    Click here to register for the ACT    

    Florida State University System:

    College Application Process
    State of Florida Public Colleges and Universities - follow all of the guidelines and directions to apply that are on the SUS matrix chart, or go to the colleges’ websites. When you request the transcript, the following occurs:

    • Stanton receives your request.
    • Stanton electronically sends your request to the Duval County transmission center.
    • Duval County sends your transcript electronically to the college.
    • The college “picks up” your transcript from their electronic mailbox.
    • The college must process this information and will post it on your status screen - THIS COULD TAKE UP TO 3 – 4 WEEKS from the date you request it, so please be patient if it doesn’t show on your status screen immediately.

    Common Application Colleges at www.commonapp.org and SCOIR colleges at www.scoir.com. Pick one application portal to submit your application.

    • Remember, all supporting documentation will be processed via SCOIR. 
    • Your counselor will complete the online High School Report Form and will electronically send your transcript. IMPORTANT NOTE: in order for your counselor to complete these forms you must provide a high school resume or an Activities and Experiences Sheet
    • For teacher recommendations, request through SCOIR. Put your teacher’s email address where requested, and notify that teacher at least 2 weeks before the due date. Teacher email addresses can be accessed by clicking on the tab “Contact Information,” located at the top of this page.

    Out of State Public Colleges and Private Colleges that do not use the Common App – these colleges’ application process might include some or all of the following:

    • Your online application – complete at the college’s website.
    • Your transcript - request the transcript on the Stanton site. It will be mailed unless you state otherwise.
    • A Counselor’s Report Form - sometimes called the High School Report Form. You must print this and BRING it to your counselor. The only exception would be if the college asks for the counselor’s email and sends the form to the counselor directly – this should be clear in the directions the college gives you. This form will be mailed with the transcript unless submitted online.
    • Teacher Recommendation Forms - You must print these and BRING them to your teachers. The only exception would be if the college asks for the teachers’ emails and sends the forms to the teachers directly – this should be clear in the directions the college gives you. When requesting a recommendation from a teacher, be sure to complete this form and give it to her/him.
    • College Application Essays - Your essay is a very important component of your application. It is important that you clearly understand the prompt, or what they are asking you to write. Once you have a working draft of an essay, you should show it to your English teachers as well as submit it to your counselor for review. 

      Writer’s block is very common when having to approach an essay about yourself. The attributes that colleges are expecting you to address in your essay are contained in these handouts:
      Evaluate Yourself – prompts to help you clarify issues

      Components of a successful college essay.

    Paying for College $$$ : Visit this page

    Tools to use:
    • MyinTuition developed by Wellesley College. It shows the projected cost of college once financial aid is factored in, helping students understand and plan for what college will actually cost.
    • My Big Future developed by Collegeboard. Compare the true cost of various colleges. Use this calculator to see how much college will cost by the time you enroll.

    1. Florida Bright Futures Program opens October 1st

    High School Graduation Year SAT/ACT Score to Earn FAS Award SAT/ACT Score to Earn FMS Award Community Service Hours Requirement GPA Requirement

    1330 SAT

    1210 SAT

    FAS- 100 FAS – 3.5 or higher in 16 credits of college prep academic classes

    29 ACT

    25 ACT

    FMS- 75 FMS- 3.0 or higher in 16 credits of college   prep academic classes

    Application opens October 1

    Service hours are due in Guidance the day before winter break, or the day before spring break.

    Financial Aid Night Presentation

    Navigating Your Financial Future     

    2. FAFSA October 1st: (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. For more information visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/  Visit FAFSA4caster to help you understand your options for paying for college. Provide some basic information and they will estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.  Check out: FAFSA do's and don'ts and Who is my "parent" on the FAFSA?

    Sample FAFSA 2021-2022

    CSS Profile: Each year CSS Profile gives access to more than $9 billion for thousands of undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid. (For federal aid you must complete the FAFSA, available Oct. 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.) Some colleges may require the CSS Profile from both biological/adoptive parents in cases of divorce or separation Visit: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/ for more information

    3. Micro-Scholarships: There are many micro-scholarships offered to students. It's just a matter of searching. Some of the more common resources are: 

    For our military families please visit this resource: Financial Aid for Military Families

    Click here for information on the various types of financial assistance.