Lincoln High School
SCHOOL HOURS
Begins - 7:35am • Dismissal - 2:50pm





Family Connection allows your student to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.
  • See the college visitation list and sign up for college visits/reminders - This is
    especially important in the Fall (August thru November every year). Colleges are added as
    appointments are booked and fall off the list after the date has passed so check early and often!
  •  Access and download information regarding local scholarship opportunities - especially in the Spring
    (click on “colleges” tab then scroll to bottom of page & click the “scholarship list”) 
  • ​Request your Transcript- ​You will request your transcript through Family Connection. You will need to submit payment in the Guidance office along with this form

Login to your Naviance Family Connection account

(Seniors will be given registration codes during senior meetings in September to be able to login)


Naviance Family Connection User Guide
Parent Welcome Email

Student Quick Guide-Getting Started

Student Quick Guide-College Planning

Parent Quick Guide-Getting Started

Parent Quick Guide-College Planning

 



 Lincoln High School - College Resources

  1. College, Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources
  2. College Admissions and Transcript Request Process 
  3. SENIOR YEAR: College Planning Guide
  4. College Fairs
  5. College Athletics
Web Resources for College Search, Careers and Scholarships
Applications Common Application
Campus Tours Virtual tours of colleges
Careers, Financial Aid Adventures In Education
College Ranking US News College Rankings
College Search Collegedata
College Search Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
College Search Best Colleges: Top Christian Colleges
College Search College Board
College Search Historically Black Colleges and Universities
College Search Colleges of Distinction
College Search The Princeton Review
College Search College Is Possible
College Search Student loan information and more
College Search University Links
College Search College Prep 101
College Search, News, Scholarships Peterson's Guide to College
Financial Aid The Financial Aid Information Page
Financial Aid Glossary of Financial Aid Terminology
Financial Aid Mapping Your Future
Financial Aid National Association of Financial Aid Administrators
Financial Aid FAFSA - Federally Assisted Financial Student Aid
Financial Aid Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships United Negro Scholarship Fund
Scholarships Fastweb.com
Scholarships Scholarships.com
Scholarships The Columbus Foundation
Scholarships in Ohio, Financial Aid Ohio Board of Regents
Scholarships SallieMae: College Answer
Testing ACTSAT; Online ACT and SAT Test Practice
U.S. Government Federal Student Aid Web Site

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The College Admissions Process -- Simplified!

  1. During your senior year, finalize the college search and begin to narrow down your college list.  At this point, try to ignore the Cost of Attendance (COA) and be open to the possibilities of financial aid.  You may be surprised at a financial aid package a private school may offer you.  Retake the ACT or SAT to improve your scores.
  2. Finalize the application packets by NOVEMBER 11, 2016 or SOONER.  If you are applying for Early Decision, you must meet the college deadline established.  All admissions paper work should be submitted to the Guidance Office and you must request a transcript in your Naviance Family Connection account. Once you request your transcript in your Family Connection account, click here for a PDF of the transcript payment form and return it to Guidance. The fee for transcripts is $2.00 each.  REMINDER - IF YOU APPLY ON-LINE, YOU WILL STILL NEED THE TRANSCRIPT SENT AND ANY OTHER NEEDED FORMS THE SCHOOL REQUIRES.  Don't forget to enclose your application fee.  Should Letters of Recommendation be needed, give at least two weeks notice to the teacher or counselor by whom you need this completed and request the Letter of Recommendation in your Family Connection account.
  3. Begin the Financial Aid Process after October 1st.  Complete the FAFSA Form and any school-specific forms.  Seniors should be applying for scholarships and meeting the required deadlines.  Look for scholarships that you feel you can meet their set criteria.
  4. During the Spring of 2017, you will hear from the colleges concerning their proposed financial aid.  Evaluate the package and possibly negotiate for more.
  5. Students need to finalize the college decision and commit by MAY 1, 2017.
  6. The Guidance Office will request this information from the seniors through our "Senior Survey" during the spring meeting and submit final transcripts to the college.
  7. School Counselors meet with every senior individually during the month of September.  Seniors receive a copy of the Senior College Application Guide that outlines this process.  Click here for a PDF of this guide.

Another resource available to seniors is the monthly calendar that our guidance secretary puts together.  This calendar lists when various college admissions representatives are scheduled to visit GLHS and other dates pertinent to the senior class.  Also included with the calendar is any scholarship information that we've received.  Calendars are available in the guidance office and will be posted on this web page. Click for current  CALENDAR & SCHOLARSHIPS when they become available

How Colleges See You

  1. Your grades in college prep courses (the depth of your transcript)
  2. Your admission test scores
  3. Your grades in all subjects
  4. Your class rank
  5. Your essay/writing sample
  6. Your counselor recommendation
  7. Your teacher recommendations
  8. Your interview (if required)
  9. Your work/extracurricular activities and leadership positions
  10. Your personal recognition programs

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COLLEGE FAIRS 2016-2017

National College Fair
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45205
September 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Suburban College Fair
Otterbein College - Clements Center
September 25, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
http://www.college-fair.org/


Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
Xaiver University - Cintas Center
September 26, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Learning Disability College Fair
Gahanna Lincoln High School (Cafeteria)
Wednesday, October 4, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

National College Fair
Greater Columbus Convention Center
April 2, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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College Athletics

Discuss your intentions to play college athletics with your counselor during your freshman and sophomore year to ensure that you are eligible for recruitment.

Junior Year:

  • Register for the ACT and/or SAT and select the NCAA Eligibility Center code (9999) as a score recipient.
  • During the spring, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
    1. Click on:  Prospective Student-Athletes.
    2. In the left column, click on:  Registration for U.S. Students (LHS code is 362-235).
    3. You will need a Social Security # and credit card for the application fee.
    4. Print copy 1 and copy 2 of the transcript request form and give them to your high school counselor.  The Guidance Office will send a copy of your official high school transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Senior Year:

  • Request final high school transcript for the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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