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3rd Annual College Night

posted Aug 15, 2017, 7:01 AM by Heidi Houchins

On September 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the THS Cafe, the Triad guidance counselors will be presenting on a variety of different topics such as the college application process, financial aid, testing, and other important college related topics. At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q and A session with college representatives. SIUE, SWIC, McKendree, and SLU will be in attendance.

SAT Review Sessions

posted Mar 2, 2017, 12:28 PM by Heidi Houchins   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

SAT Review Sessions—Spring 2017: This year, Triad High School will be offering after school review sessions for the SAT during the weeks leading up to the SAT test on April 5, 2016.  Teachers will go over the “tricks” of taking the tests as well as covering material found on the test. Tuition for these tutoring sessions will cost $20. Students will receive a total of 6 hours of SAT prep. Sign-ups will be limited to the first 30 students who enroll. If there is interest in a 2nd set of review sessions, a new schedule will be generated. Sign-ups need to be completed.  Please access the attached PDF to sign up your student.  

SWIC Fall Registration

posted Feb 27, 2017, 9:04 AM by Heidi Houchins

Any senior who is attending SWIC in the fall and has taken their placement test, needs to sign up in guidance for a registration appointment with SWIC. SWIC will be here in the library on March 8th to register students for their fall classes.  The deadline for an appointment is March 6th.  Please see Mrs. Houchins for questions. 

SWIC College Fair

posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:07 AM by Heidi Houchins

SWIC is hosting a College Fair on Sunday, February 26th from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Belleville Campus Varsity Gym where students can meet with more than 100 colleges and universities and attend financial aid and transfer planning workshops. It’s free to attend, but save time by registering in advance at http://www.strivefair.com/  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Houchins in Guidance. 

PSAT Test Information and Permission Form

posted Nov 18, 2016, 8:56 AM by Kate Brendel   [ updated Dec 30, 2016, 2:03 PM by Adam Geisen ]

Click the image of the document below in order to print the PSAT permission form. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j7fxYynvFfzqrPZNOze4J_Z1KFkfQV5d28yUnWtsBOzNCEDqRvWUgR_8mRCFgbzuT0imVs1wyCY2q2Tx/view?usp=sharing


posted Nov 14, 2016, 9:29 AM by Kate Brendel


This fall SIUE is starting a series of Interactive evening workshops focused on helping prospective students better gauge the college admission and scholarship process as well as the campus life experience at SIUE.


To accommodate the schedule of students and any potential parents that may want to attend, SIUE will host these programs in the evening from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Each program will take place in the SIUE Office of Admissions. Each program will also have a theme attached that will serve as it’s primary focus for the evening. There will also be an SIUE Representative on site as well to help answer any questions. 


In addition, students can apply also for admission on site and the application fee will be waived. For this, we will need an official transcript and ACT/SAT scores to be submitted at the program.  For a transcript to be considered official, it must be issued directly from the high school in a sealed school envelope.  Test scores included on the transcript will be accepted for admission.


Our first program will be on Tuesday day November 29th at 6:00 pmin the SIUE Office of Admissions.

(We are located in Rendleman Hall on the 2nd floor Suite 2101)


The focus of this first program will be SIUE Scholarships and Financial Aid. The topics we will be discussing during this workshop will include…

·        The SIUE Application Process

·        The different types of SIUE Admission Scholarships/ Scholarship Deadlines

·        The Meridian Scholarship Application best practices

·        SIUE Financial Aid Award Letter Process

This is a new initiative we are implementing this fall and would love your assistance in getting the word out to your students. Students can sign up for this program at www.siue.edu/visit   Please see the attached document for more details.



posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:16 AM by Kate Brendel

SIU Carbondale will be offering a FREE application week for seniors who wish to apply for fall 2017.  Students will save $40 dollars by applying during this time frame.  The free application week starts TODAY Wednesday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 26th.


posted Oct 13, 2016, 12:45 PM by Kate Brendel

Attention students attending the SIUE fair on Tuesday-This year IACAC has partnered with a company called StriveScan. At our fair this year, students will be able to bring a barcode so that colleges can scan their information. This will eliminate the need to complete contact cards at the fair. Please help us spread the word to students by asking them to register in advance at http://www.strivefair.com/. A barcode will be texted to the students phone immediately. The barcode can be printed as well.

College Fair at SIUE

posted Oct 11, 2016, 7:10 AM by Kate Brendel

There will be a college fair at SIUE on Tuesday, October 18th in the Morris University Center from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. There will be over 100 colleges and universities in attendance. All grade levels are welcome to attend. Please visit www.siue.edu/ircf for more information.


posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:09 AM by Kate Brendel

If you need help filling out your FAFSA for college, you can attend at workshop at McKendree on October 1st, 8th, or 11th. Please see your guidance counselor for more information.

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