Guidance Office Newsletter

March Newsletter

March 23, 2022

News from the Guidance Department

Joan Unruh, School Counselor   402-365-7272 ext. 121

You May Qualify to 

Attend Nebraska 


The Nebraska Promise program covers undergraduate tuition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. With the Nebraska Promise, students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income/AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible can attend tuition-free.

We want to make sure any Nebraskan has access to a college education, and we don’t want cost to get in the way.

Big News from the University System

    University of Nebraska is offering FREE TUITION to any family that has an income of $65,000 or less….see above for information.  They make this a very tempting offer that is worth looking into.

JUNE 1 Deadline for FAFSA applications

 The University of Nebraska system at Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney have announced an opportunity in regards to financial aid.  Their financial aid (FAFSA) deadline is permanently moved to June 1, giving families more time to make decisions and get paperwork done.

SCC Rep here to Help Enroll for Dual Credit

     Registration for the Dual Credit FALL CLASSES begins on April 4.   We are fortunate to have our SCC SENCAP representative here to assist us in enrollment. Classes are available to next years Juniors and Seniors.

Students Need an Active Account to Enroll

       Juniors that have never taken a SCC course and the Sophomores interested in dual credits will work with Mrs. Unruh on Tuesday, March 29 to create an SCC Dual Credit /SENCAP Application.   Students will need their Social Security number to create an account.  We need to decide which email to use (school or personal) and remember to use your formal “legal” name.

    Creating the account is a two step process; so we will follow up next steps after the student receives an email from SCC….once the account is functioning, we will enroll for fall classes.

     Dual credit classes have many advantages.  Try on college rigor while the student has support of their family and teachers.  The tuition is at a cut rate ….or for English and Math classes, tuition is paid by DPS! And, the credit transfers to other colleges, so you are not obligated to attend SCC after your High School graduation.  

Career Information Link

     Here is another link for a site with career information.  Looking up job facts is a quick way to see if a job really interests you or not which helps the person focus on what is important to them personally.

     Another favorite of mine is the Occupational Handbook Outlook at

This is located on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website and it offers straightforward information that is up to date. 

FREE college-prep webinars in April  (by EducationQuest)

How to Select a College is the topic for EducationQuest's virtual college-prep events in April.  Click on the links below to register for the FREE events. Choose from the following dates: 

Wednesday, April 6 @ 7 p.m. CT (Live on YouTube)

Friday, April 8 @ 10 a.m. CT

Wednesday, April 13 @ 6:30 p.m. CT

Wednesday, April 20 @ 7 p.m. CT (en español)

College Visits and Tours

    We encourage you to complete your individual college visits by April 15 if possible….however, several colleges have special events after the 15th and students are still encouraged to attend.  The further into spring we go, the busier the schedule will get….the Juniors and Seniors are allowed 2 days for an individual college visit that will not effect their attendance record.  Sophomores are allowed 1 day.

ACT Test Taken by Junior Class

     The juniors have all taken their ACT as part of our State of Nebraska Testing Program.  This is a big accomplishment for the students.  Scores will arrive in 5 to 7 weeks.  The scores are used  to qualify for the College Dual Credit English and College Algebra classes.   Other dual credit classes may not have a prerequisite score required.  

Lions and Lambs 

March came in like a lamb….the old saying says it will go out like a Lion….. Time will tell.  Please call with any questions that arise:  Joan Unruh, School Counselor

402-365-7272 ext. 121