Junior Year

PSAT/NMSQT (October)

T
he PSAT helps prepare students for the SAT which is required as part of the college application process.  The PSAT results provide great insight into areas of strength and need when studying for the SAT.  It even provides individualized results through the College Board website (MyCollege Quickstart). Taken in the junior year, the PSAT automatically enters students into the National Merit Scholarship competition, where students can be given a significant amount of scholarship money. The PSAT is typically scheduled for a weekday and is given during the regular school day.


ASVAB Testing

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military.  It is primarily used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces. However, it is also an excellent career decision making tool for those students who do not demonstrate interest in the military.  The test is offered free to students sometime in November.  It is provided to all sophomore students, but any junior or senior with an expressed interest is welcome to sign-up in the Counseling Office to take the assessment.  Please listen to the morning announcements and look for an announcement on Sapphire in late October/early November for sign-up opportunities. Taking the test does not obligate students to any kind of military service.  

NCAA

Students who wish to play sports in college must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Go to the clearinghouse website to register.  Registration must be complete by the end of the high school junior year. 

NCAA Calculator 


Financial Aid Night 

This is a valuable evening presentation given by College Financial Aid Officers to provide assistance in the process of paying for post-secondary education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FASFA) will be explained as well as other types of financial aid available. You can learn more about Financial Aid by visiting the Financial Aidsection of this site. We strongly encourage that you attend! It's never too early to learn more about the financial aid process!

Early To College

Starting the first semester of the junior year, students have the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Students may attend any college, but Penn State Mont Alto and Hagerstown Community College are most often chosen. An informational meeting is held for interested students each semester. Tuition is offered at a reduced rate. The student needs to work closely with his or her School Counselor when scheduling these classes.


Keystone Testing

Theseare standardized tests required by the state of Pennsylvania. A score of Advanced or Proficient on the subject tests of Literature, Algebra 1,and Biology is required for graduation. Please see Graduation Requirements for more information.  Test results are placed on the student’s permanent record. Counselors are very pro-active in stressing to the students the importance of this test.  If you have specific questions about the Keystones, please contact your School Counselor.


SAT Testing

The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions that includes three main parts: Math, critical reading, and writing.  It is given at WASHS two times per school year in early November and early May. Additional testing dates and sites are available. Students should visit the College Board website for more information and registration.
Cost is approximately $46-60. SAT without essay $46 and SAT with essay $60. Fee waivers are available in the Counseling Office for qualifying individuals.


Franklin County College and Career Fair

This event is held every year during in the evening in the month of October at Chambersburg Area Senior High School.  Students have the opportunity to talk to admission counselors from a wide variety of post-secondary schools and representatives from an array of career fields!  Contact your School Counselor early in the school year to see when CASHS has it scheduled!






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