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College Credit Plus
Ponitz will be hosting our College Credit Plus Parent Information NiGHT JANUARY  22, 2018 at 6pm

     Sinclair Community College's CCP liaison will be present along with Ponitz school counselors to answer questions and provide guidance to families interested in this great opportunity! 

What is College Credit Plus?

     College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students the opportunity to take college courses for free and earn high school and college credit before graduating high school.

Benefits for Students & Their Families

Graduation REQUIREMENT CHANGES begin in 2018 -


      Parents and students may attend the following events for assistance with the FAFSA application:

At Ponitz CTC:

At Sinclair Community College:

senior at workIf you need a transcript mailed off to a college, please fill out a transcript release form in the counseling department after you have applied to that school. Please allow three weeks to send the information to colleges prior to the DEADLINE. It takes time for paperwork to be sent through the mail. Once the paperwork is sent, the college needs for you to be considered, follow-up with the admissions department to verify they received the information they need. Continue to follow-up until everything is received or the college has made a decision on your admission.

*Please bring your college acceptance letters and any information that says you received a scholarship to the counseling department.

College Search

The college search on the website below is excellent if you are trying to filter for colleges by major, location and other criteria. It also has other information about how to prepare for college. Check it out! The link is below.

*Please remember, colleges look for challenging course work, strong grades, and extracurricular activities when accepting students. Keep your eyes on the prize and continue working hard your senior year. Colleges will notice your efforts!

College Search for Athletes

If you are trying to play sports in college, the first thing you should do is register with the NCAA eligibility center at

The link below will be helpful pairing you up with a school that matches your current academic and athletic standing.

College Visits

If you are interested in doing a college visit, most schools have days set aside for students to see the school. These dates will most likely be posted on the schools website. Search the internet for “Ohio University college visit” or whatever school you are interested in attending. In addition, you can contact the admissions department of the school you would like to visit. The admission department phone number is on the internet as well. If a college visit can’t be found, come ask your counselor for days when you can visit a particular college.

During college visits, some helpful steps to take:

*Make an appointment with an admissions counselor and bring your transcript and resume to this appointment.

*Schedule a meeting with the department you are interested in and talk with them about their program.

*Sit in on a class

*Stop by the financial aid office to inquire about financial aid and scholarships.


The Dayton Public Schools Website has a “how to” process for obtaining scholarships as well as a list of scholarships by deadline on a calendar. Search the internet for the scholarship by name to find more information and links.

Dayton Public Schools Website:

*Contact the financial aid offices of the colleges you are interested in to find out what applications exist for merit-based or need-based scholarships.

*Visit the college websites. Colleges post their scholarships differently. They may be posted on a financial aid page, scholarship page, or even the individual department/college major websites.

Community Progress Institute Scholarship: Apply online at 

Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship: 

Dayton Foundation Scholarships: 

Other helpful external scholarship search engine websites:

Microscholarships are available at

A guide for co-op programs:

Scholarship match tool:

Check all military websites for scholarships: (scholarship information section about halfway down page)

Financial Aid

2017-18 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

The ACT is an achievement test measuring what a student has learned in school. It has five components which are English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and an optional writing test. Most colleges require the ACT to be admitted. Some colleges require the optional writing test, so it is strongly advised to take the writing test as well.

September 09, 2017 August 4, 2017
October 28, 2017   September 22, 2017
December 09, 2017  November 3, 2017
February 10, 2018*  January 12, 2018

ACT Facts:

      *f you have not yet picked up a fee waiver verification form, you need to do so as soon as possible.

      *When the form is verified, you will get your fee waiver.

      *Keep in mind that a photo must be uploaded to complete your registration.


2017-18 SAT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines:

     The SAT is an aptitude test which measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. Some colleges may require this test.

October 07, 2017 September 08, 2017
November 04, 2017 October 06, 2017
December 02, 2017  November 03, 2017
March 10, 2018*  February 09, 2018

SAT Facts:

*If you have not yet picked up a fee waiver verification form, you need to do so as soon as possible.

*When the form is verified, you will get your fee waiver.


ACT and SAT Test Preparation:

The counseling department has test preparation booklets for the ACT and SAT sitting on the table outside our offices. Also, check with libraries to see if they loan out test preparation books.

Khan Academy: Test preparation at

Ohio Means Jobs Website

Other test preparation websites:

Air Test Prep

Career Exploration: