Announcements & Events

IMPORTANT: All applicants from HHS to Centenary must see the informational flier (to the right side of this page) for details regarding applying to Centenary University, their Instant Decision Day and their Full-Tuition Partnership Scholarship. This information is specific only to HHS students.
 
Oct. 4th- Information Sessions in Guidance during lunches
Before Oct. 29th- Applicants must sign up for an Instant Decision Appointment on the Senior Guidance Google Classroom 
Nov 1st- All admissions and scholarship application materials are due to Centenary.  
Nov. 19th- Instant Decision Day! Applicants will meet in guidance with a Centenary representative during their appointment time to receive their admissions decision in person. There is no commitment to attend Centenary.
For students applying of for the scholarship, there will be at least one additional interview later.
 
Hackettstown High School will be hosting the PSAT and SATs during the school day for interested students. 
The PSAT will be offered only once in the fall.  The SAT will be offered twice -- once in the fall and once in the spring.  More information will be posted regarding dates and registration so please check back.
 
The Registration Form for the fall SAT and/or PSAT can be found to the right under Forms & Links. 
The deadline to register and make payment (if needed) is Friday, September 10th. 
Registration for the Apr. 13 SAT will take place in the spring.
 
  • The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
    • There will not be a make-up date for the assessment. 
    • Students must register for the test in the guidance office.
    • Registration information will be posted late August / early September.
    • The test is free for juniors.  Sophomores will need to pay the $18 fee charged by Collegeboard.
  • The SAT will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 and Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    • Because these are "school day" tests, interested students will not register on the Collegeboard website. 
    • Registration will be done through the guidance office.  The registration form can be found to the right and the fee charged by CollegeBoard is $55.
    • Alternatively, students can take the SAT at other schools on a Saturday test date.  Please go to www.collegeboard.com to check local availability and to register/pay for these tests.  The guidance office cannot register you for a Saturday test at a different school.  Guidance counselors can, however, answer your questions if you have any difficulties with the process. 
 
 
Student and parent portals are being opened so that the mandatory documentation can be completed.  This documentation must be completed for portal access and to see student schedules.
 
Student schedules are now available to view and print.
 
 
VIRTUAL FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM
 
Did you miss the Financial Aid Night or would you like to review what was presented?   Watch the full presentation at the link below:
 
 
The "College Aid Presentation" covered the financial aid process and the important items to consider while applying to college during the pandemic.
 
  • New Changes to the Fafsa form
  • Changes to the Federal loans
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Care Act Updates 
  • State Financial Aid Changes
  • The Impact of Early Decision and Early Action on Financial Aid
  • New Deadlines for the College Process 
 
Want to ask Ed a question?   Email:
 
Are you interested in the Principiaprep's new scholarship program?   Watch their video here:
 
 
It is never too early to learn about the option West Point Military Academy offers, as well as their rigorous application process.  The earlier you start- the better!  No matter what your grade level is, feel free to join their virtual information session on October 5th. Please see the posted information on the right side of this page under "Forms & Links" as pre-registration is required!
 
 
Due to continuing health concerns, the in-person College Fairs held by Hackettstown High School and other Warren County Schools are not happening this school year. 
 
The Naviance platform, however, is a great way for students and parents to connect with college representatives.  (Please see College Visit - Naviance Instructions to the right.)
  • Through Naviance, college representatives are scheduling times to meet specifically with Hackettstown students.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn information in a small group, virtual meeting.
  • Also through Naviance, colleges are posting information about rep meetings, virtual tours, help sessions and more that any high school student can attend.
 
Parents should ask their son/daughter for the Naviance login information for access to this information.  Students should see their guidance counselor after the start of school if they've misplaced that information.
 
 
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Sunday, August 29
  • Sunday, September 12
  • Tuesday, September 28
  • Sunday, October 3
  • Sunday, October 24
  • Tuesday, November 2
  • Sunday, November 14
  • https://virtualcollegefairs.org/
 
New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA)
 
 
The deadline to submit requests for schedule change requests has passed.
 
  • Students must begin the school year attending the classes listed on their schedules.
  • A drop/add form must be downloaded (available on the upper right of this webpage), completed and signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Email the completed form back to your guidance counselor.
  • Because of safe social distancing protocols and class caps, opportunities to change classes are extremely restricted this year.
  • Students will be called down for an in-person meeting only if necessary.
  • Counselors will consider every request and do their best to accommodate students.