Career and College Planning

doyl logoFor the majority of our students it takes more than a high school education for Indiana students to be successful and realize their career dreams. Whether that dream requires a certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree, DriveOfYourLife.org and TripToCollege.org are the places to start when planning for that journey.

Aren’t sure what you want to do after high school? Check out www.indianacareerexplorer.com for a free inventory that will help guide you in what your interests are and what careers match them!

Another great free resource is is NextStepU.com – Tools like College Match will help students find the right school and the e-Mag will deliver helpful resources right to you. Students can join the vibrant community of teens to learn from college students firsthand and share ideas. Plus, don’t miss chances to win free tuition and scholarships.

Click here to access the College Navigator. It will help you search for the right college fit for you.

Other Quality Resources:

Financial Aid and FAFSA

For Seniors:
FAFSA

The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. Be sure to read the information, apply early, and complete your tax return. You can start filling out the FAFSA January 1, 2016. The deadline for the FAFSA in Indiana is March 10, 2015. Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA.

College Goal Sunday will be on TBA this year. Students and parents can get assistance at filling out the FAFSA. Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring their parents’ completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2014 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2014 income and benefits information. Students and parents may apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) at www.pin.ed.gov before coming to the event. Locations: Ivy Tech Avon

NEVER PAY FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION! All scholarship information is available free to you. Beginning in January of your senior year, you will complete the FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid). This form, which is much like a tax return, is due to be received by March 10 and should be submitted no later than March 1. It goes to the federal government, the state government, then on to the college or colleges to which you have been accepted. This one application results in an SAR (Student Aid Report) which is a letter you receive telling you what grants, loans or scholarships will be offered to you from all levels. Companies who send you an offer to search for scholarships for a fee are scams! DO NOT USE WWW.FAFSA.COM — IT WILL ASK YOU TO PAY $80 TO FILE YOUR FAFSA

Financial Aid Night- TBA. LaToshia Everson from DePauw University will answer all of your FAFSA/Financial Aid questions.

Enrollment Information

back to schoolParents wishing to enroll new students in North Putnam High School must call the main office at 765-522-6282 and request an enrollment meeting with Principal, Jason Chew, or with Assistant Principal, Levi Yowell.

Parents should bring:
  • student birth certificate
  • student immunization record
  • proof of residence
After being admitted by an administrator, students will then go through the course selection and enrollment process with the guidance department. Please call one of our guidance counselors with any course selection or enrollment questions.

College Admissions

The below table has been compiled to provide parents and students with guide for Indiana colleges and universities.  The most accurate and up to date information can be found by contacting each individual college or university.

INDIANA COLLEGE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
  Total Cost Tuition, Room & Board % of Applicants Admitted % of Students who Graduate in 6 Years % of Students who Return for their Sophomore Year 2012 Freshman Average SAT Score Out of 2400 Application Deadline Application Fee # of Students Enrolled                                                                                              
Ancilla College $ 25,660.00 72% N/A N/A N/A N/A $0 400
Anderson Univeristy $ 40,980.00 55% 63% 75% 1080 Out of 1600 1-Jul-16 $0 2,399
Ball State University $ 18,589.00 60% 60% 82% 1609 10-Aug-16 $55 20,655
Bethal College $ 24,570.00 70 68 80 920 Out of 1600 1-Dec-15 $0 1,792
Butler University $ 52,615.00 68% 78% 90% 1741 1-Nov-15 $0 4,848
Calumet College of St. Joseph $ 18,500.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A Rolling $0 1,072
DePauw University $ 56,458.00 57% 80% 93% 1800 1-Feb-16 $0 2,216
Earlham College $ 53,510.00 65% 84% 84% N/A 1-Feb-16 $0 1,074
Franklin College $ 38,065.00 69% 61% 79% 1511 N/A $0 1,075
Goshen College $ 40,900.00 47% 72% 77% 1643 15-Aug-16 $25 843
Grace College $ 33,900.00 N/A N/A 81% 1824 1-Aug-16 $0 2,185
Hanover College $ 47,666.00 64% 69% 82% 1650 N/A $0 1,145
Holy Cross College in Notre Dame $ 37,925.00 72% N/A N/A 1000 Out of 1600 15-Aug-16 $0 553
Huntington University $ 33,278.00 97% N/A 87% 1030 Out of 1600 1-Aug-16 $25 1,205
Indiana State University $ 20,915.00 83% 40% 64% 940 Verbal & Math 1-Dec-15 $25 ** 13,183
Indiana Tech $ 35,600.00 N/A N/A N/A 943 Out of 1600 Rolling $0 5,867
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) $ 21,584.00 70% 44% 71% 1492 1-May-16 $55 30,690
Indiana University-Bloomington $ 24,538.00 76% 78% 89% 1201 Out of 1600 1-Feb-16 $60 46,416
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne $ 21,721.00 91% N/A 68% 1443 1-Aug-16 $50 13,214
Indiana University-Southeast $ 17,153.00 80% N/A 62% 1394 1-Mar-16 $35 6,442
Indiana University-South Bend $ 17,906.00 73% N/A 66% 960 Out of 1600 31-Jul-16 $35 7,859
Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana $4,115* N/A 4% N/A N/A N/A $0 20,870
Indiana Wesleyan University $ 32,716.00 96% 64% 84% 1650 1-Mar-16 $0 3,128
Manchester University $ 41,997.00 74% 55% 69% 1509 31-Dec-15 $0 1,479
Marian University $ 39,936.00 75% 54% 74% N/A 1-Mar-16 $0 2,776
Martin University $16,990* 100% N/A N/A N/A 1-Mar-16 $25 660
Oakland City University $ 24,364.00 55% 60% 71% 1390 Rolling $35 2,086
Purdue University North Central $7,358* N/A N/A 61% N/A 1-Aug-16 $0 6,054
Purdue University Calumet $ 21,308.00 63% N/A 74% N/A 1-Aug-16 $25 9,501
Purdue University-West Lafayette $ 20,032.00 59% 74% 93% 1749 1-Nov-15 $60 38,770
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology $ 60,661.00 59% 78% 94% 1920 1-Nov-15 $0 2,388
Saint Joeseph’s College $ 37,820.00 66% 45% 74% 962 Out of 1600 Rolling $0 1,166
Saint Mary of the Woods College $ 44,072.00 100% N/A 77% 1450 N/A $0 747
Saint Mary’s College $ 48,720.00 83% 81% 89% N/A 1-Feb-16 N/A 1,519
Taylor University $ 38,767.00 88% 74% 88% 1250 Out of 1600 Rolling $0 2,146
Trine University $ 45,350.00 76% 51% 72% 1600 1-Jun-16 $0 2,832
University of Evansville $ 44,186.00 83% 64% 85% 1721 Rolling $0 2,567
University of Indianapolis $ 40,518.00 66% 52% 74% N/A Rolling N/A 5,409
University of Notre Dame $ 64,775.00 21% 96% 98% 1390-1500 Out of 1600 1-Jan-16 $75 12,179
University Saint Francis $ 36,496.00 97% 50% 72% N/A 1-Aug-16 $0 2,308
University of Southern Indiana $ 20,400.00 61% 39% 72% 1540 1-Aug-16 $40 9,364
Valparaiso University $ 49,500.00 82% 67% 84% 1655 1-Dec-16 $0 4,516
Vincennes University $ 18,240.00 81% N/A N/A N/A N/A $20 ** 19,205
Wabash College $ 51,440.00 70% 73% 89% 1700 1-Dec-15 $40 926
* Signifies that the school does not offer Room & Board.        
** Signifies a $0 application fee for students who apply in September.        

ACT/SAT

We encourage our students to take the ACT or SAT at least once as a Junior and at least once as a Senior. Almost ALL colleges/universities require students to take the ACT/SAT to be accepted.

Click here to register for the SAT online.

Click here to register for the ACT online.

Upcoming ACT dates:
  • September 12
  • October 24
  • December 12
  • February 6
  • April 9
  • June 11
Register at www.actstudent.org

Upcoming SAT dates:
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 23
  • March 5
  • May 7
  • June 4
Register at www.collegeboard.com