Application Information, Instructional Videos for OK’s Promise and FAFSA

Application Information and Instructional Videos for OK’s Promise and FAFSA 

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I. Oklahoma’s Promise

  1. Instructions for Filling out the Oklahoma’s  Promise Application
  2. Videos of Student attending Oklahoma Colleges with the help of the Promise program
  3. Other Information on the Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarshp

II. Oklahoma College Admissions

  1. General College Guide by the Oklahoma Board of Regents
  2. University of Oklahoma Webinar on Admissions,  Scholarships and Financial Aid
  3. Oklahoma State University Webinar on Admissions,  Scholarships and Financial Aid

III. Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)

  1. FAFSA Instructional Videos (English)

IV. College Application Instructional Videos

  1. College Essays
  2. Letters of Recommendation from Teachers for College Applications Videos
  3. College Admissions Interview Instructional Videos
  4. High School Resumes

V. Making High School Count – Videos

VI. Online Help 24/7 – Tulsa County Library and “Brainfuse”

  1. Live Tutoring for writing college essays and resumes
  2. ACT and SAT prep and practice testing
  3. Homework help on many academic subjects
  4. Tutors Available for Spanish Speakers

VII. Tulsa County Library and other Oklahoma Libraries

  1. Videos, DVD’s and Books on College Applications and Scholarships

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I. Oklahoma’s Promise

1. Video Instructions on How to Fill Out the Oklahoma’s Promise Application

Link to the Video

 

2. Written instructions on how to complete the Oklahoma’s Promise Application

We suggest using your smart phone to complete the application. That way you can take pictures or easily scan the documents required and then upload them rather than having to mail them or locate a scanner. .

To get started, go to  https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/

Then click on the red “Apply Now” button in the upper right-hand corner to begin.

This will take you to a page that lists the nine requirements for Oklahoma’s Promise including a 2.5 GPA. After you have read them, go to the bottom of the page and click on the blue box that says [Apply Now] This will take you to to the Sign In page.

If you do not have an account, hav click on the bottom box [ CREATE AN ACCOUNT]. TPS encourages students to use their TPS e-mail and password, so they are easy to remember. Once you have signed in, you will see a page that lists Promise application requirements for parents and students and OK’s Promise Scholarship Benefits. This is the first page of the four- part application. This first page once again describes the requirements for Oklahoma’s Promise. Read through the requirements and go to the bottom of the page and make sure to click the blue [Agreement] button. Not checking this box is one of the most frequent reasons an application is labeled “Incomplete”.

After you have checked the blue [Agreement] button, click on the [Save and Continue] button at the lower right and you will go to a page where the student will find items for both the student and parent to complete including contact information, the student’s social security number and a confirmation number that is issued to the student when they first apply for a username and password. Make sure the name of the parent matches the tax returns, W-2s or any legal documents appointing an adult as the student’s guardian.

The third part of the application is the parents’ family income, which will be verified in the fourth and last step by submitting a copy of a tax return, W-2 other financial documents. We suggest you go to the video before you fill out this part of the form. It answers the many questions that can come up because of circumstances like divorce, income levels that do not require filling a tax return, adoptions and guardianships.

Guardians do not need to submit financial information only legal documents that show a court has appointed them guardian.

  • YOUR FINANCIAL AND PERSONAL INFORMATION IS NOT SHARED. Only the staff at the OK Regents for Higher Education who run OK’s Promise see your application.
  • The student must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Oklahoma or lawfully present in Oklahoma. Parents DO NOT need to be US citizens.

To start the process of submitting documents online without a scanner, lay the documents you want to attach to the application flat on a table and take a picture of them with your cell phone. You will later be prompted to upload these photos.

If you are using a computer, send the pictures by e-mail to the computer you are using for the application. Click on the photo attachments in the e-mail and drag and drop them on the computer’s desktop.

To upload these documents, there is a blue link at the bottom of the application summary page just below the Mailing address and Fax number: okhighered.org/SEFT/Okpromise.aspx. Clicking that link will take you to the final page called “Send your files securely”where you can upload your document files. You then:

  • Fill in the student’s e-mail address and then the Student’s Name.
  • Copy and Paste the “Captcha Code” into the empty box and then hit “Send Your Files”

That’s it! In a few minutes, you will get an e-mail saying they have received your updated information. Please forward a copy of that e-mail along with the name of your school and the year you will graduate high school to Bill Langdon at wclangdon@ypng.co and we will take you off our contact list and alert your high school counselor.

If you are a TPS student and need further help, YPNG has one-on-one, bilingual workshops where a bilingual instructor can answerer your questions and help you complete the application. To register for a one-on-one workshop, go to the “Events” pulldown at the https://ypng.co homepage and you will see sign up pages for these events. TPS students can also send short questions to wclangdon@ypng.co. Please include the student’s name, student id number, the school the student attends and the year of high school graduation.

3. Videos of Students attending Oklahoma Colleges with the help of the Promise program

4. Other Information on Oklahoma’s Promise for High School Seniors

  1.  Individual College Promise Information

II. Oklahoma College Admissions 

  1. Guide by the by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education

The link will let you download the entire guide published by the Regents for high school counselors to use when working with their students and is updated every year.

https://www.okhighered.org/students/publications/crb/full.pdf

    2. University of Oklahoma Webinar on Admissions and Scholarships

Link to Video

3, Oklahoma State University Webinar on Admissions,  Scholarships and Financial Aid

Link to Video

III. Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov

FAFSA forms are required to be filled at the end of each year of college for Oklahoma’s Promise recipients so the income requirements can be verified.  Many scholarships, grants, work study programs and other financial aid also use this form as part of their application process. It is a detailed form that you should review and understand before you begin the application. We have a 15-minute instructional video that will walk you through the application process.

Before you begin filling out the form, First Determine if you are considered dependent or independent by the Federal Government.  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/dependency

If you are considered a dependent, then your parents must fill out their part of the form that may require them to submit things like their W-2s and tax returns depending on their answers to questions on the FAFSA application. For many applicants, the parent’s tax information can be downloaded directly from the IRS into these forms.

FAFSA Instructional Videos (English)   2021 -22 FAFSA.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3TK10Iz18I

Parent’s Gide to FAFSA Information  – https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification

 

IV. College Application Instructional Videos

1. College Essay Instructional Videos  

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/writing-a-strong-college-admissions-essay

 

 

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/writing-a-strong-college-admissions-essay

 

2.  Letters of Recommendation from Teachers for College Applications Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX6m4DbZ4DIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qY9icExjEw

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/applying-to-college/letters-of-recommendation/v/requesting-letters-of-recommendation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9CmnkGf4k4

3. College Admissions Interview Instructional Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qY9icExjEw

4. High School Resumes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHh_ct0KzS8

 

V. Making High School Count – Videos

VI. Online Help with Your HS College Prep – TC Library and “Brainfuse”

Tulsa County Library members have free access to“Brainfuse” , a 24/7 online tutoring provider where students and tutors can communicate in real-time. In addition to personal academic tutoring, Brainfuse’s “HelpNow” also offers students a number of online services that will help you with your college prep like ACT and SAT practice testing and writing essays and resumes for your college application

https://www.tulsalibrary.org/homework-help-now.

Here is a summary of what you will find on this page at the Tulsa County Library’s Website:

  • Live Tutoring: You can Enter online classrooms and receive live, online help from a Brainfuse tutor.
  • Skills-Building:Helps you master an academic concept through expert tutoring and standards aligned online lessons for a variety of age groups and subjects.
  • 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
  • Foreign Language Lab:Provides assistance and support for students who are learning Spanish.
  • Writing Lab:HelpNow offers two types of writing assistance.
    • Live Writing Assistance:Connect with an online tutor for expert writing assistance with our live help feature. Live help is particularly helpful during the initial stages of the writing process when you are working on the organizational and thematic features of your paper.
    • Intensive Writing Lab: For a more thorough analysis, simply select ?riting Lab?from the launch menu and submit your writing via our secure messaging feature. Within approximately 24 hours of submitting your paper, you will receive a detailed analysis of your paper in your message center inbox. Our writing experts are trained to focus their analysis on voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and organization.
    • STUDY TOOLS
  • Test Center:Visit our online assessment library to take practice quizzes in standardized tests like the SAT and ACT and practice subject specific tests, like math and science.
  • Flashbulb: Online flashcard sets on hundreds of subjects. You can also create your own flashcards and multiple choice quizzes for efficient self-study on both computers and mobile devices.
  • Collaboration:Study with your peers or school instructors online with “MEET”, which lets you easily schedule online meetings in the Brainfuse classroom. Use MEET to study for tests, work on assignments, or collaborate on projects.
  • Brainwave?:Brainwave? allows you to record a movie of your activity on the Brainfuse whiteboard for note-taking purposes or send them when an ordinary email isn’t enough. Brainwave is ideal for recording solutions to homework problems, class projects, or any other concepts that involve motion or sequencing. New Brainwaves are continuously added to the archive.

VII. Tulsa County Library and other Oklahoma Library Videos, DVD’s and Books

The Tulsa County Library has over 130 books, about a dozen DVDs and two instructional videos on all aspects of the the college application process, applying for scholarships and writing college essays and resumes. All you have to do is apply on line or in person for a library card.If you are a student in the Tulsa Public School System, you are already enrolled. You library card number is your student id number.

Two of the instructional videos you can download. Here is a link to one o f the downloadable videos:

https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?f_FORMAT=VIDEO_DOWNLOAD&query=college+admissions&searchType=keyword

If you don’t live in Tulsa County, there are other Oklahoma public library’s where you can get access to books on college admissions, DVDs and  instructional videos:

Eastern Oklahoma Dist. Library Muskoge, OK

OSU Institute of Technology Okmulgee, OK

Southeastern Public Library McClaster, OK

Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City. OK

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, Enid,