Orrville High School Guidance Department

Laurier Likens, 9th, 10th & 11th Counselor     Email: 

Buffe Hamsher, Senior Counselor     Email:

Linda Smucker, Guidance Secretary    Email:

Guidance Office: 330.682.4448       Guidance Fax Number: 330.683.0547



Don't forget after applying online to Colleges, to fill out a Transcript Request Form in the Guidance Office and give it to a counselor or Mrs. Smucker.  Your college application is NOT complete until we mail your transcript!  Your transcript will be mailed within 2 days of your request.   Please allow 10 weeks before the college process is completed.  We will send updated transcripts after 1st semester, per your request.  For any student needing help with filling out applications online...Mrs. Hamsher is available throughout the afternoon to walk you through the process.  Please bring your social security number and a credit card if you plan on completing the application process at school!  Final Official Transcripts will be mailed to the college or university of your choice and to NCAA Clearinghouse after graduation.

FAFSA Help @ WAYNE COLLEGE:  On October 21st, Nov 4th or Nov 18th, Wayne College is offering help to complete the FAFSA!  Please Bring:  Social Security number; State ID/Drivers License; 2016 W2 Forms and other records of money earned; 2016 Untaxed Income records - SNAP; Your most recent bank statements; 2016 Mortgage information; Your alien registration; Your FSA ID.  Call Wayne College Financial Aid Office @ 800.221.8308, ext. 8900. 

PARENTS/SENIORS - LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Local Scholarship information that is listed on the Wayne County Community Foundation website, will not be updated or available for application until after Christmas.  The Orrville H.S. Scholarship packets will not be handed out until February.  This leaves plenty of time to apply for the "LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS" that will be handed out at the Senior Assembly that do NOT require an online application through the WCCF site. To prepare ahead of time, seniors should start asking teachers, employers, pastors, etc. for "Letters of Recommendation" and update any new information on his or her Resume.  Other random scholarships will trickle in starting in September and will be added to this website periodically.  Those should each list amount of award, criteria and deadlines!  Also check with Universities and Colleges for scholarships and grants awarded through their institute, and know the deadlines!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Guidance Office. (see above) 

GPA CONVERSION INFORMATION:  Many colleges ask for, or may want you to report your GPA on a 4.0 Scale.  Attached are links to help you with this process.  Go to:  or  (This helps convert your GPA from a 5.00 to a 4.00 scale). 

NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE REMINDER!  Seniors planning on playing college sports need to check out the following requirements at the NCAA Clearinghouse Website.  Make sure you have the required Core Courses in high school to be qualified.  Talk with your coach, athletic director and counselor if you have further questions!


SCHEDULING for 2017-18

Course Description Book is here

College Academy brochure is here

College Credit Plus page by the Ohio Department of Higher Education is here


Wayne County College Fair - Monday, September 25th - At Wooster H.S. - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Students and Parents welcome to attend!







ACT 2017/18 Test Date for All Juniors:  February 27th - 2018  -  they will register in the classroom at the H.S. and at the Career Center. 

For other ACT testing registration - Go to:   OHS CODE:  363-950    

SAT Test Dates: Aug 26th, Oct 7th, Nov 4th, Dec 2nd; Mar 10th, May 5th, June 2nd


Upward Bound, College & Military Reps:

UPWARD BOUND:  Thinking about college?  Don't know how to get there? Upward Bound is a program which helps eligible students prepare for and then succeed in college.  Who is eligible?  Students who want to continue their education beyond high school and who have financial needs and/or are living with parents who do not have a bachelor's degree.  Ohio State ATI Upward Bound serves students at 4 high schools in the area.  For more information, OHS students can contact Mrs. Berry at the high school, or pick up a brochure in the Guidance Office.

College Reps Visiting OHS:  (September through November) - So far here are the list of Reps signed up to visit O.H.S.:

Wed, 9/13 - US Navy, Lunch set-up & @ 12:20/OHS Library;   Mon, 9/25 - TIFFIN UNIV @ 12:20/OHS Library;   Wed, 9/27 - ATI/OSU @ 12:20/OHS Library; Thur, 10/5 - BALDWIN-WALLACE @ 12:30/OHS Library; Thur, 10/12 - UNIV. OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO, Lunch Set-Up, @ 12:20/OHS Library & w/ Mrs. Hamsher's 1st & 2nd period classes;  Mon, 10/16 - UNIV. OF FINDLAY @ 12:20/OHS Library;  Thur, 10/26 - NORTH CENTRAL STATE COLL @ 12:20/OHS Library;  Tue, 10/31 - UNIV OF CINCINNATI @ 11:00 AM / Guidance Office; US Army, every 3rd Wed - Lunch Set-up.   

Military Reps Visiting O.H.S. – Lunch time set-ups:  They call and come in periodically - please listen to announcements for details!



* Several Scholarships are listed  at:   Go to this website for details and deadlines! 

The University of Akron:  Register On-line at: or call 1-800-655-4884 for a scheduled visit.

ATI/OSU, Wooster, OH:   A Rep will be visiting O.H.S. on Wednesday, September 27th at 12:20 in the Library.

Baldwin Wallace University:  A college Rep will be visiting OHS on Thursday, October 5th at 12:20 in the Library.

Bowling Green State University:  If you are applying online to BGSU, go to:  Also, to see freshman scholarship levels, go to the Scholarship Calculator at: Apply early and be eligible for: first choice of housing options; first choice on Business District; Eligible to apply for CBA scholarship. BGSU will award approximately 30 scholarships ranging up to $5,000 to incoming freshmen.  

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH:  Cedarville offers generous scholarships for music majors. To receive priority consideration and an early decision, students should register early - for more information visit:

University of Cincinnati:  A College Rep will be visiting OHS on Tuesday, October 31st at 11:00 AM in the Guidance Office.  Make a reservation for a UC campus tour and schedule a visit to learn about UC's engineering and applied science programs.  Comprehensive CEAS tours offered most Tuesdays and Fridays.  Go to:   Customized tours are also available.  Please call or email for details at: Phone: 513-556-5417 or Email:  Follow them on Facebook at:  

Cleveland Institute of Art:  At CIA, they offer 15 majors in art and design, taught by highly accomplished practicing artists and designers in modern, well-equipped studio spaces, and possible internships for 80% of the upper class students. They are sponsoring a 2D3D National High School Art & Design Competition using 5 categories.  Awards range from $10,000 to $200. Watch for important deadlines. Go to: for more information. To schedule a visit, call 1-800-223-4700 or email

University of Dayton:  For more information on UD visit: Tour the campus, explore academic programs and experiential learning opportunities, discover how to choose a major if you're undecided, and learn about admission, scholarships and financial aid. RSVP at   If you have any other questions please call:  800.837.7433    

Denison University:  If you are planning to attend Denison, and major in math or science, you may apply for the Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship by applying to this college. This award can be up to $5000, and is renewable annually. 

FIDM Creative Careers:  If you are interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphic & Interior Design, Social Media and Entertainment Go to: for information  about National Scholarhsip programs.  FIDM awards more than $300,000 in scholarships.   You can also call the FIDM Community & Educational Affairs Department at 800.262.3436 or 818.990.2241.

University of Findlay:  A Rep will be visiting O.H.S. on Monday, October 16th at 12:20 in the Library.

John Carroll University:  JCU requires the Common Application process with an essay, high school transcript, ACT score, and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Go to: to access additional information and resources or call 216.397.4294.

Kent State University, Kent, OH: 

Kent State Stark University, Canton, OH:  7,250 students enrolled year-round; More than 200 Honors Program students; $5,664 cost of tuition for 2015-16; 85% of KSUStark grads are employed full-time or enrolled in Grad School.  18 Bachelor's and 4 Master's Degrees are offered. For information to make a visit call:  330.244.3251

Malone University, Canton, OH:  Students who are prospective music majors may audition for a music scholarship.  If you have any questions, please call Mary Haines at: 330.471.8357.  Register early by visiting:

Miami University, Oxford, OH: The Darl W. Brooks Scholarship information is now available for an Orrville senior who is planning to attend Miami University and is in an Advanced Math program.  Please contact for more information on how to apply.  Deadline is March 30th, 2017. 

Clinton E. Missler Agri-Scholarship:

University of Mount Union:

Muskingum University, New Concord, OH:  Learn more about MU on:; twitter @muckieadmission;; or call 800.752.6082 to visit MU's campus. Call to register for a visit @ 800.752.6082 or online at:

North Central State College, Mansfield, OH:  A College Rep will be visiting OHS on Thursday, October 26th at 12:20 in the Library.  Explore all that NC State has to offer - the programs, support, and the value - go to: for more information.

University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima, OH:  A College Rep will be visiting OHS on Thursday, October 12th at 12:20 & Lunch-room set up. 

Ohio Board of Regents - Ohio War Orphans Scholarship:

Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH:  If you have any questions about Ohio Dominican, please contact them at: 614.251.4500, 800-955-6446; email, or Log On:

Ohio Northern University: 

Ohio State University - Columbus:  The Delta Theta Sigma Scholarship Program is open to incoming male freshmen students for the fall semester, regardless of major at Ohio State.  Applications are now available in the OHS Guidance office with a Deadline of: March 20th.  

Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus:  Plan a small campus with big opportunities!  Contact them with any questions at:

2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:  Attention grades 5th through 12th.  Are you making a difference through volunteer service?  All students at our school who have participated in community service activities over the past year can fill out an online application at or  Applications must be submitted by 11/7/2017.  Talk to your building principal about reviewing and nominating you for this award.  Also:  you can request a paper application form by calling 855.670.4787. Deadline for students application is November 7th, 2017.     

Pittsburgh Technical College, Oakdale, PA:  PTC used to be Pittsburgh Technical Institute.  You may visit their website to learn more about grants and scholarships at:

Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH:  A Rep will be at O.H.S. on Monday, September 25th at 12:20 in the Library.  Students interested in a unique music curriculum, Tiffin has the cutting-edge bachelor's degree in Professional Music.  It allows students to work in popular and commercial music styles.  The degree provides students with a modern musical skill set and real-world, marketable skills that generally are not taught at other universities.  If interested, go to  Call Brad Rees for any questions at:  419.448.3366.

U.S. ARMY - Set up for every 3rd Wednesday of the month - Lunch time set-up.

U.S. NAVY - Wednesday, Sept 13th - Lunch time set-up.

Wayne College/UA:  For future visit days go online at:  Learn more about admissions requirements, course offerings, financial aid, scholarship offerings from Wayne College and the Akron Campus, and receive a campus tour: Or Call 330.684.8900 to schedule a personal visit.

Wayne County Schools Career Center - Adult Education Scholarship:  Seniors can start a full-time career just 1 year after graduation.  Wheather you're thinking of a career in health care, welding, machining, law enforcement, automotive technology, or office administration, the Adult Education programs at Wayne County Schools Career Center could be a perfect fit for you!  From now through April 15th, the Career Center is taking applications for their $1,000 Star Scholarship.  See the OHS Guidance office for an application.

Wendy's HEISMAN H.S. Scholarship Program:  Attention Juniors - who are exceptional students and who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership, you may now apply for this 2017-18 scholarship online at:   

Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV:  To schedule an Individual Campus Visit, register for a Group Visit Day or find out more about visiting Wheeling Jesuit please contzct them at: 1-800-624-6992 or

Wells Fargo - Tuition Funding Sources:  TFS is a private website designed to help students gain access to over 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion.  You can access this link at:  FREE College planning booklets are here! 

Youngstown State University: 


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