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How to Make Finding a College Less Scary

Students are encouraged to apply for colleges through SCOIR

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Junior Emma Hankins utilizes SCOIR to check out campus culture.

Junior Emma Hankins utilizes SCOIR to check out campus culture.

Melana Quarles

Melana Quarles

Junior Emma Hankins utilizes SCOIR to check out campus culture.

Melana Quarles, Reporter

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SCOIR is a free college search database and application submission program. It is suggested all seniors and juniors create a free account and do all their applying to colleges through SCOIR.

A huge benefit of using this program is your teachers and counselors are signed up on it. Ms. Gerringer, who is the college and career counselor, is able to directly see which colleges students are applying to and send transcripts to the colleges. There is a space on the website to list your achievements, activities, and honors and ask for letters of recommendation from your teachers. This year you can only sign up for colleges coming to liberty is through SCOIR.

What is SCOIR?

SCOIR (scoir.com) is an online program that makes the college selection, research, and application process easier. “It has the ability for counselors and parents to suggest schools to students, and students can go to social media and sights affiliated with the college, to start following the culture of certain campuses and start to feel connected there,”

Who can use SCOIR?

SCOIR is a program for students, counselors, colleges, and parents. As far as when to sign up, the earlier the better. “The earlier the better, the first half of high school is really about discovering yourself and what you are interested in, so can getting on SCOIR and essentially window-shopping for colleges can help with that process,” Gerringer said.

The earlier the better, the first half of high school is really about discovering yourself and what you are interested in, so can getting on SCOIR and essentially window-shopping for colleges can help with that process.”

— Ms. Gerringer

How can I sign up for SCOIR?

All you need is your email to sign up for SCOIR. Liberty is already registered in SCOIR so all you have to do to make an account is go to scoir.com and hit sign up.

What can I do on SCOIR?

  • Send, manage and track applications
  • Communicate with teachers and guidance counselors for help and recommendation letters
  • Explore campus life in a more personal way on the “Interests” page, includes pictures of community, clubs, dorms
  • Use a “cost of attendance” calculator to figure cost of living and going to college
  • See admissions details such as SAT Scores, rate of acceptance, etc.

What does SCOIR stand for?
Scoir is an Irish Gaelic verb that means to exit, retire, or transition from one phase to another.

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