Kay Gilchrist-Counselor

Email- kgilchrist@dclak12.olrg




Parents here is a link to resources to help college planning: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/#college-planning



B.Davis Scholarship




ACT Schedule 2018-19

ACT $50.50 and ACT with writing $67.00

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Period

September 8th

August 10th

August 26th

October 27th

September 28th

October 14th

December 8th

November 2nd

November 19th

February 9th

January 11th

January 18th

April 13th

March 8th

March 25th

June 8th

May 3rd

May 20th

July 13th

June 14th

June 24th

ACT Online Registration


ACT Prep Online

 Phone Number to ACT:  

Main: (319) 337-1000

Registration Inquiries (319) 337-1270

Concurrent Enrollment


    Requirements for Juniors: ACT score 21 on subject area in which you wish to enroll.

    Requirements for Seniors: ACT score 19 on subject area in which you wish to enroll.



Financial Aid Links

LendEDU Information

FAFSA on Twitter

Federal Student Aid on YouTube

Scholarship Search Sallie Mae

Educational Investment Planner

Federal Student Aid

Oklahoma College Assistance Program

OTAG- Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant

OKCollege Start

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

Department of Education on Financial Aid

FinAid - Good resource for students and parents

Fund Finder 


Fastweb's College Gold

College Goal Sunday

Mapping Your Future

National Association of Financial Aid Administrators

Financial Aid Calculators 

Loan Information

Federal Perkins Loan Awarded based on exceptional need.  Interest is subsidized and fixed at 5%.  No fees.  Repayment begins 9 months after graduation or dropping below half-time enrollment status.

Federal Stafford Loan-Subsidized - Interest accrues starting 6 months after graduation.  Fixed interest rate is 4.5% if loan originated on/after July 1, 2010 for undergraduate students.  1% fees. Unsubsidized - Interest accrues during school.  Fixed interest rate is 6.8% if loan originated on/after July 1, 2006.  1% fees. On loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2009, annual limits have increased by $2,000 for independent and dependent undergrads. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or after dropping below half-time enrollment status.

Federal Parent PLUS Loan-If loan originated on/after July 1, 2006, Direct PLUS fixed interest rate is 7.9% with 4% fees. Repayment begins 60 days after full disbursement, or 6 months after student graduated or drops below half-time.  Interest continues to accrue during deferment.


Student Budget Calculator


Scholarship Links

Discover Health Scholarship

Ziprecruiter Scholarship

Ziprecruiter Rules

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Oklahoma Scholarships

Scholarship Search 

Delta Theta Chi

KFC Colonel's Scholarship

Next Step U

CSS Financial Aid Profile

Scholarship Scams
Look for these signs that you are being scammed
*You have to pay a fee or "taxes"
*Money-back offers or guarantees
*Credit card or bank account information required
*Provide "exclusive" information


The Gates Millennium Scholars Program for 8-11 grades

College Board

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

College Insight

Inside Higher Ed

National Center for Education Statistics

U.S. Department of Education

Choosing a Major/Career/Preparing for College


Oklahoma's Official Guide to Preparing for College

Career One Stop

OHLAP (Oklahoma's Promise)

Apply for OHLAP Online Deadline July 30 of Sophomore year.

Download OHLAP form here:Deadline July 30

Oklahoma Colleges & Universities

Oklahoma Colleges




Career Tech

Oklahoma Career Tech


Military Employment

Selective Service System

Students who need a letter of recommendation from the counselor should give detailed information as to what is required for the letter of recommendation and where to send the letter once it is completed.  Please allow 2 weeks for letters of recommendation.  During busy times of the year in the counseling office, turn around time may be 2-3 weeks.  Failure to provide adequate information will delay the process considerably.