News from the HN Guidance Office
“The Mission of the Hardin Northern guidance office is to: encourage high academic performance; assist students in developing career goals; provide information on college preparation and enrollment; track student progress toward graduation; and assist students and parents in overcoming personal, school, and social problems.”

Last updated October 26, 2016

A new resource being offered by the guidance department is a text/email list serve.  If you wish to receive updates by text, text @ee5 to 909-256-0421 and to receive the updates by email, email

To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up an appointment between August 8 and August 24 or to enroll a new student in grades K-6 call Mrs. Thiel. Phone number is 419-759-2331. You will need original copies of the students birth certificate, social security card, shot records, custody papers and proof of residence in our district or open enrollment forms.

To Nominate an alumni for the Hardin Northern Hall of Distinction, click this link, fill out the form, and submit it (all done electronically).


Ohio Career Information System
ASVAB Prep Site
Career Selection
college score card
Colleges Listings
Peterson's Guide to Colleges/Universities
College Net
College Searches
Course Applicability System (CAS)
College Basics
Ohio 4 year Public Colleges
Info for On-Line Colleges
Ohio 2 year Public Colleges
Ohio 4 year Private Colleges
FastWEB Financial Aid/ Scholarships
Yahoo Financial Aid Search
Financial Aid Info. Page
Ohio Board of Regents
Financial Aid Tutorial
Student Lending Works
Progress Book

NCAA Clearinghouse

Click here for a list of scholarships available in the guidance office. Updated  10/26/16

Click here for Elks Teen of the Month Application.

***Click here for a list of the new graduation requirments, a description of the Next Generation of Assessments, and the schedule for the those tests.***

Click here for a college application powerpoint

Interested in Donating to the Hardin Northern Scholarship Foundation? Click here for more information.

  click here for a list of Ohio Colleges

Click here for a College preparation timeline, starting in the 8th grade!

Questions or to request a transcript (if requesting transcript, please include maiden name, year graduated, and address you want transcript sent to)
Mr. Wilson

NOTE: Summer Transcript Requests should go to Teressa Combs at extension 1207 or email at


Upcoming   Events:

October 31 Fall academic awards
November 2 1:30 dismissal and parent teacher conferences 2-8 pm
November 3 1:30 dismissal and parent teacher conferences 2-8 pm
November 3 Fall Parent information night 7 pm in computer lab- financial aid and college applications discussed.

Scheduling for 2016-17

Click here for a graduation check sheet

Click here for a copy of the 2016-17 High School Course Descripton Booklet and the HS course request sheet.

Click here for a copy of the 2016-17 8th grade course request sheet (for this year's 7th graders)

Click here for a copy of the 2016-17 7th grade course request sheet (for this year's 6th graders)

Click here for a copy of the 2016-17 master schedule

preliminary schedules were given to classes on these days:
Juniors on May 11
Sophomores on May 11
Freshman on May 12
8th graders on May 11
7th graders on May 12
6th graders on May 16

Students may submit one request for change of schedule (with as many changes as they want) before June 10. After June 10, schedule can only be changed by a teacher.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid season is here and I wanted to list some resources for you.  First of all, I reviewed this information with the seniors mid October.   Dates to remember:
October 1- FAFSA can be filed for 2017-18 school year using 2015 tax year (referred to as prior prior year).

February 1-March 1- Most colleges set a deadline in this range for when FAFSA must be filed to be eligible for financial aid from the university or college.  For a specific college deadline, see number 18 below.

Cover Letter: download this first as it contains a summary of all links below. This was give to seniors in a hard copy form.
1. Do You Need Money For College, an overview
2. Invitation letter.Several key pieces of information and an invitation to several opportunities for help and information.
3. PPT given to seniors and at financial aid night on Nov 3:General information on Financial Aid.
4. PPT given to counselors.  good summary
5.Documents Needed to file FAFSA- Basic List

6.Financial Aid Check List
7.FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
8. 2017-18 FAFSA
9.  2017-18 FAFSA changes
10.who are considered parents for FAFSA?
11.Federal Loan Information
12.FAFSA frequently asked questions
13.Federal Aid Programs
14.Find the Information you Need online
15.Summary of Ohio Financial Aid Programs
16.Financial Aid Glossary
17.Common Abbreviations in Financial Aid
18.Ohio College Deadlines for filing FAFSA
19.Financial Aid Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Websites
20.Scholarship Search Strategies
21.Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet
22.Fast Web Scholarship Search

23. FAFSA HELP OHIO Nov. 20th at Columbus Grove High school 2-4 pm- Great Place to get FAFSA help!
24. Scholarship applications available at Hardin Northern are listed on the left side of this web site!
25.College Cost Comparison Sheet links you to the online filing system for FAFSA.  Remember, you can't file until after October 1, 2016.

The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators web site is full of good information, and so is the Federal Governments financial aid website, 

You can find great tutorials on Youtube on how to fill out the FAFSA!

There will be a parent information meeting on Nobember 3 at 7 pm in the new computer lab to discuss the basics of Financial aid and college application process.

Parent Information Nights

There was a Parent Information night on Wednesday, November 5, 2015 in the new computer lab at 6:30 pm. Information covered included college selection, career selection, collage applications, and scholarships. Click here for the PowerPoint.

There was a Financial Aid information meeting at Hardin Northern on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 pm in the new computer lab.

A CCP meeting was held on January 27 at 8 pm for any parents or students interested in earning College credit while in high school.

Click here for a powerpoint about CCP

College Credit Plus (CCP)

Ohio has revamped the PSEO and Dual Credit system and is now calling it CCP. Little has changed from a student/parent perspective. To save confusion, Hardin Northern will still refer to the courses being offered here at HN as Dual credit. Hardin Northern has 6 high school teachers that are adjunct professors for a local university and teaching courses here at Hardin Northern that are for high school AND college credit. These courses are:

HN course title College course title College credits
Chemistry U. of Findlay CHEM 111 4 semester hours
Calculus U. of Findlay MATH 141 4 semester hours
Spanish IV U. of Findlay SPAN 220 3 semester hours
Written Communications U. of Urbana ENG 102 and ENG 106 6 semester hours
Graphic Design Rhodes CPT 1580 3 semester hours
3D Animation Rhodes CPT 2770 3 semester hours
Web Page I Rhodes CPT 1850 3 semester hours
Literature Appreciaiton U. of Findlay ENG 150 3 semester hours
American Gov't DC Rhodes POL 1010 3 semester hours
American History DC Rhodes HST 1610 3 semester hours
  Total hours offered at HN 35 semester hours

To take these courses, a student must register for the Hardin Northern course (must meet the prerequisites for the course). There is no cost to the student/parent unless the student fails the course. Student must meet the Universiy's enrollment criteria.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in technology would be best served by taking Written communications (6 semester hours), Graphic Design (3 semester hours), 3D Animation (3 semester hours), and Web Page I (3 semester hours) for a total of 15 sememster hours toward a degree in technology.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences would be best served by taking Written Communications (6 semester hours), Chemistry (4 semester hours), and Calculus (4 semester hours) for a total of 14 semester hours toward a science degree.

In addition, as always, students can go TO the college campus and take courses there (large variety of possibilities). This was called Post Secondary Option in the past but is now called CCP. To participate in CCP, students/parents must fill out paper work by March 30 and submit to Hardin Northern for approval. Once approved, students must then apply to the univeristy of their choice for admittance. See Mr. Wilson for more details.

A CCP meeting was scheduled on March 10 for any parents or students interested in CCP.

Click here for the information form and HN registration form for CCP.

Click here for a CCP information pamphlet

Click here for a letter from the state describing CCP and resources at your disposal.

Colleges Visiting HN

September 16 Bluffton  
September 21 Ohio State
September 26 Bowling Green
September 7 Cedarville
September 19 UNOH
November 9 Youngstown State
September 19 UNOH
October 25 Heidelberg
October 19 Findlay

Testing Schedule and Information

The next OGT test offering at HN will be the week of October 24 for seniors that have not passed all five tests.

OGT information and help can be found by clicking here
or practice test and past OGT tests with answer keys click here

Class of 2018 and beyond, click here for graduation requirments.

The next opportunity to take End Of Course Exams is in December of 2016

NOTE:  All 11th graders will take the ACT test in April at no cost to the student.  This is a state mandate and could provide an alternative route to graduation.

ACT Test Date Registration
SAT Test Date Registration
September 10 August 5 October 1 September 1
October 22 September 16 November 5 October 7
December 10 November 4 December 3 November 3
February 11 January 6 January 21 December 21
April 8 March 3 March 11 February 10
June 10 May 5 May 6 April 7

Note:  For a list of colleges that require or recommend the Optional Writing Component of the ACT, go to

News in Guidance Office

OCIS is now available on-line.  Call the guidance office for the password and web address.   This program can:  help students find colleges that offer the majors they are interested in, determine career goals and abilities, search for scholarships, and much more. OCIS has a new web page address.