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 November 13, 2018

To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up an appointment between August 2 and August 15 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).


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college score card
Colleges Listings
Peterson's Guide to Colleges/Universities
College Net
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Course Applicability System (CAS)
College Basics
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Info for On-Line Colleges
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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  11/13/18

Click here for a copy of the PE Waiver form.  Students participating in 2 varsity sports, 2 high school cheeleading seasons, 2 marching band seasons, or any combination of 2 can waive one PE course.

***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 copy of the Elks Teen of the Month Application.

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!

Click here for a list of things seniors need to know.

Click here for College visit forms

Click here for Job Shadowing forms

Click here for a list of things juniors need to know.

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:

November 21-25 Thanksgiving break.  No school
December 5 Representative from Tiffin University in GRIT period to talk to all 11 and 12 graders
December 8 ACT test date
November 20 1:30 early dismissal

Scheduling for 2018-19

Click here for a graduation check sheet

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-2019 Course Description Booklet and the HS course request sheet.

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-19 8th grade course request sheet (for this year's 7th graders)

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-19 7th grade course request sheet (for this year's 6th graders)

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-19 master schedule

Schedules for next year were given out on the following dates:
Current Juniors during Homeroom on April 23
Current 10th graders during Homeroom on April 24
Current 8th graders during 7th peirod on April 25
Current 9th graders during Homeroom on April 26
Current 7th graders during Homeroom on April 27
Current 6th graders 8:30 am on April 30

Click here for a change of schedule request sheet.  Must be submitted by May 25.

Click Here for 2017-18 master schedule

Click here for a copy of the 2017-18 High School course description book

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 2018-19 school year using 2016 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.  A few have moved their deadline up to mid November so the early FAFSA is filled out, the better

Cover Letter: download this first as it contains a summary of all links below. This was given 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 for Parent Info Night on November 1:General information on Financial Aid.
4. PPT given to counselors:  good summary

5.who are considered parents for FAFSA?
6.Financial Aid Glossary
7.Common Abbreviations in Financial Aid
8.Financial Aid Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Websites
9.Scholarship Search Strategies
10.Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet

11. Scholarship applications available at Hardin Northern are listed on the left side of this web site!
12.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 1 at 7 pm in the new computer lab to discuss the basics of Financial aid and college application process.

Parent Information Nights

College info night for Parents on October 31, 2018

CCP Parent Information Night on February 7, 2018

Click here for a copy of the PPT.

Click here for the HN registration form and CCP description

Click here for HN's summary of CCP courses (14 of them!)

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 7 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
Literature Appreciation U. of Findlay ENG 150 3 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 2700 3 semester hours
3D Animation Rhodes CPT 2770 3 semester hours
Multimedia Rhodes CPT CPT 1580 3 semester hours
Video Editing Rhodes CPT 2760 3 semester hours
American Gov't DC
Rhodes POL 1010
Rhodes ECN 1430
3 semester hours
3 semester hours
American History DC to 1877
American History DC from 1877
Rhodes HST 1610
Rhodes HST 1620
3 semester hours
3 semester hours
  Total hours offered at HN 40 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), Multimedia (3 semester hours), and Video Editing (3 semester hours) for a total of 18 sememster hours toward a degree in technology.

Students interested in pursuing a college degree would be best served by taking Written Communications (6 semester hours), Lit Appreciation (3semester hours), Calculus (4 semester hours), Government (3 semester hours), Microeconomics (3 semester hours), Spanish IV (3 semester hours), 2 American History Courses (6 semester hours), and at least one Technology course (3 semester hours) for a total of 31 semester hours toward a degree (transfer).

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.

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

Colleges Visiting HN

September 12 Bowling Green  
October 17 Ohio University
October 25 Muskingum
October 15 GROB
October 10 Rhodes
October 18 Heidelberg
September 24 Youngstown State
October 23 UNOH Seniors only
October 2 Bluffton
October 19 Ohio State

Testing Schedule and Information

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

The next opportunity to take End Of Course Exams is in December of 2017

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 9 August 4 October 7 September 8
October 28

September 22

November 4 October 5
December 9 November 3 December 2 November 2
February 10 January 12 March 10 February 9
April 14 March 9 May 5 April 6
June 9 May 4 June 2 May 3

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

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