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 December 6, 2019


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).


HN Career Advising Policy
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  12/6/19

Click here for directions to claim your class of 2019 HN community scholarship.

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 student applicaiton for teacher aid/mentor

Click here for a teacher applicaiton for high school aid/mentor

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:

December 12 Applications for Elks Teen of Month December, January, Februaary due.
December 19 End of 1st semester and 2nd nine weeks.
December 3-11 EOC fall testing (Dr. Price Gov't) and retakes (all 11th and 12th graders with a 1 or 2 on previous test)
December 11 2 hour delay for teacher inservice.

Scheduling for 2019-2020

Click here for a graduation check sheet

Click here for a copy of the 2019-2020 Course Description Booklet and the HS Course request sheet.

Click here for a copy of the 2019-2020 8th grade course request sheet (for the 2018-19 7th graders)

Click here for a copy of the 2019-2020 7th grade coure request sheet (for the 2018-29 6th graders)

Click here for the 2019-2020 master schedule

Click here for a copy of the State Testing Requirements for Graduation

Click here for a copy of the PE Waiver

Click here for a copy of the Early Release form for seniors

Click here for a copy of the College and Career Readiness Plan for juniors and seniors

CCP forms can be found below under the CCP heading

Schedules  will be given out on the following days:

May 8 current 9th and 10th grade in English classes
May 9 current 7th grade in English Class
May 10 current 8th and 11th grade in English classes
May 14 current 6th grade

Students may request changes to schedule until May 31.
Click here for a copy of the schedule change request sheet
Click here for the sign language registration sheet.











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.  General info letter Several key pieces of information and an invitation to several opportunities for help and information.
3.  PPT fall parent info night: General information on Financial Aid.
4.  PPT given to counselors: good summary
4a. PPT given to counsleors with more specific FAFSA directions.

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
13. Federal Loan Info
14.  FAFSA deadlines for Ohio colleges 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 October 30 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 30, 2019

CCP Parent Information Night on February 4, 2019 at 9 pm

Click here for the HN registration form and CCP description

Click here for HN's summary of CCP courses (13 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 120 and ENG 320 8 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
Computer 8
Rhodes POL 1010
Rhodes CPT 1250
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 42 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 (8 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 20 sememster hours toward a degree in technology.

Students interested in pursuing a college degree would be best served by taking Written Communications (8 semester hours), Lit Appreciation (3semester hours), Calculus (4 semester hours), Government (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 30 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

October 1 BGSU  
October 16 Heidleberg
September 11 UNOH Seniors only
September 12 Ohio State
September 24 GROB
October 15


October 28 University of Findlay
October 21 Good Samaritan on health careers
November 7 Muskingum

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 2019

NOTE:  All 11th graders will take the ACT test in February 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 14 August 16 October 5 September 6
October 26

September 27

November 2 October 3
December 14 November 8 December 7 November 8
February 8 January 10 March 14 February 14
April 4 February 29 May 2 April 3
June 13 May 8 June 6 May 8

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

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