CPS Students Under The Gun For College Applications


THEY WANT THE DISTRICT TO ALLOW THEM TO ENTER THE SECTIONALS THIS WEEKEND. THE APPEAL WILL GO BEFORE THE JUDGE TOMORROW MORNING BEFORE 8 AM. IT IS A RACE TO THE VINTAGE FORCE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. THE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW. THE STRIKE HAD MOST STUDENTS SHUT OFF FROM COUNSELORS, TEACHERS AND ACCESS TO TRANSCRIPTS. JERMONT TERRY WITH THE LAST- MINUTE PUSH. Reporter: WHEN STUDENTS WALKED INTO THE DOOR OF JOHN’S PREP OR ANY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL, THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THERE ARE LONG LINES OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. MANY STUDENTS COULD NOT GET THOSE TRANSCRIPTS TO COMPLETE THE ALL-IMPORTANT COLLEGE APPLICATION. IT IS A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK. WANT TO MAKE MY APPLICATION. Reporter: THIS STUDENT WANTS HIS COLLEGE APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED PROPERLY. THE STRUCK STRIKE HAS AFFECTED A LOT OF WHAT HAS GONE ON. Reporter: THE SENIORS COULD NOT GET WHAT THEY NEED FROM THE HIGH SCHOOLS DURING THE STRIKE. WITH CLASSES RESUMING, THE STUDENT IS ELATED TO WALK THROUGH THE DOORS. I FEEL RELIEVED. WE ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. Reporter: HERE IS THE REASON. TRANSCRIPTS ARE NEEDED TO APPLY FOR EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. WITH NOVEMBER 1 DEADLINE HOURS AWAY, HE IS WORRIED. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO , ONE OF HIS CHOICES, HAS ADDRESSED HIS CONCERNS BY EXTENDING THE DEADLINE. FOR USC, MY APPLICATION IS INCOMPLETE. I CAN’T DO IT WITH MY COUNSELOR. Reporter: THE REACH OF THE STRIKE IS WIDE FOR THIS SENIOR. TEACHERS ARE FIGHTING FOR US. WE WERE THE ONES BEING AFFECTED. Reporter: IN THE FIRST DAYS OF THE STRIKE, THESE SOCCER PLAYERS WERE INDEXABLE TO COMPLETE P.M. PLAYOFFS. THE SOCCER SEASON FOR THIS SENIOR ENDED. THEY TOOK AWAY THE POSSIBILITY TO BE SEEN BY SCOUTS WOULD GO TO GAMES. Reporter: AFTER THAT OPPORTUNITY, HE IS PRESS ONCE AGAIN TO DO ANOTHER SENIOR TEST. THE STRIKE WAS ON HIS. I THOUGHT IT WAS IT WAS MY DUTY TO DO ANYTHING I COULD TO GET INTO COLLEGE AND DO BETTER FOR MYSELF. Reporter: THAT EXTENSION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO RUNS UNTIL NOVEMBER 10. IT IS ONLY FOR THE STUDENTS. RAFAEL AND OTHER SENIORS IN THE SITUATION DO NOT MIND COMING BACK ON FRIDAY BECAUSE THEY NEED SOMETHING FROM THE

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