Nucor Technical Academy

Interested in launching your career at Nucor, but need additional education to get you there? From essential coursework to extensive hands-on training, the Nucor Technical Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama puts you on the right path to becoming part of the Nucor team.

Application deadline is January 31, 2021. See below for “How to Apply.”

  • Apply online to Nucor Technical Academy
  • Include Student Information Sheet with Nucor application
  • Include updated resume with Nucor application
  • Include transcript with SAT/ACT with Nucor application
  • Include a one-page essay
  • Take Willingness Survey during Nucor application

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Ron Barnett (Nucor Steel Indiana – Division Recruiter) at ron.barnett@nucor.com.

Deadline Guide

Follow this schedule to keep your college search on track
By College Factual

Choosing a college can be overwhelming, and once you’ve started your search there are a few key deadlines to keep in mind. Here are priorities for your checklist and calendar:

ADVANCE PLANNING

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall:

  • If you have not already done so, compile a list of colleges that interest you. It may seem obvious, but be sure that each school offers the degree program(s) you are interested in pursuing.
  • Schedule trips to visit each campus. While the summer may be more convenient for you to do this, the optimal time is during the college school year so that you can get a better feel for the campus culture.

Winter/Spring:

  • If you plan to take the SAT, take the PSAT first in October. If you’re taking the ACT route, look into the PreACT to help you prepare. SAT and ACT tests are offered multiple times throughout the year. Take either test once as a junior; then, retake it in the fall of your senior year, if necessary, to improve your score.
  • Narrow your initial list of colleges to the ones you are more interested in attending.
  • Research scholarship opportunities.

It’s important to stay on top of deadlines because you will need to juggle studying for tests (high school and standardized) with completing applications for colleges and scholarships.


SENIOR YEAR:

Fall:

  • Meet with your guidance counselor, who will help you stay on track and ensure you create a calendar that helps you keep track of deadlines.
  • By September, you should have a final list of colleges to which to apply. The number may vary, depending on how much you want to spend on application fees (the average fee in 2019 was $43 per school). Your list should include two safety schools, two or three good-fit schools and one or two reach schools.
  • Request letters of recommendation and work on your essays for colleges and scholarships.
  • If you are retaking the SAT or ACT, do so no later than December. Have your scores sent directly to the colleges you want to attend. Applications for scholarships are also due around this time.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1. The earlier date allows you more time to prepare your finances and gives colleges more time to prepare financial aid packages.

Winter/Spring:

  • Most regular-admission applications are due in December or January.
  • College acceptance letters and financial aid offers generally arrive in April. Review and compare financial aid offers with your parents or guardians to determine which school is offering the best deal. If you’ve done your research, there shouldn’t be too many surprises in the financial aid packages.
  • Most schools have enrollment deadlines of May 1. Let the college you’ve chosen know you’re coming and make any necessary deposits

College Factual (collegefactual.com) is a website that helps guide students through the college-selection process.

Indiana College Application Admission Information

Use the chart below to find basic application information for Indiana’s colleges and universities. And, find out which institutions are waiving their fees for College Application Week.

COLLEGEPHONEDEADLINECOMMON APPFEE?COLLEGE GO! FEE WAIVERESSAY REQUIRED?
Ancilla College886.262.4552N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Anderson University800.428.6414N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Ball State University800.482.4278N/ANo$60NoNo
Bethel University800.422.4101N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Butler University888.940.8100N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Calumet College of St. Joseph877.700.9100N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
DePauw University800.447.2495N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Earlham College800.327.5426N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Franklin College800.852.0232N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Goshen College800.348.7422N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Grace College800.544.7223N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Hanover College800.213.2178N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Holy Cross College574.239.8400N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Huntington University800.642.6493N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Indiana State University800.468.6478Rolling AdmissionsNo$25Yes - August & September 2019No
Indiana Tech800.937.2448Rolling AdmissionsNoFreeFree ApplicationNo
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)812.348.9390N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)317.274.4591May 1, 2020Yes$65Reach out to admissions if you have financial need.Yes
Indiana University Bloomington812.855.0661November 1, 2019Yes$65NoYes
Indiana University East800.959.3278Rolling AdmissionsNo$35Yes - College Application WeekNo
Indiana University Fort Wayne844.634.0005August 1, 2020No$65Yes - College GO! WeekNo
Indiana University Kokomo888.875.4485August 20, 2020No$35Yes - College Application WeekNo
Indiana University Northwest888.968.7486Rolling AdmissionsNo$35Yes - College Application WeekNo
Indiana University South Bend574.520.4839Rolling AdmissionsNo$35Yes - College Application WeekNo
Indiana University Southeast800.852.8835Rolling AdmissionsNo$35Yes - Sept. 23-29, 2019No
Indiana Wesleyan University866.468.6498N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Ivy Tech Community College (all locations)888-IVY-LINERolling AdmissionsNoFreeFree ApplicationNo
Manchester University800.852.3648N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Marian University800.772.7264August 1, 2020NoFree (online)Free ApplicationNo
Martin University317.917.3308N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Oakland City University800.737.5125N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Purdue University Fort Wayne260-481-6812August 1, 2020Yes$30Yes - College Application WeekNo
Purdue University Northwest219.989.2213Priority: December 6, 2019
Regular Decision: August 1, 2020
No$25Yes - SeptemberNo
Purdue University West Lafayette765.494.1776Early Action: November 1, 2019
Regular Decision: January 15, 2020
Yes$60NoYes
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology800.248.7448Early Action: November 1, 2019
Regular Decision:
February 1, 2020
Yes$50NoYes
Saint Mary's College800.551.7621Early Action: November 1, 2019
Regular Decision: February 15, 2020
YesFreeFree ApplicationYes
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods800.926.7692N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Taylor University800.882.3456N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Trine University800.347.4878N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
University of Evansville800.423.8633N/AYesN/AN/AN/A
University of Indianapolis800.232.6834Rolling AdmissionsYesFreeFree ApplicationNo
University of Notre Dame574.631.7505N/AYesN/ANoN/A
University of Saint Francis800.729.4732N/AYesN/ANoN/A
University of Southern Indiana800.467.1965August 15, 2020No$40Yes - College GO! WeekNo
Valparaiso University888.468.2576Rolling AdmissionsYesFreeFree ApplicationNo
Vincennes University800.742.9198N/AYes$20Yes - August 15-October 1, 2019No
WGU Indiana877.214.7014N/ANoN/AN/AN/A
Wabash College800.345.5385Early Action: December 1, 2019Yes$50Yes - SeptemberOptional

Class of 2019: Montgomery County Workforce Signing

SENIORS: Are you entering the workforce after graduation? Do you have a job/apprenticeship/internship lined up? We want to celebrate you! Visit the high school Guidance Office, the Senior Google Classroom, or click this link to fill out the Workforce Ready form by Wednesday, May 8.

After you return your form, you will then be invited to the inaugural Montgomery County Workforce Signing event on Tuesday, May 21 at Stone Creek Lodge. Employers, local elected officials, media, and community members will join you and your family in the signing of your letter of employment. Signees will receive a lapel pin for their graduation regalia.

Please see Mrs. Cotten in the Guidance Office for more information.

Alumni Feature | Joe Zuk ’07

Why are you proud to be a Mountie? We’ve asked alumni to tell us about their postsecondary path, what they’re doing now, and how Southmont made an impact on their success. Check out our latest alumni testimonial video in our “Proud To Be A Mountie” series!

Are you a Southmont alum who would like to participate in the “Proud To Be A Mountie” series? Or do you know of a former Mountie who we should talk to? Contact Samantha Cotten for more information.

Nucor Technical Academy now accepting applications!

Interested in launching your career at Nucor, but need additional education to get you there? From essential coursework to extensive hands-on training, the Nucor Technical Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama puts you on the right path to becoming part of the Nucor team.

The Nucor Technical Academy is a unique program designed to launch successful Nucor careers by providing FREE tuition and housing for motivated, qualified candidates who GET PAID to go to class.

Our program provides education and hands-on training without the typical financial burdens of going to school.

  • Tuition and fees are completely covered by the program (3.0 GPA required)
  • Housing is provided for students living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Nucor provides travel allowances for moves between Tuscaloosa and your home mill
  • Students are paid for their time in class
  • Graduates become part of the Nucor team with competitive full-time pay and benefits

An informational student & parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Nucor Crawfordsville facility (4537 S. Nucor Rd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933). To RSVP, please email Ron Barnett at ron.barnett@nucor.com. Applications will be accepted through the end of March 2019.

Alumni Feature | Creasy Clauser Huntsman ’09

Why are you proud to be a Mountie? We’ve asked alumni to tell us about their postsecondary path, what they’re doing now, and how Southmont made an impact on their success. Check out our latest alumni testimonial video in our “Proud To Be A Mountie” series!

Are you a Southmont alum who would like to participate in the “Proud To Be A Mountie” series? Or do you know of a former Mountie who we should talk to? Contact Samantha Cotten for more information.

Alumni Feature | Erin Davidson ’09

Why are you proud to be a Mountie? We’ve asked alumni to tell us about their postsecondary path, what they’re doing now, and how Southmont made an impact on their success. Check out our latest alumni testimonial video in our “Proud To Be A Mountie” series!

Are you a Southmont alum who would like to participate in the “Proud To Be A Mountie” series? Or do you know of a former Mountie who we should talk to? Contact Samantha Cotten for more information.

Resume Writing 101

Looking for a job? Whether you’re on the hunt for a temporary Holiday Break gig, or a full-time career, you need a resume to get your foot in the door. Watch the video below to learn about the content needed for a successful resume!

Need more help with your resume? Stop by the Guidance Office to meet with Mrs. Cotten!