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2/19 College Counseling Updates

Class of 2022

Counselor Meetings

College counselors have been meeting with students over the past few weeks. Please remind your son to check his email for messages from his counselor!

  • If your son has not yet had his first meeting, please contact his counselor. Contacting students who are attending school remotely can be difficult, and we would appreciate your help in starting the advising process. 

Testing Registration

ACT

Avon Old Farms School will be a closed test site (AOF students only) on:

  • April 17th, 2021—registration deadline date March 12th. 

If he has not already, your son will need to create an account and register at ACT.org. Because we are not a national test center, and will be testing only the AOF students, your son must indicate a test center number (212250) in order to be recognized as a student at our school.

SAT

The SAT will be offered at Avon Old Farms School during classes on:

  • April 27, 2021 - registration deadline date March 10th.

Register for the SAT through the Google Form emailed to your son or by contacting the Avon Old Farms testing coordinator Marie Delnicki at delnickim@avonoldfarms.com.

Other Testing News

The College Board is discontinuing SAT Subject Tests.

The College Board will no longer offer the SAT Subject Tests in the U.S. Students in the U.S. will automatically have their registrations canceled and receive a refund. Because SAT Subject Tests are used internationally for a wider variety of purposes, we'll provide two more administrations in May and June of 2021 for students in international locations.

The College Board is discontinuing the optional SAT Essay.

This decision recognizes that there are other ways for students to demonstrate their mastery of essay writing. At the same time, writing remains essential to college readiness, and the SAT will continue to measure writing and editing skills. The tasks on the SAT Reading and Writing and Language tests are among the most effective and predictive parts of the SAT.

Online College Fairs

NEACAC

Student and School Counselor registration will open on February 17th for NEACAC's Virtual Spring College Fairs! The LIVE portions of the virtual fair include the following dates and times: 

  • Tuesday, February 23rd from 6-7:30 pm EST
  • Sunday, March 14th from 1-3:00 pm EST
  • Wednesday, April 14th from 7-8:30 pm EST
  • Sunday, May 16th from 1-3:00 pm EST

Additional information and a link to register can be found at https://www.neacac.org/spring-college-fairs-2021 

NACAC

The next NACAC Virtual College Fair is Sunday, February 28th from 1-7 P.M. ET.

Register for free by visiting https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events

Scoir

Prior to winter break, you should have received a registration email to log into your Scoir account.  

Scoir allows you to:

  • Start researching colleges - Begin the process of narrowing down the choices using a variety of factors and seeing how you compare with other Avon applicants over the past few years at colleges of interest.
  • Start compiling the information you will need to complete college applications.
  • Start building a timeline outlining what you will need to accomplish as you move through the 2020-2021 application cycle.

Class of 2021

Application Decisions

Application results are important to us! Remind your sons to share his early application decisions with his counselor. For those students receiving an Early Decision acceptance, please remember that you agreed to withdraw applications with other schools and submit the required deposit. For those students who have been deferred or waitlisted, continue to communicate with the admissions representatives providing updated information and expressing continued interest.

Remember to complete the FAFSA if you will be seeking financial assistance.

Scholarships

The following websites provide useful information for students interested in researching and applying for scholarships: