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College Counseling Updates 10.23

Class of 2020

  • Be sure to have your son update Scoir with the colleges you are interested in. For schools to which you know you will be applying, be sure to move the school from “Following” to “Applying” in your Scoir account and notify your counselor.
  • Please check your son’s “My Profile” tab in Scoir and make sure the following matches:
    • First name and last name • Date of birth • Email address • Home address
    This helps colleges match any documents we send with the applications students submit.

  • Continue to work on completing the Common Application. If you have questions, refer to our Common Application Instructions and Essay Writing Tips, paying particular attention to the Recommendations instructions. 
     
  • Please see the College Virtual Visits Calendar located on the College Counseling page of the AOF website for a listing of virtual college visits. These meetings are for students only. The rules for attending are as follows:
    • Seniors and PGs may miss class but not a quiz, test, or lab.
    • Please notify your college counselor of your intention to attend so we can communicate with the representative.
    • Juniors are encouraged to attend during a free period. They may not miss class.
  • Counselors will continue to meet with students to discuss their admission plans and any changes to their college lists.

 Questions? We can help!  Contact the College Counseling Office.

Testing

Although the majority of colleges have waived requirements for applicants to submit standardized testing results (SAT or ACT) for this admission cycle, we understand that many students want the option to take them if their test scores might bolster their applications, if athletic recruiting will require them, or if they will help in applying for merit scholarships. All testing opportunities at AOF have passed. Please plan to take the SAT or ACT at home in December if you are still in need of scores. 

*NEW SAT SCHOOL DAY TEST DATE*

We have just learned that we can offer an additional School Day test administration.

Saturday, October 27
Register by contacting our Director of Testing Services Marie Delnicki.

Saturday, Nov. 7                   *CANCELLED*

SAT - December 5th,            (taken at home)
Registration deadline Nov. 5th, Late registration deadline (fee) Nov. 24th

ACT - December 12th,         (taken at home)
Registration deadline Nov. 6th, Late registration deadline (fee) Nov. 20th

Please contact Marie Delnicki to arrange ALL accommodations.

FAQ

How do I register to take the SAT School Day Administration?
Please sign up on this Google Form. We will order the tests for you.

I believe my son is eligible to receive accommodations for testing. How do I make sure that he receives them?
Please contact Marie Delnicki (delnickim@avonoldfarms.com) to arrange ALL accommodations.

I have other questions about registering for tests at AOF. Whom should I contact?
Please contact Marie Delnicki (delnickim@avonoldfarms.com). She is our Testing Coordinator and can answer most questions about registering to take the tests.


Class of 2021

We will assign your son his college counselor in December and start our individual meetings in January.

Testing

Although the pandemic has disrupted testing policies, we understand that many students want the option to take standardized tests if their scores might bolster their applications, if athletic recruiting will require them, or if they will help in applying for merit scholarships. Since we will not be in session for the dates we usually recommend 11th graders take the test in December, 11th grade students should plan to take the ACT on October 24 and the SAT at home in December in order to learn which test platform reflects their abilities better and to establish a testing baseline. This information will be important to help us develop a testing plan for each student when the outlines of the next admission cycle become clearer and we begin individual conferences in January. Students who want to sit for the December administration should register to take the test at a center near them. We plan to offer Class Day SAT administration and the ACT in the spring as well.

PSAT Make up test date: Thursday, October 29
If you were unable to take the PSAT on October 14, you may take it here on Thursday, October 29. Please contact our Director of Testing Services Marie Delnicki to register.

Saturday, Nov. 7              *CANCELLED*

Questions? We can help!  Contact the College Counseling office. Please contact Marie Delnicki to arrange ALL accommodations.

FAQ

Does my son have to register to take the PSAT?
No, we arrange to have tests for all 10th and 11th grade students.

My son is repeating the 11th grade and has already taken the PSAT twice. Does he have to take it again?
Students who are repeating the 11th grade and who do not wish to take it again can opt to take the School Day SAT on the same date. Please note: students will be taking one or the other test. Contact Claudine Meaney in the College Counseling Office (meaneyc@avonoldfarms.com) to arrange to take the School Day SAT.

I believe my son is eligible to receive accommodations for testing. How do I make sure that he  receives them?
Please contact Marie Delnicki (delnickim@avonoldfarms.com) to arrange ALL accommodations.

I have other questions about registering for tests at AOF. Whom should I contact?
Please contact Marie Delnicki (delnickim@avonoldfarms.com). She is our Testing Coordinator and can answer most questions about registering to take the tests.