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College Counseling Updates: 11/5

Class of 2022

Application Deadlines, Submissions and Decisions

The next early deadline is November 15th with additional early and priority deadlines through mid-December. Check each college website to find out the specific application due date. 

*Please note* Colleges have been moving some deadlines to later in this cycle (for example, Nov. 1 moved to Nov. 15). It is more important than ever to check the college websites to learn the latest information. 

Please be patient. Colleges typically send a portal login where students can monitor the status of their applications. Although the portal may indicate that no school documents are there, you can see on Scoir that we sent them. While we have sent the materials, it takes time (often 2–3 weeks) for colleges to register all the materials they have received. 

Application results are important to us. Remind your sons to share their early application results with their counselors.

Scoir

Be sure to have your son update Scoir with the colleges to which he knows he will be applying by moving the school from “Following” to “Applying” in his Scoir account and notify his counselor.

Once he has applied, be sure to have your son update Scoir by moving the school from “Applying” to “Applied” in his Scoir account and notify his 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.

Common Application

Please remind your son to print out his full Common Application BEFORE he submits. It is by far the best way to catch any errors, and history shows us that our digital natives can skip this step.

Continue to work on completing the Common Application. If you have questions, refer to our  Common Application Instructions, paying particular attention to the Recommendations instructions.   

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 some 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. 

Following are the options for the SAT and ACT administrations at AOF.

  • December 4 SAT:  Registration deadline November 4. Late registration (fee required) November 23.
  • December 11: ACT.  Registration deadline November 5th. Late registration (fee required) November 19. 

Class of 2023 

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

 

Testing

Following are the options for the SAT and ACT administrations at AOF.

  • December 4 SAT:  Registration deadline November 4 with late registration (fee required) November 19. 
  • December 11: ACT.  Registration deadline November 5th with late registration accepted through November 19. 

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 need to speak with the Dean’s Office so that they can participate in a program that morning. Please note: students will be taking the PSAT or be involved in a program that morning. 

How does my son register to take the SAT at AOF on December 4?
Register by creating an account at www.collegeboard.org. *Register early to make sure you can test at Avon Old Farms School. The test site will fill quickly.*

Registration deadline for the December 4 SAT is November 4 with late registration (fee required) November 19. 

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.

College counseling questions? We can help! Contact the College Counseling office.