The College Counseling Office will continue to provide active counseling throughout the remainder of the year. Students should use the links posted on our Veracross college counseling classes to schedule an online meeting.
For the class of 2020: Along with individual appointments, we will be providing information on topics such as “What to do if You are on a Waitlist” and “Tracking Changes in Deposit Dates” delivering our content directly through Zoom and by posting on the school’s website.
Students in the class of 2020 should update their counselor when an admission decision is received from a college. Some colleges have made offers of conditional admission, second semester admission, and guaranteed transfers. We will be posting information that will help explain these programs soon.
For the class of 2021: We will continue our individual meetings with our counseling advisees regularly. We will also be offering workshops for students (possibly separate ones for parents) with Q&A sessions afterward on topics such as “Refining Your Search,” “Using Scoir to Research Colleges,” and multiple sessions on completing the Common Application. We plan to have college admission representatives deliver some of this content as well.
The SAT and ACT continue to discuss how to replace the test administration dates they had to cancel. We will update as information becomes available.
Because of those cancellations, the upcoming scheduled dates may be crowded. Please sign up as early as possible!
SAT - June 6 (reg. deadline May 8); August 20 (reg. deadline probably July 31).
ACT - June 13 (reg. deadline May 8) , July 18 (reg. deadline June 19).
This is a good time to start filling out the Common Application www.commonapp.org. The student can create an account as a first year applicant and complete the Profile and Family information. We can help lead your son through the Education section as well as the rest of the form.
Also, please have your son complete his personal profile and college preferences on Scoir. There is also a survey tool in the Career Preferences available through YouScience. While it takes a while to complete (1 hour) it can generate some potential major and career ideas based on your responses.
College Counseling FAQs
- Will my counselor be available to talk about my college options?
- Can my parents contact my college counselor?
- I registered for the April ACT and the May SAT. Will those tests be given at Avon Old Farms?
- I was planning to visit colleges this spring. How can I demonstrate my interest in a college if I can not visit?
- I’m a recruited athlete. What should I do?