College Admission Planning

8th and 9th grade

Planning Ahead for a Strong Application

  • Create a four-year plan for high school classes that keep your student on track while allowing him or her to explore their interests.
  • Learn what makes a student attractive for college admissions (Hint: It’s not well-roundedness!)
  • Explore your interests, strengths and weaknesses and begin to find your purpose with our college and career assessments
  • Design a social media profile that works for you, not against you.
  • Simple record-keeping tricks and forms that make completing applications so much easier.
  • Get in the scholarship search habit.
  • Master study skills and test anxiety techniques to increase gpa and test scores

10th grade

Looking Forward and Looking Back

All of the above, plus:

  • Standardized test strategy.
  • Making an impact in your school and community.
  • Creating a resume and interview with impact.
  • Identifying the colleges that fit you academically, socially and financially.
  • Make campus visits count.

8th and 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
High School Plan/GPA X X X -
College and Career Assessments X X X -
Record-Keeping X X X X
Scholarships X X X X
Standardized Testing - X X X
College Research - X X X
Applications - - X X
Essays - - X X
Financial Aid - - - X