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Coffee with the Counselors

Talking Points from Coffee with Counselors on May 4, 2020

Group Guidance – Individual Appointments

Keep grades up – Finish strong – Model Resilience


1. SAT’s – Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec or ACT’s – June, July, Sept, Oct, Dec
Fairtest.org has test optional colleges
2. Resume – Naviance “About me, my stuff” or Microsoft Doc
3. 2 Teacher Recommendations – coach, employer, church
4. Essay
5. College Considerations/Variables

  • Geographic Location
  • Size, Setting
  • Sports - play or watch? D1, D2, D3
  • Major
  • Catholic
  • Cost of Attendance – Net Price Calculator
  • Retention and Graduation Rates

6. Safe, Good Fit, Reach
7. Other options – trade school, armed forces, gap year, service, alternative programs, community college, employment
8. Naviance – comprehensive college tool – search engine, data comparison, resume builder
9. COVID-19

  • COVID-19 response on Profile and guidance letter
  • Virtual tours – admissions website; campustours.com
  • Reach out to Admissions

10. Common Application – live after August 1
11. Other

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