Junior Group Guidance 2020
It is time to begin the college process!
Standardized tests should be taken in the spring of your junior year and the fall of your senior year. Unless your scores are excellent, it is recommended to take the SAT's twice. Scores may or may not increase with retesting. Colleges will most likely look at your best verbal and your best math score provided you send all scores. They do NOT have to be on the same test. However, with score choice, it is your decision as to which test seating you want to present to the colleges. Make sure that you send the scores to Bishop Feehan by entering the school code 220077. You may send scores to 4 colleges for free when you register. Some of you will need to take the SAT II's (subject test) in the fall as admission requirements. You may take a maximum of 3 subject tests at one time.
SAT Dates 2020
Register at www.collegeboard.org The SAT will test skill levels in Math, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Writing.
SAT & Subject Tests, August 29 (registration deadline July 29)
SAT & Subject Tests, September TBD
SAT & Subject Tests 10/3; 11/7, 12/5
ACT Dates 2020 Register at www.act.org The ACT test covers four academic skill areas:English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. It also offers an optional Writing test.
ACT Dates 2020:
June 13 (registration deadline May 8) - tentative as of now
July 18 (registration deadline June 19)
Fall Dates: 9/12;10/24
Pay careful attention to dates, deadlines, and college requirements. This is an investment in your future and should be taken seriously!!
High School Code: 220077 (CEEB Code) Guidance Phone: 508-222-6073
Guidance Fax: 508-226-0014 School Phone: 508-226-6223
Counselors: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Parent Information Night April 7, 2020 @ 6:30 in the cafeteria. (CANCELLED)
College information will be disseminated by a local college official.
Additional Helpful Information
Resume: Develop your resume; continually update it by September 2020 (use Naviance or Word).
Recommendations: You will need 2 recommendations from your teachers. In addition, some of you may want to ask your employer or a coach.
Essay: Brainstorm a subject for your college essay which will convey information about YOU. Your topic should consist of something that you are passionate about which can be conveyed in a clear, concise, and creative way. Check the questions on the common application website. Be sure to write multiple drafts and write it yourself. It is a good idea to have the essay proofread by an English teacher.
Appointment: Make an individual appointment with your guidance counselor to discuss your future plans. The more time that you spend researching and remotely visiting colleges now, the less stressful your senior year will be. Plan ahead...
NCAA Clearinghouse: If you are interested in participating in Division I or Division II sports in college, you must register with the clearinghouse: www.eligibilitycenter.org We suggest that you download The Guide For College Bound Student Athlete
Information: Check out the excellent information on the Feehan Guidance Web Page! Utilize Naviance as it is a very comprehensive site!
- Supermatch College Search
- Scattergrams Career Interest Profiler
- Add to List "Colleges I'm Thinking About"
As a reminder, to access Naviance, sign in: www.naviance.com
Use your 10 digit password and school email address to access the site
Some additional websites to visit: www.princetonreview.com; www.mefa.org; www.fastweb.com, www.bigfuture.org; www.petersons.com; www.collegeboard.org; www.collegeconfidential.com; http:/nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
Virtual tours and information sessions are available: please check the Admissions page of the colleges to which you are interested.