Canadian College Fair – Tues 10/18/16 (617.969.1000)
Performing & Visual Arts Fair – Thurs 10/27/16
Junior Seminar - “The White Binder”, Naviance, the search, visits, testing, recommendations, Career Interest inventories, etc.
Summer Workshop – Common App and Essay
Senior Seminar – Pulling the package together: testing, applications, required forms, essays, recommendations, etc.
College Rep Visits - ~75 colleges, sign up on Naviance
Most colleges require some testing.
The vast majority of colleges accept either the SAT or ACT (It is the student’s responsibility to check the college website for specific, current, requirements).
See www.fairtest.org for a list of colleges which are test score optional. (Might still be required for merit aid consideration.)
Score optional or Score Flexible
Fewer than 20 require SAT II Subject tests; another handful recommend them; some specific majors might require 1, 2, or 3 SAT II;s. See www.compassprep.com for a list of colleges that require SAT II Subject Tests.
Test Flexible – WPI & NYU
Standardized Testing Please note that the CEEB code for NRHS is 220162
September 20 (late)
(Scores available starting Nov 8)
September 30 (late)
(Scores available starting Nov 23)
(Scores available starting Dec 22)
(Scores available starting Dec 20)
www.collegeboard.com: SAT I & II ACT: www.actstudent.org
How do the colleges get my test scores?
It is your responsibility to have the official test record of your SAT I/SAT II or ACT tests sent to the colleges from the testing organization.
Use the “four free” with each test administration to send, or log on to your account and “send scores”. $12 per school.
No need to wait – colleges will hold them for your application.
EA & ED candidates – be sure that your school will accept scores if they arrive after the application deadline!
Some school require entire test report, others will let you select which scores you send in.
By default College Board sends entire test report; ACT you must select test dates.
Learn what college admissions officials expect from candidates.
Evaluate the environments of the school (academic, physical and social)
Sit in on a class, stop and eat, read the school paper, look at the bulletin boards
Meet the students who are attending and who would become your school world.
Columbus Day Weekend 10/8-1/10
Early Release – 10/21
PT Confs – 11/4 & 11/7
Admission Officers visit NRHS (50 to 75 this year)
Approximately 45 minute visit
Click on “register” at least 24 hours in advance
Seek teacher approval to miss class
Most often this rep will be the “first read” of your folder
Regular Decision (all applications are read together)
Early Decision (binding for student and college)
Early Action (student keeps all options open)
Restrictive Early Action
Rolling (often admitting by major or program; housing may be an issue)
Rolling with deadline (read on a rolling basis, but looks like a “regular decision” deadline
Alternative Plans of Admission
Second Semester Admission
Alternative Program Admission
Things to do now
Essays & Short Answers
This is critical --- be sure to select “All Colleges”
It is important to note that teachers can no longer see your college deadlines on their Naviance desktop. This makes it CRITICAL that you communicate deadlines well in advance --- as soon as you know of an early program you will be applying to, see the teachers and let them know.
This field will initially show “Requested”
Once a teacher submits their letter to Naviance, it will show “Submitted”
“Submitted” will NOT mean submitted to the college. You will know it was submitted when your entire transcript package is sent --- On the Colleges tab it will say “Initial Materials Submitted” rather than “pending”