College Corner

By Kit Llewellyn, College Advisor


  • Focus on your academics
  • Begin reviewing your personal preferences, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Talk to your “older” friends about their applications and college visits


  • Work on a resume; keep it updated throughout the year
  • Chat with college representatives who visit our school
  • Begin searching possible colleges
  • Use weekends for short exploratory trips to nearby colleges/universities
  • Focus on your academics


  • Finish taking your SAT, SAT Subject tests, and ACT
  • Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are usually November 1st
  • Mrs. Llewellyn will send your teacher recommendations, high school reports, transcripts, school profiles, and additional outside recs electronically via Naviance
  • Students will send (paper or electronically) application, fees, essays, supplements, resumes, and any other additional portfolios, writing samples or video/tapes by link
  • Students are responsible for sending their official test scores directly to colleges by contacting ACT and/or SAT and/or TOEFL
  • Most applications and school submissions will be sent by December 1st
  • Send in rolling admissions and state school apps — the sooner the better
  • Keep working on January/February deadline applications
  • Research scholarships offered by companies, parents’ employees, civic and church groups
  • Polish your essays with Brett Paice, Cia White and Juan Ramirez
  • Focus on your academics
  • Plan to schedule interviews with local alum or by Skype if visiting the campus is not possible(arrange by calling the admissions office)
  • If you have any questions at all, communicate with the Admissions Offices so that they know that your interest is genuine and deliberate.
  • Then … submit FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required beginning now!). Financial Aid forms beginning January 1st