College Advice

College Advice for

Middle and High School Students

No matter what you dream of doing with your life, preparing yourself for life (and most likely education) after high school is important. The links below are an example of what you will find on the Mapping Your Future website.

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You may also explore careers and majors, create a plan, and search for colleges through BigFuture - Get Ready for College - College Planning, Financial Aid on the College Board website.

 

October-December Tasks for High School Seniors

(from Mapping Your Future)
During your senior year, you will finalize your college choice. This year is filled with admission applications, scholarship essays, financial aid information, and the need to meet deadlines. Throughout your senior year, continue to build your resume by achieving academic success, as well as participating in extra-curricular activities. Colleges are very interested in well-rounded students. The college preparation that takes place during your senior year is filled with a lot of details and paperwork. It is very important that you involve your parents with this process.
Below are the tasks you should complete during November and December:

 

January-June Tasks for High School Seniors

 

PSAT Exam Tips

In October of every year  the PSAT (a practice test for the SAT) is administered to all grade 10 students.  Below are tips on how to prepare for the PSAT that will also help prepare for the SAT exam.  

Short-Term Approaches and Strategies:


Students who take the PSAT exam will have access to College and Career planning and search tools on the College Board website:

 

SAT Exam and Preparation

The SAT practice is available through the College Board webiste, offering the following:
New SAT starting 2016

The redesigned SAT tests the few things that research shows matter most for college readiness and success. The SAT redesign is centered on eight key changes:


On the test day, it is important to be organized and well rested. 
This link will provide you with information on what to expect on test day, including a checklist of last-minute reminders to review the day before the test.

SAT test dates and deadlines for 2017-18:

Test Dates    International Registration Deadlines
  Early (via representative)
Regular
 Deadline for Changes
October 7, 2017 SAT 1 & SAT 2  August 23, 2017
 September 8, 2017
Setember 27, 2017
November 4, 2017 SAT 2 ONLY
 September 20, 2017  October 5, 2017 October 25, 2017
December 2, 2017 SAT 1 & SAT 2  October 18, 2017  November 2, 2017
November 21, 2017
March 10, 2018 SAT 1 ONLY  January 24, 2018
 February 9, 2018
February 28, 2018
May 5, 2018 SAT 1 & SAT 2  March 21, 2018
 April 6, 2018
April 25, 2018
June 2, 2018 SAT 2 ONLY  April 18, 2018  May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018