Welcome to the Counseling Corner

This page is designed to answer questions for students/parents and provide information on upcoming events
**Parents and Students, please be aware that there are businesses out there that offer services, or an honor society that are offered here for free. If someone wants you to pay for college admission assistance, please have your student check with the counselor to see if it is legitimate.
SENIOR CHECK LIST FOR APPLYING TO COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIPS:

August – December:
__  Check in with your counselor, to make sure you’re on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirements.
__  Sign up for the ACT and/or the SAT if you didn’t take it as a junior, or if you aren’t satisfied with your scores. (or if you’ve learned a lot since you last took it.) If you need help signing up for these tests, you can get assistance in the counselor’s office. Also check to see if you qualify for a waiver!
__  Check the eligibility requirements of the college or university you wish to attend. Review your test results and retest if necessary. If you have any questions on how to do this, come to the counselor’s office during lunch or before school.
__  Start asking for letters of recommendation from teachers, leaders of organizations or employers early.

__   Begin your college essays if you haven’t already; have a teacher, parent, or Mrs. Kaye check your essay for editing before you submit your essays.

__   Apply for admission at the colleges you’ve chosen; see the counselor for help if necessary.
__  Request that official transcripts be sent to the colleges for which you apply.
__   Check your email to make sure the college has received your application, admission fees and transcripts.
__   Watch for updates on the Scholarship websites – Check out “Upcoming Scholarships” on this website – there are some applications due in October!

 

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Important Dates and Information


ACT
: www.actstudent.org  New Waverly HS Code: 445-100

2018-19 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Complete Score Release**
September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018 September 18 – November 2, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29 – October 14, 2018 November 13, 2018 – January 1, 2019
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018 December 18, 2018 – February 1, 2019
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019 February 20 – April 5, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019 April 23 – June 7, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 June 18 – August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019 July 23 – August 26, 2019

 


SAT 
:  www.collegeboard.org New Waverly HS CODE: 445-100

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 25, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 27, 2018 August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 7, 2018 September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 5, 2018 October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 2, 2018 November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019

Register

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 8, 2019 February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 5, 2019 April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 3, 2019 May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019



*** For a FREE ACT Test-Day Checklist, Test Taking Tips, Question of the Day, and a FREE COMPLETE PRACTICE TEST, even in Spanish, go to:
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

For SAT practice

https://sat.collegeboard.org/home??affilliateId=cbhomeexp&bannerId=sat

 


PSAT – Test Date – 


*Community Service
– If you are interested in attending college after high school, it is very important that you become involved in their community. Colleges are looking for students who are well rounded in academics, extra-curricular, & community involvement. You should participate in organizations that you have an interest in so that you will enjoy the time they are committing. Some examples of groups/clubs/organizations students may look into are: Boys & Girl Scouts of America, Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter, Church Groups, or Good Shepherd Mission. Please note, some organizations may require an application before beginning, have age restrictions, or require background checks.

*ACT and SAT- It is never too early to start thinking about the SAT and ACT test. We encourage all Juniors to take either the ACT or SAT at least once during their Junior year. Most colleges require at least one of these tests scores to be submitted with an application. It is important to find out what scores are required for the colleges you will be applying to during senior year to determine if you will need to retest. Students should also be aware that a limited number of fee waivers are available to Juniors and Seniors who qualify through free or reduced lunch. Registration for both the ACT and SAT can be completed online by clicking on the link listed above. If students need help registering, please stop by the counselor’s office.  She will be happy to help you register or give you more information. The dates for both exams are listed above. If you are unsure about which exam is best for you, please have them come by the counselor’s office.

*All Student Athletes must register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) if they have a desire to play sports on the collegiate level. Athletes must be registered before they may begin speaking to college recruiters. Please click on the link to begin the registration process.

Link for NCAA information:

NCAA