The College Process

The College Counseling Office helps guide students through every facet of the college search process, including research, visiting college campuses, writing application essays, and navigating financial aid. Students meet one-on-one and in courses designed to empower students to navigate the process in all aspects confidently.

This class in the third trimester of junior year covers a broad spectrum of the college process, such as college search and admission language and acronym, financial aid, learning how to estimate predictability of admission, writing a compelling personal statement and the emphasis Mr. Morro places on your best college fit.

Additionally, the components of the college admission process including standardized testing, teacher and counselor letters of recommendation, review of the high school transcript, the campus visit, more on financial aid and scholarships, tips for working with your college counselor, resumes, tips for making the most of a campus visitation, and the college interview.

This class in the first trimester of senior year is a continuation of junior seminar. Senior Interview provides an opportunity to explain the complexities of the college application process, especially in a unique environment. Senior Interview begins with students linking their Common Application and Naviance accounts. Class discussions are focused on topics including test-optional policies, understanding the college application timeline, self-advocacy and professional interactions, ways to best utilize in-person and virtual visit opportunities, and understanding financial aid. Class conversations also centered around assigned readings from the Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Conversation, and other current event readings to the college application process.

Seniors are expected to participate in two evening presentations—one on the FAFSA and a panel discussion on The College Admission and Application Process.