College visits, send in applications, assessments, etc.
- Continue to examine your abilities, interests, strength, hobbies, etc. Your counselor has your ability test results.
- Try to relate these interests to careers or college majors. If you have not done so, see your guidance counselor to start setting up plans to visit colleges, checking out schools and majors, and to answer questions you may have. If you are not sure of your major or career interest, think about taking another interest test. Several inventories are available through Naviance. Consider the factors in choosing a college: location, size, expense, etc. Narrow your college choices to three or four schools.
- Sign-up on Naviance to visit with college representatives who come to Borgia. Check the College calendar outside the Counseling Office or on Naviance. Also watch for college representatives and other important announcements on our Facebook page (St. Francis Borgia RHS College Counseling) and Twitter page (@BorgiaCounselor).
- Arrange to visit colleges, tech schools, etc. We encourage using your free days for college visits.
- Register to take (or re-take) the ACT. If you have not taken the ACT and plan to attend a 4-year college, the September or October test dates are recommended. If you are re-taking the ACT, some colleges and scholarship committees require ACT scores before the December test date. Reference the schools you are interested in, to determine whether ACT plus writing is necessary. Also, if you have scored a 27 or higher on the ACT, retaking the test at every opportunity could qualify you for the Bright Flight (score of 31 or higher) Scholarship. Students planning to attend a 2-year college may choose to wait to take the December test. See the ACT dates for this year on the Counseling Bulletin Board. Check with colleges to see the last ACT date that scores will be accepted for scholarship consideration.
- Create a resume of your activities, awards, and accomplishments on Naviance. Your English teacher gave this information to you.
- Start sending in applications to the schools you are most interested in. Make sure you check each school’s scholarship deadlines. Allow at least one week for recommendation letters.
- Fine Arts students need to audition or present a portfolio. Start keeping your best work if you have not done so.