With only a couple of weeks of summer break remaining, it’s time for our rising seniors to finalize each item on their Summer Checklist. It is crucial that everyone arrives back at school having completed their summer “homework”, so that the fall can be as positive and productive as possible. Some of these bear noting here: Thoroughly… Continue reading IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!
This past Tuesday, the College Counseling team–led by Mr. Shawn Rousseau–gave a presentation to our 5th formers on the process of developing their personal essays that will form an important part of their college applications. While we don’t expect our juniors to begin working on their essays until this summer, this presentation hopefully served as… Continue reading 5th FORMERS’ ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP
On Monday, November 12, Mr. Joel Ontiveros, the Regional Admissions Representative for the University of California at Santa Cruz (and formerly a representative for UCLA) led a session open to all of our seniors interested in applying to any of the nine UC campuses. The UC system uses its own application, and students may use… Continue reading UC APPLICATION REVIEW SESSION
On the night before classes resumed for the year, our 6th formers and post-graduates met with our college counseling team to kickstart the fall. Attached below are the documents we handed out (a checklist of important items to complete during September, and a sheet with important information you may need in order to complete your applications).… Continue reading 6th FORM OPENING MEETING
The turning of the calendar to August may mean we still have a few weeks before the opening of school, but it also means it’s time for our rising seniors to redirect their attention back to the Summer Checklist. It is crucial that everyone arrives back at school having completed their summer “homework”, so that the fall… Continue reading IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!
Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common… Continue reading STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH
This recent article from US News and World Report reviewed all the basics about the Common Application, which is the platform offered by the great majority of colleges and universities. Rising seniors may find it helpful as they prepare their Common App accounts over the summer.