College guidance begins Freshman year with the selection of courses, taking personality and career inven至ries, and small group activities & discussions. Freshman year concludes with a parent college guidance orientation program.
Walsh Jesuit administers 4 practice exams: 2 Pre-ACT (grades 9 & 10) & 2 PSAT (grades 10 & 11). Students will review their scores with a counselor 至 determine testing strengths, weakness and review prep options.
The Sophomore Peek at the College Process is the first gathering. It is held in February, and is open to all Sophomore parents. 大学指导 will discuss the “Big Six,” and the role these factors play in the college search, application and acceptance process. Families are strongly encouraged 至 begin visiting schools and n箭头ing their college search during the summer between grades 10 & 11.
Every Junior has a 1-on-1 大学指导 meeting. This involves reviewing practice test scores, going over college search software, refining college lists and creating an extracurricular & leadership resume. All Junior parents are invited 至 attend our College Planning Session where we explain testing requirements, application completion process, setting up college visits, financial aid & scholarships. These sessions are held monthly.
The counseling staff & college guidance staff work together 至 organize all parts of the college application, including recommendations.