At the beginning of senior year each student makes an appointment with the director of college counseling to discuss summer visits and interviews, to define more clearly goals and aspirations for college, and to plan the busy year ahead. The student should have at least one application filled out by this time, especially the personal essay.
We start with a group meeting but individual conferences must occur regularly to ensure that we are moving forward. Each student must keep a record of visits, interviews, SAT and ACT test registration numbers, check numbers, and dates. There is a great deal of paperwork involved in college admissions procedures, and orderly record keeping is crucial.