ATTENTION SENIORS - College fair information can be found here
Counselors meet with seniors in the early fall to discuss life after ConVal. During these meetings counselors will make sure all of the graduation requirements are being met and talk more about what kinds of options are available upon graduation. They can include (but are not limited to):
- 4-year College or University
- 2-year Community College
- Job Corps
This flowchart outlines the steps students need to take for planning purposes.
Applying to college
Applying to college can be an overwhelming experience especially if you're not prepared. Collegeboard and the NHHEAF Organization are great places to start your college planning process. There, you will find lots of resources about the SATs, individual college information, financial aid, advanced placement, etc.
There are a number of steps involved in applying to college:
- Meet with your counselor early fall.
- Complete the senior profile form and review guidelines for applying to college.
- Sign up and take the SAT and/or ACT.
- Create an account on commonapp.org and invite your counselor. This way, counselors will be able to see which schools you are interested in and we can complete your secondary school report.
- Narrow down the schools you want to apply to (students average anywhere from 3-5 schools).
- Figure out what teacher(s) you will ask to write you a recommendation. Speak with them and invite them to upload their recommendation through the common app.
- Start completing applications on the common app and make sure your hitting deadlines.
- Keep your counselor in the loop. Some schools may not use the common app and we will have to send your transcript through the mail (or other ways electronically). If this is the case, you must fill out a transcript request form.
- Send your SAT or ACT scores through collegeboard.org or act.org. Conval does not include scores on transcripts so it must be done through these organizations.