College Counseling Program

Welcome to College Counseling!

 

Where are Emerson students applying this year?!

 

Now accepting Fall 2016 college visits through RepVisits.com. Colleges and universities, sign up today!

College Counseling Meetings

FALL TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER BREAK
Freshmen *as needed 1 group workshop
Sophomores *as needed 1 group workshop 24 hours of community service
Juniors 1 individual session Weekly college planning      workshop 24 hours of community service or internship
Seniors
2 individual sessions                1 Common App meeting
1 Financial Aid meeting
Weekly college planning workshop
1 individual session
1 group workshop
 pre-college program

*College counseling workshop topics include (but are not limited to) attending college visits, college matching, college essay writing, and College Life 101.

Curriculum

Scheduled college visits

College representatives visit Emerson during the Fall term. Colleges are selected to meet with students who demonstrate specific interest. Student’s or counselor will typically identify a match between the student’s profile and the college’s accepted students profile. All students are welcome to after-school visits. During class, visits are for seniors and invited juniors only (unless given special permission by college counselor and teacher). Please see the calendar posted outside the copy room for an updated schedule. Calendars are also posted throughout the school.

Exams and Practice Exams

The PSAT exam (required of all juniors) is considered practice for the SAT. The PSAT is administered in the Fall by Emerson College Counseling. The AP exam is administered by Emerson College Counseling in the Spring based on interest. The SAT, ACT, and TOEFL are all administered by outside organizations. See appropriate links below.

ACT http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers/

SAT https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/test-center-code-search

TOEFL http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.cgi?test=toefl

Prep for these exams includes completing homework, additional tutoring as needed, and extensive reading. See college counseling for further details on how to prep for standardized testing. Some sites offer free practice.

Curriculum

Family Meetings

In addition to student meetings, college counseling schedules appointments with families to discuss the college application process, college matching, financial aid options, decision letters, visiting colleges, internships, community service and a host of related topics. Families should schedule appointments through email. Students are required to be present at family meetings unless otherwise noted.

 

VIDEOS

College Application: Email and Social Media

Kids Read Mean Tweets

 Additional College Guidance Resources

CTCL: Colleges that Change Lives includes a list of small ro medium-sized liberal arts colleges throughout the Unites States as recommend by author Loren Pope, an education journalist. CTCL has philosophies about education and student well being that are consistent with Emerson philosophies.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. *please note: FAFSA is always FREE. NEVER pay to apply for FAFSA!

College Board: College Board provides online access to college search engines, financial aid information, testing registration and information as well as tips and facts related to the college application process.

Common App: The Common Application hosts a thousand colleges and universities across the Unites States so that students have one universal location to apply to schools.

FastWeb: Scholarship search engine *please note: Scholarships are FREE to apply. NEVER pay for a scholarship application!

Good Call Scholarship Search: Free scholarship search engine. Never pay for a scholarship search or application.

Essay Writing: Strategies to creating a purposeful and personal essay.

Cappex College Tools

Amtrak College Visit Discounts: Amtrak offers discounts for students traveling to visit college campuses. Another helpful way to explore options and find great matches.

Curriculum

 

TRANSCRIPTS

For Transcript Release guidelines and forms please email the main office with questions. Unofficial transcripts are given to families and students for review purposes only. Emerson does not combine transcripts for transfer students. Please be sure Emerson has on file official transcripts from all previously attended high schools. Occasionally, at the request of colleges and universities, families are responsible for providing official transcripts during the college application process as Emerson can furnish only unofficial documents from other high school institutions.

 

Students who have graduated Emerson 1+ school year ago must provide stamped, addressed envelopes for transcripts or submit a processing fee.

Email Ms. Oglesby for clarification.