Resources & Events

Winter and Spring 2020

January 7, 2020
Junior College Counseling Kick-Off
7:00-8:00 p.m.,  Franklin Theater
Join the college counseling team to start the process for juniors. Juniors will receive their weekly college counseling assignments at this meeting as well as learn how to sign into the web-based platform that the College Counseling office uses throughout the application process.

March 30, 2020
Pre-ACT for sophomores
(during the school day)
This is a practice version of the ACT designed for students in the spring of the sophomore year. It allows students to gain experience with standardized testing while also familiarizing them with the content and format of the ACT, one of the two major college entrance exams used throughout the United States. (Waynflete sophomores do NOT need to sign up for the Pre-ACT. The College Counseling Office has ordered enough exams for all current sophomores. Pre-ACT scores are not released to colleges and are not part of the application process.) 

April 1, 2020
College Case Studies for Junior Parents
7:00-8:00 p.m., Student Center
The College Counseling Office invites the parents of current juniors to join admissions officers from three highly selective institutions to gain insights into the college reading process. Parents will read completed applications and then under the guidance of a college admissions professional, decide whether to "admit, refuse, or waitlist" in the manner of an admissions.

April 14, 2020
PSAT10 for sophomores
(during the school day)
Also a practice test designed for students in the spring of their sophomore year, the PSAT10 is identical in length with similar content to the PSAT. Taking the PSAT10 allows students to gain more experience with standardized testing while providing an introduction to the content and format of the SAT. (Waynfelte sophomores do NOT need to sign up for the PSAT10. The College Counseling Office has ordered enough exams for all current sophomores. PSAT10 scores are not released to colleges and not part of the application process.) 

April 28, 2020
College Financial Aid Introduction for Junior Families
7:00-8:00 p.m., Student Center
Mike Bartini, Director of Student Aid at Bowdoin, will present the ins and outs of the financial aid process.committee. (Juniors will be doing a similar exercise in their college counseling classes.) 

May 2, 2020
SAT offered at Waynflete
(sign up by April 3, 2020)
Juniors will need to sign up for the SAT via the College Board. The College Counseling Office will remind students, but we CANNOT sign students up for the test. They need to do so through their College Board accounts and will need to have a credit card to pay for the test.

 


 

Fall 2019

September 11, 2019
Overview of the College Counseling Program for Seniors
7:00 p.m. (Franklin Theater)

Seniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an evening to review the College Counseling program. The program will begin directly following the Grade 12 Parent Potluck at Boulos House. Emily and John will provide an overview of their approach for seniors in the throes of the college application process. Topics will include a review of standardized testing options, creating the final list, different application deadlines, who is responsible for submitting what credentials, and more. Seniors will also receive their weekly college counseling schedule. 

John & Emily will host a pizza party for seniors starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Emery Student Center prior to the program in Franklin Theater. Students should RSVP to either John (jthurston@waynflete.org) or Emily (ebirchby@waynflete.org) so that they know how much food to order.

OCTOBER 2, 2019
Overview of the Financial Aid Process for Senior Parents 
7:00 p.m. (Emery Student Center)

Parents of seniors are encouraged to attend an evening to review the college financial aid application process and have their questions answered by Mike Bartini, Director of Student Aid at Bowdoin College. John and Emily will also be on hand to help answer questions

OCTOBER 7, 2019
Overview of the College Counseling Program for Juniors
7:00 p.m. (Franklin Theater)

Juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an evening for an introduction to the College Counseling program. Emily and John will provide an overview of their approach for juniors beginning the college application process. Topics will include a review of standardized testing dates, researching potential colleges, different application deadlines, who is responsible for submitting what credentials, and more. 

NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Overview of the College Counseling Program for Sophomore Parents
7:00 p.m. (Franklin Theater)

Sophomore parents are encouraged to attend an evening for an introduction to the College Counseling program. Emily and John will provide an overview of their approach to the college application process. Topics will include spring standardized testing, beginning to explore potential colleges, and an overview of timing. 

John and Emily will host a pizza party for sophomores starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Emery Student Center prior to the program in Franklin Theater. Sophomores are welcome to stay and attend the informational session with their parents. Students should RSVP to either John (jthurston@waynflete.org) or Emily (ebirchby@waynflete.org) so that they know how much food to order.

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