College Planning

Senior Night with College Counseling
On Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m., College Counseling will host our annual senior night program, in-person in Walton Auditorium. The team will discuss the application process, timeline, and expectations. This program is required for seniors. Parents/guardians of seniors are strongly encouraged to attend the session; it will be live-streamed and recorded for those who cannot be present.

Senior Meetings
By Friday, September 15, seniors must schedule an individual meeting with their college counselor to discuss their application process. These meetings continue throughout senior year.

College Representative Visits
Representatives from dozens of colleges and universities will meet with seniors this fall, both virtually and in-person between September 11 and November 3. Juniors are welcome to attend the sessions if they have no other obligations at that time. More information is forthcoming.

Financial Aid Programs
College Counseling will host a virtual “Paying for College: What You Need to Know” program on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.; link to follow.

All seniors and families planning to apply for financial aid are encouraged to attend both programs. Seniors and families should begin completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile on October 1. More information is available here and here. Students and families should speak with their college counselor about their individual financial aid process.

The Testing Landscape
College Counseling will host a virtual presentation led by Compass Education Group on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. Juniors, seniors, and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to learn more about the current landscape of standardized testing in the college admissions process.

PSAT for Juniors
All juniors will take the PSAT at George School on Friday, October 20. College Counseling will register students automatically.

Practice PSAT for Sophomores
All sophomores will take a full-length practice PSAT on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Details to follow.