By Leslie O’Connor, College Counselor

As the new College Counselor at St. Francis, I am excited to begin my first year here and start assisting students in all aspects of the college process. For the August edition of “College Corner” I have included a list of college-related upcoming events, and provided some resources for college planning that I highly recommend. I am happy to answer questions from students and parents of any grade level, so please don’t hesitate to contact me at or 502-736-1012. Read on to see what’s happening in the coming months. 


August 11th – 26th
Late registration for September 8th ACT

August 22nd
Meeting with seniors about college (during school)

August 25th

August 29th
Exploring Educational Excellence (Brown University, Columbia University, Rice University, Cornell University, and University of Chicago) at 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. If you are interested in attending, click here to register.


September 5th
Earlham College Visit  (9:00 a.m.)
New York University Visit (11:30 a.m.)
Meeting with juniors to introduce Naviance database and YouScience aptitude testing (12:15 p.m.- 1:10 p.m.)

September 6th
Berry College Visit (9:00 a.m.)
DePaul University Visit (10:00 a.m.)

September 7th
Registration deadline for October 6th SAT

September 8th
ACT Test
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Fair at Bellarmine University (SuRF Center) from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register online at (Events/Register for National College Fairs).

September 11th
College of Wooster Visit (9:00 a.m.)

September 12th
Savannah College of Art and Design (12:45 p.m.)

September 13th
Financial Aid Night at Walden School for senior parents/students from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Heather Boutell, Director of Financial Aid at Bellarmine University, will review the FAFSA for SFS/Walden parents and students.

September 17th
Meeting with freshmen in Fitness and Health classes to introduce college topics
Senior Parent and Student Night with the College Counselor from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

September 28th
Registration deadline for October 27th ACT

Resources for College Planning



  • Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope
  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni
  • Paying For College Without Going Broke by Kalman Chany