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 LOConnor@StFrancisSchool.org or 502-736-1012. Read on to see what’s happening in the coming months.
August 11th – 26th
Late registration for September 8th ACT
Meeting with seniors about college (during school)
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.
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.)
Berry College Visit (9:00 a.m.)
DePaul University Visit (10:00 a.m.)
Registration deadline for October 6th SAT
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 www.nacac.net.org (Events/Register for National College Fairs).
College of Wooster Visit (9:00 a.m.)
Savannah College of Art and Design (12:45 p.m.)
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.
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.
Registration deadline for October 27th ACT
Resources for College Planning
- College Board (BigFuture)
- FAFSA.gov (financial aid)
- Edvisors (financial planning)
- Cappex (scholarships)
- FastWeb (scholarships)
- 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