Please Mark Your Calendars!  Here are the College Counseling Program Dates for 2021-2022

Upper School families, please see below for a summary of college counseling program dates for the upcoming school year. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Sarah Hogan, Director of College Counseling & Alumni Engagement. 

Evening Programs (all programs at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall)

September 8, 2021 – College Planning Night for Senior Parents (Seniors will have an in-class session with College Counseling to review next steps in the college application process)

November 16, 2021 – College Planning Night for Juniors and Parents (keynote address by a guest Dean of Admissions from a Top 50 Liberal Arts College)

December 7, 2021 – College Financial Aid and College Entrance Testing Info. Night

March 9, 2022 – College Planning Night for Sophomore Parents

May 11, 2022 – College Planning Night for Freshman Parents 

College Conversations (all programs at 8:45 a.m. via Google Meet for US parents)

October 7, 2021 – Introduction to the College Search/Parent Use of Naviance Student

November 9, 2021 – Tips on College Campus Visits/Summer Programs on College Campuses

January 20, 2022 – College Financial Planning with Thrivent Financial Representative(s)

February 24, 2022 – A Deeper Look at College Entrance Testing

April 13, 2022 – College Outcomes/Selective Admission Discussion

College Entrance Testing Dates and Prep Opportunities

September 11, 2021 – National ACT Testing Date (PA serves as a test site, register via ACT)

October 13, 2021 – ERB/PSAT School Day Testing (9th Grade-ERB, 10th/11th Grades-PSAT)

October 16, 2021 – Free Practice ACT for Juniors (At PA via Breakaway Test Prep)

November 6, 2021 – Fall ACT Prep Course begins (At PA via Breakaway-11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4)

December 11, 2021 – National ACT Testing Date (PA serves as a test site, register via ACT)

January 8, 2022 – Winter ACT Prep Course begins (At PA via Breakaway -1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29)

February 12, 2022 – National ACT Testing Date (PA serves as a test site, register via ACT)

April 9, 2022 – Free Practice ACT for Sophomores (At PA via Breakaway Test Prep)

May 2-13, 2022 – AP Testing (register via PA in the fall)

June 2, 2022 – College Book Awards/Recognitions Ceremony (Junior Class – Activity Period)

June 11, 2022 – National ACT Testing Date (PA serves as a test site, register via ACT)

Additional Programs

October 9, 2021 – Fall Essay Workshop for Seniors (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

October 13, 2021 – College Application Work Time for Seniors (during ERB/PSAT testing)

November 3, 2021 – Sponsored bus trip to University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (visit to include both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses as well as the Anselm House Christian student ministry)

January 5, 2022 – PA Alumni Home From College Panel (all US students and parents invited)

April 6, 2022 – College Day (all Grades 9-11 students participate, all US parents invited)

August 1-4, 2022 – College Application Workshop (a.k.a “Bootcamp” for PA Seniors only)

Members of the Senior class will be invited to schedule their Fall college meeting with their respective counselor via Mrs. Hogan’s appointment calendar or Mrs. Von Bank’s appointment calendar

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