As the culminating year of college preparation, seniors are challenged on many fronts. Some are taking their most demanding course load and they are moving through the final stage of the college search process as they finish their standardized testing and completing their college applications. Starting in August, we conduct meetings between college counselors and senior families to iron out a final list of colleges to which a student will apply. There will be two Senior Application Workshops in August to help foster this process and clarify the application cycles: "Early Decision," "Early Action," "Single-Choice Early Action," "Regular," and "Rolling" applications.
In the Fall, more than 250 on-campus visits from college representatives occur during the lunch periods. These are tremendous opportunities to get a brief overview of a specific school or to get questions answered by an expert of that college. The calendar of visits is on the College Counseling home page and the college tab of Family Connection.
All early applications need to be submitted by Nov 1st. Regular decision applications need to be submitted by the deadline date and students are encouraged to complete applications by November 30. The College Counseling Office electronically submits the bulk load of applications materials through October and November. Mid-Year Reports are sent to the colleges in mid-January. Decision letters are usually mailed by colleges during the end of March and students submit their enrollment deposit May 1st.
The commencement ceremony each year marks the culmination of a senior's Saint Ignatius career. Final transcripts are sent to the colleges where seniors plan to matriculate. The college process is now officially complete.