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College Guidance Program

01  The College Guidance Program at Saint Maur

  • 0101 General Information for High School Students and Parents
  • 0102 The College Admissions Guidance Counseling Team at Saint Maur
  • 0103 Guidance Classes
  • 0104 Parent Orientations
  • 0105 Possible Destinations for College/University
  • 0106 What Counts for College Admission
  • 0107 Criteria for Admission at U.S. Universities and Colleges
  • 0108 Criteria for Admission at Japanese Universities
  • 0109 Criteria for Admission at Canadian Universities
  • 0110 Criteria for Admission at British Universities
  • 0110 Criteria for Admission at Australian Universities
  • 0112 General Schedule of Application Deadlines in Grade 12
  • 0113 College Admissions Testing: SAT Test with Essay and Subject Tests
  • 0114 College Admissions Testing: TOEFL and IELTS Tests
  • 0115 College Admissions Testing: ACT and SAT Tests

02 Advice for Students and Parents in Grades 9 and 10

  • 0201 Top Ten Mistakes for Freshmen
  • 0202 Six Study Skills that lead to Success for 9th and 10th Graders
  • 0203 Results of the PSAT Tests
  • 0204 Extra-Curricular Activities
  • 0205 Advantages of Taking College-Level Courses in High School
  • 0206 How to Make the Best Use of the Summer before Grade 11
  • 0207 Information on Summer Programs

03 Advice for Students and Parents in Grade 11

  • 0301 The College Guidance Class in Grade 11
  • 0302 The Grade 11 Guidance Course Syllabus
  • 0303 College Research by Juniors (during February and March)
  • 0304 Individual Interviews for Juniors (during April and May)
  • 0305 How to Make Best Use of the Summer before Grade 12
  • 0306 Managing the College Application Process
  • 0307 What are Colleges Looking For?
  • 0308 Competitive Universities
  • 0309 What leads to Success at the University Level?
  • 0310 Advice from Admissions Officers for Students
  • 0311 Expert Advice for Students and Parents
  • 0312 Why Colleges Don’t Want “Well-Rounded” Students
  • 0313 Follow Seven Strategies to get into College
  • 0314 A List of Useful Websites
  • 0315 Links to Frequently-Used Websites

04 Advice for Students in Grade 12 (Autumn)

  • 0401 The College Guidance Class in Grade 12
  • 0402 The Guidance 12 Course Syllabus
  • 0403 Timeline to Prepare for College Admission in Grade 12
  • 0404 Components of a University Application
  • 0405 DRMS = Dream, Reach, Match, and Safety
  • 0406 How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
  • 0407 College Choice Overload
  • 0408 Managing the College Application Process
  • 0409 Competitive Universities
  • 0410 How to Choose where to Apply
  • 0411 Ten Rules I Learned when Applying to College
  • 0412 Advice from Admissions Officers for Students
  • 0413 Expert Advice for Students and Parents
  • 0414 Follow Seven Strategies to get into College
  • 0415 Five Tips for a Successful Admissions Interview
  • 0416 What Not to Do

05 Advice for Parents of 12th Graders

  • 0501 Parent Involvement in the College Application Process
  • 0502 Pressure to Excel
  • 0503 Advice for Parents
  • 0504 More Advice for Parents
  • 0505 What Colleges wish Parents would do
  • 0506 Parents: Stop Hovering over your College-Bound Kids
  • 0507 Homesickness

06 Advice for Students in Grade 12 (Spring)

  • 0601 Ten Rules I Learned when Applying to College
  • 0602 A Dean’s Advice to Seniors: Don’t Slack Off
  • 0603 Before They were Famous, They were Rejected
  • 0604 Six Really Important Reasons to tell a College that you’re not Attending
  • 0605 Decision-Making Guide
  • 0606 Next Steps: What to Do After You Choose a College
  • 0607 Seven Things Graduating Seniors Should Know about College

07 Summer Programs

  • 0701 Summer College Tours
  • 0702 Advice about Visits to College Campuses from Current Undergraduates
  • 0703 Summer School Applications
  • 0704 Information on Summer Programs

08 Financial Aid

  • 0801 Financial Aid
  • 0802 Scholarships
  • 0803 The Value of a College Education (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?)
  • 0804 How Much is a Major Worth?
  • 0805 Financial Aid Available for International Undergraduates
  • 0806 Scholarship Sources for International Students

09 Advice on Writing Application Essays or Personal Statements

  • 0901 What's in a College Essay?
  • 0902 Advice on Writing College Application Essays
  • 0903 An Admissions Officer Comments on Application Essays
  • 0904 Essays that Worked
  • 0905 Experience Essays
  • 0906 Reflection Essays
  • 0907 Strict Prompt Essays
  • 0908 Short Response