Go Beyond Boundaries: Live Courageously
Our College and Career Counseling Center is ready to help students take their next step after graduation. Counselors help students with appropriate course selections for graduation, finding scholarships for college, as well as guide students through the college selection process.
The counseling department hosts college planning workshops, conducts class presentations that take students through career interest inventories, and schedules individual student meetings beginning in the student’s freshman year. All high school students have an Naviance account, which is a web-based college and career planning platform to create college lists and search for careers.
Sureya Alex, a junior, interviewed three experts on athletic scholarships: Jon Huizinga, Timothy Christian’s Director of College and Career, Jack LeGrand, Director of Timothy Christian Athletics, and Bill DeRuiter, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Trinity Christian College. Here are their thoughts and advice.
For many high schoolers and their parents, the words “college admissions process” are the three most overwhelming words in the English language. Speaking as a junior in high school who has actually spent a lot of time researching colleges and admissions, I can attest to the fact that the whole affair is Byzantine at best.
The college search process can feel daunting. When should you start looking at colleges? What are college admission counselors looking for in an applicant? What can a student expect in a college interview? We asked admissions counselors from Grand Canyon University in Arizona and Lake Forest College in Illinois to find out.
Starting as early as freshman year, you will be asked a thousand times where you think you’ll go for college. If you’re like me, the answer to this question will change many times, too. I was ahead of the game for my major. I knew exactly what I wanted to major in, and I was sure I knew what type of college I wanted to attend — a small Christian college that was close to home.