COLLEGE COUNSELING AND CAREER GUIDANCE

The counseling department seeks to help students realize their God-given gifts and abilities and to encourage them to flesh out God’s call in their lives academically, socially, and spiritually. Counselors are available to assist students with appropriate course selections for graduation and admission to college as well as to assist them with college selection and scholarships.

Please email a staff member below to request an appointment. 

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Jon Huizinga

Jon Huizinga

Director of College & Career

huizinga@timothychristian.com
Ann Raley

Ann Raley

Registrar

raley@timothychristian.com

Students and parents, we know many of you have been diligently researching colleges, planning college visits, and preparing to take either the ACT or SAT this spring as you continue to plan for your educational future after Timothy Christian.  Now, with our current, unexpected situation due to COVID-19, many, if not all, of these plans have been put on hold. However, this is still an important time for students, especially juniors, to continue to research and prepare for the upcoming college admissions year, which will begin in August and continue through the 2020-2021 school year.  

We wanted to provide and remind you of both new resources you may not have used before and existing resources all Timothy students have access to that will help facilitate your research and planning.  Also, please know that both Mr. Huizinga and Mrs. Raley are available to “meet” during this time of e-learning if you have any questions.

Timothy Christian High School College Planning Guidebook: College Planning Guidebook 19-20

Naviance: https://student.naviance.com/timothychs

If you haven’t used Naviance to begin figuring out your best match colleges, it will be helpful! (Use your TC email and password as your Naviance username and password. You will be required to update your password. We suggest putting your initials at the end of your Timothy password to make it easy for you.) Complete the:

      1. Go to  “About Me” and do “My Assessments” and complete all three assessments.
      2. In “About Me” also go into “My Stuff” and then “My Surveys” and look for “Game Plan” on the left side.
      3. Start researching with College Supermatch and “heart” the colleges you want to explore further. You can start adding to your “Colleges I’m thinking about” list, which then can become your “Colleges I’m applying to” list later. 

Virtual College Admission Events and Campus Tours: While you won’t be able to physically visit most, if not all, college campuses in the near future, many colleges and universities have virtual tours that can be a great alternative.  Also, many schools are putting together virtual admissions events and presentations. Check out the links below for these helpful opportunities.  

      1. Campus Reel: www.campusreel.org
      2. YouVisit: https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/
      3. Campus Tours: https://www.campustours.com/
      4. College Admissions Events: Virtual admission events
      5. Financial Aid Webinars: College Financial Aid Webinar  

SAT and ACT Information: All upcoming ACT and SAT test administrations have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.  The scheduled April 4 administration of the ACT has been moved to a tentative date of June 13. All registered students will receive an email from ACT in the coming week with detailed information regarding this change.  The College Board has cancelled its May 2 administration of the SAT and will share additional information in the near future with all students who were registered for both the March 14 and May 2 testing dates.

To stay up to date on the latest information regarding the SAT and ACT, visit the respective links below.  We will do our best to continue to keep you updated as well.

      1. SAT: https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters
      2. ACT: https://www.act.org/

AP Testing: College Board’s March 20 update: apstudents.collegeboard.org The full exam schedule, specific free–response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing information will be available by April 3 at the above link. Meanwhile, your TCHS (and Sevenstar) teachers will be working to prepare you for these upcoming exams. If you have AP questions unrelated to the actual course content, please contact Mrs. Raley.

We hope you find these resources informative and helpful as you continue through this process.  As always, please let us know how else we can help!