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College Counseling Information

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.pdf

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 TC password to make it easy for you.)
Complete the:

        • Go to  “About Me” and do “My Assessments” and complete all three assessments.
        • In “About Me” also go into “My Stuff” and then “My Surveys” and look for “Game Plan” on the left side.
        • 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 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.  Please visit the 3 sites below to find schools you are currently researching. 

      1. Campus Reel: www.campusreel.org
      2. YouVisit: https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/
      3. Campus Tours: https://www.campustours.com/

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

AP Testing: College Board has not yet made any announcements regarding AP testing originally slated for May 2020.  We will keep you updated as information is made public.

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!

 

 

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