We hope you and your families are staying healthy during these extraordinary and challenging times. Even though we won’t be meeting in person for a while, we wanted to reach out to assure you that we are here to help you with any questions you may have as it relates to your post-secondary planning. To that end, we have a few bits of information we would like to share.
For those of you wanting to make your First or Second Individual Junior meetings, please use the online scheduler to make virtual appointments with Charlie or Karen (offered through Google Meet). Alternatively, please email any of us with specific questions. Below please see some tips from us.
Use this time to research colleges you may be interested in by using their websites and taking virtual tours. Sign up for mailing lists for colleges you are interested in. This can be done by clicking the “request information” link which is usually found on the Admissions Page of their website.
Please make sure to keep Naviance updated with your prospective colleges. We cannot make suggestions if we do not know what you are thinking. If you need guidance on constructing your list, please schedule a time to connect via Google Meet.
ACT and SAT have canceled upcoming dates, including the April 14 SAT Schoolday test. Please check the ACT and CollegeBoard websites, and check for emails from the College Board and/or ACT as they will let you know how to re-schedule your test, without charge, on a later date.
If you haven’t done so already, please fill out the Student Intake form and have your parent(s) fill out the Parent Intake form. These forms are especially helpful to us as we discuss your post-secondary plans with you.
Lastly, here is a checklist for your Spring that includes some tasks we suggest you undertake while you have this time off from school.
And please rest assured that we will reschedule the Rising Senior Check-In and Junior & Parent Evening meeting later this spring/early summer.
College Counseling wishes all of you a healthy and safe break from school, and we look forward to seeing you again in person when school re-opens.
Charlie, Karen & Susanne
Updates for College Visit Travel Planning
We know Spring is often the time of year when our Juniors and Seniors are planning college visits. As you are probably many colleges in the US have moved their classes online, and some colleges are canceling their student visit programs. So if you are planning some visits, we urge you to check in with each college before you finalize your travel.
Please know that if you decide to cancel any visits, this will in no way impact your student's admissibility to the college. In lieu of a visit, there are many ways for students to research a college and also show their interest. In addition to college websites, we recommend the virtual tour website, www.youvisit.com. Another resource includes touching base with Aspen High School alumni who are attending the college to hear about their experiences. Please also feel free to touch base with the Colorado Admissions Reps at the colleges to let them know of your continued interest in their school, despite the fact that you cannot visit, and also sign up for the newsletters on their websites.
For those of you still planning some visits, here is a brief guide to college visits.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES:
April 15 - Rising Senior Check-in | 4 - 4:45 pm | link to Virtual Meeting
April 29 - Final Junior & Parent College Meeting | 5:30 - 7pm | Virtual Meeting
May 15 - 2nd Rising Senior Check-in | 4 -4:45 pm | TBD Seminar Room or Virtual Meeting
August 20 - Senior Boot Camp | 10am - 2pm | Seminar Room
Did you know that Parents may access their child's Naviance account? Please contact Susanne Morrison for your Naviance parent registration code.
Testing Registration SAT (via College Board) and ACT
Fairtest.org's list of test-optional schools
Junior Meeting Scheduler!
Juniors click here to schedule your:
- 1st Individual Junior & Parent Meeting (after Thanksgiving)
- 2nd Individual Junior & Parent Meeting (in the Spring)
- Optional 3rd Individual Meeting
Before your 1st Individual Meeting ...
both students and parents are asked to complete short intake surveys.