• Link to JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING PRESENTATION - Semester 1 (October 17, 2018)

    Link to PREPARING FOR SENIOR YEAR PRESENTATION - Semester 2 (January 2019)

    Mentors 4 College - Applying to Competitive Colleges Event



    1. Are you ready for the ACT?
      1. Testive (link in Naviance)
        • Diagnostic tests, lessons/quizzes, and full length tests
        • FREE!
      2. ACT Prep Classes at PCH
        • Saturday sessions to prepare for October and April ACT dates
        • FREE!
        • Watch for announcements and online registration
    2. Do you have a chosen career path?
      1. Explore Careers & Clusters (careers)
        • Under “Cluster Finder” explore the Career Clusters available.
        • Add at least one career cluster or pathway to your list.
          *If you need to spend more time exploring careers, use the cluster finder survey to help you discover some possibilities.  (careers - cluster finder)
      • Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook
      • Roadtrip Nation!
    3. What is your plan for undertaking the college admissions process?
      1. Game Plan (about me)
        • Complete the Game Plan questionnaire to help us create a strategy for assisting you in achieving your goals for after graduation.
        • When finished, select “Save changes and I am finished”.  You will be able edit later.
    4. What have you done at PCHS or in your community that colleges might want to know about?
      1. Resume (about me)
        *Useful when completing applications and for providing information to your letter writers.
    5. Where do you want to go to college?
      1. College Research (colleges)
        • Use “college search”, "college maps," and/or “SuperMatch college search”.
        • Check out “How You Compare”
        • Review tabs: General Info, Admissions, Financial Aid, Majors and Degrees, Student Life
        • Review links: Visit Website, Overlaps, Graph
          * Add to “Colleges I’m Thinking About”
    6. What else does Family Connection offer?
      1. College visits – see who is coming and sign up to meet with the admissions representative
      2. Scholarship list – look for underclassmen opportunities
      3. National scholarship search – register to see what is available NOW
      4. Enrichment programs – find opportunities for summer experiences


    Need additional assistance?  Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Prange in Counselor, and/or sign up for a free Mentor 4 College!

    Helpful Documents

    Helpful College Planning Websites