Special College/University Meetings

In addition to our regular college representative meetings, Bishop Chatard will be hosting special meetings in the next few weeks. Please see the details below for additional information:

  • Monday, September 17Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program through the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. The Managing Director of the program will be presenting at Bishop Chatard during homeroom (11:00 am ). Eligible juniors and seniors were invited to attend. According to the program website, “We are looking for leaders, self-motivators, innovative and disciplined students to add to our historic legacy.  If you have an interest in owning your own business, becoming a successful businesswoman or businessman, or even pursuing a career in law, medicine, or healthcare, BOP is for you!”
  • Thursday, September 20; Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University (1:10 pm). Purdue Polytechnic programs combine innovative learning methods, real-world experiences and industry partnerships. When you graduate, you will be uniquely qualified for technology-driven careers, even those that haven’t been created yet. Please contact Mrs. Nixon to RSVP.
  • Thursday, October 11; Marian University On-site Admissions Day. We will host representatives from Marian who will meet with students, review applications, and communicate same day admissions decisions. Please complete your Marian application through Common Application or the Marian University Online Application by October 8 and sign up for a time slot by October 9. Slots are limited; reserve now. Please contact Mrs. Nixon with questions.
  • Monday, October 15; Marian University Klipsch Educators College. Dr. Leon Jackson, Director of Special Projects with the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, will be providing a homeroom information session to students who are interested in changing the world and learning about one of the most innovative teacher preparation programs in Indiana and the nation. Please contact Mrs. Nixon to RSVP.

College Rep Meetings 2018-19

We are excited to host college reps at Bishop Chatard for the next few months. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to attend the meetings. Our policy for college rep meetings is:

  • You must sign up for a visit in advance to attend the session.
  • Each student is allowed to participate in up to eight meetings.
  • You are responsible to make up any work missed.
  • You are not to miss a test, mandatory presentation, important quiz, etc., for a college meeting. If you are not sure what will take place in class on the day of the visit, be proactive and check with the teacher the day before or the morning of the meeting to see if it is acceptable for you to miss class.
  • You will go directly to the meeting room rather than reporting to class first. Attendance will be taken. You must be in the designated room or area of the meeting prior to the ringing of the bell or you will be marked tardy for that period’s class.
  • College meetings that take place during homeroom take up the entire period. You will not be released from the meeting room for any reason.
  • College meetings that take place during a class period will typically end well in advance of the end of the period; you will be given a pass to return to class promptly.
  • The Guidance Office reserves the right to remove you from the college meeting if your academic profile does not match the admission standards of the school or if your actions do not meet the desired expectations for our students.

Why do we have college meetings?

  • Many colleges track students’ demonstrated interest. (If a student shows up at the high school meeting, it goes into the application record and can help chances of admission or scholarship. It is a reality of the admissions process these days.)
  • This is a great chance for you to find out whether schools are a good fit for your academic statistics (GPA and test scores) and desired majors.
  • These meetings help to make you aware of deadlines, special scholarships, and important information regarding your applications to your top choice schools.
  • You will be able to expand your horizons to hear about some schools that you may not have previously considered.

To register:

  • Log in to Naviance Student. (Use your student number without @bishopchatard.org and your regular BCHS password.)
  • Scroll down to “What’s New.”
  • Click on “Show More.”
  • Click on the college name for the meeting you want to attend.
  • Click on “Register” over to the right.
  • You will not receive a pass for the meeting. Attendance will be taken when the bell rings. Meeting locations and room numbers can also be found on the Student Activities calendar on the BCHS website.
  • View the college rep meeting schedule.

 

2018-19 College Fairs

Mark your calendars for the 2018-19 college fairs:

  • Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm:   Hamilton County College Fair at Fishers High School
  • Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Indy Westside College Fair at Ben Davis High School
  • Thursday, September 20, 9:00 am -12:00 pm, 6:00-8:00 pm: NACAC Indianapolis College Fair at Indiana Convention Center https://www.nacacfairs.org/indianapolis
  • Friday, September 21, 8:00 – 9:00 am: Jesuit Excellence Tour during third period
  • Thursday, October 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: 39th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities College Fair Program at Crispus Attucks High School http://www.ibacindy.com/contact.html
  • Tuesday, October 23, 7:00-9:00 pm: NACAC Indianapolis National Visual & Performing Arts Fair at Butler University nacacfairs.org/pva-indianapolis
  • Monday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Greater Indianapolis Southside Fair at University of Indianapolis
  • (tentative) Tuesday, March 12, time TBD: Northeast Indianapolis College Fair at Lawrence Central
  • Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair at Grand Park