Mrs. Nixon and students discussing college information

College Counseling

Search Counseling:

Aug 27: SAT Test

Register by July 29; Late Registration deadline is Aug. 16


Aug 30: Virtual Evening with IU and Purdue

Join a virtual meeting with IU Bloomington and Purdue, West Lafayette, at this evening, graciously shared with the International School of Indiana.
Families can join the 6-7:00 p.m. virtual meeting at this address:
Open Zoom
Passcode is Boilers


Sep 10: ACT Test

Register by Aug. 5. Late registration deadline is Aug. 19.


Sep 14: Indy Westside College Fair

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Ben Davis High School


Sep 15: Hamilton County College Fair

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Southeastern High School


Sep 22: NAcAC National Conference

Register for this virtual event at www.nacacconference.org.


Sep 23: NACAC National Conference

Register for this virtual event at www.nacacconference.org.


Sep 24: NACAC National Conference

Register for this virtual event at www.nacacconference.org.


Sep 27: Greater Indianapolis Metropolitan College Fair

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at IUPUI


Oct 01: SAT Test

Register for the test by Sept. 2. Late registration deadline is Sept. 20.


Oct 22: ACT Test

Register for the test by Sept. 16. Late registration deadline is Sept. 30.


Nov 05: SAT Test

Register for the test by Oct. 7. Late registration deadline is Oct. 25


Dec 03: SAT Test

Register for the test by Nov. 3. Late registration deadline is Nov. 22.


Dec 10: ACT Test

Register for the test by Nov. 4. Late registration deadline is Nov. 11


Feb 11: ACT Test

Register for the test by Jan. 6. Late registration deadline is Jan. 20


Mar 11: SAT Test hosted at BCHS

Register for the test by Feb. 10. Late registration deadline is Feb. 28.


Mar 13: Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Grand Park Event Center, Westfield.


Mar 14: Greater Indianapolis Southside College Fair

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at University of Indianapolis


Mar 15: Northeast Indianapolis College Fair

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence North High School


Apr 15: ACT Test

Register for the test by March 10. Late registration deadline is March 24.


May 06: SAT Test

Register for the test by April 7. Late registration deadline is April 25.


Jun 03: SAT Test

Register by May 4. Late registration deadline is May 23.


Jun 10: ACT Test

Register for the test by May 5. Late registration deadline is May 19.


Jul 15: ACT Test

Register for the test by June 16. Late registration deadline is June 23.


As a senior, where should I look for information?

For the dates of BCHS events during your senior year, general BCHS senior questions and announcements, always check www.bishopchatard.org/seniors, commonly referred to as the ‘Senior Page’ on the main website. This also contains a ‘College’ section, with BCHS specific timeline and procedures.

For general college information, college tests, career information, questions and other opportunities, such as College Rep Visits and Open Houses, you are at the right place! This website will post these and other information as they become available.

How can I get quick information about college items?

A really good way to view upcoming and new items is to follow Mrs. Nixon’s and the College Counseling twitter, @BCHSCollege. Mrs. Nixon tweets on many topics, some not found on this website. Of course, checking this website will help you find college, career and scholarship topics too, many not found in her tweets.

How can I start thinking about which college to attend?

Here is one suggestion from Ruth P., from Louisville U.:

I made 4 lists that were the backbone of my search. The first contained my extracurricular activities, skills/abilities, leadership roles, community service, honors/talents and awards. The second held potential effective recommenders. The third consisted of scholarships that I qualified to apply for, based on my ACT score and GPA. And, finally, the fourth, a list of colleges that fit my intended major.

I turned the first list into a resume, the second into actual recommendations, the third into applications that I filled and submitted, and the fourth into colleges that I applied to, based on my intended program/major.

After getting accepted into my college choices, I then made the decisions considering “location, tuition, advantage of my intended program/major, involvement opportunities.”

Taylor Keasey, BCHS Class of 2016, offers her advice:

  1. Take the SAT/ACT early, beginning in your junior year, and often, to get the best score.
  2. Make sure you let your parents help you. This is a new beginning for them too. They are there to help and are more than willing.
  3. Take a deep breath and take it one thing at a time.

College Fairs: when are they, do you have any tips?

College Fairs are events where students of any grade can get acquainted with the multiple colleges at the fair in one evening or afternoon. BCHS posts College Fair information we receive during the school year.

View 2021-22 College Fair Schedule

We recommend this article from the University of Colorado for tips and top questions to ask at a college fair.

View College Fair Tips

View Episode #10 in our Trojan College Counseling Video.

View all FAQs