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College Counseling

Search Counseling:

Dec 01: Priority date for filing your FAFSA.

Students must file in order to be eligible for both Indiana and Federal Student Aid.


Dec 07: SAT Test is hosted at Bishop Chatard


Dec 14: ACT Test Date


Feb 08: ACT Test Date


Mar 09: Greater Indianapolis Southside Fair

6:30-8:00 PM, University of Indianapolis


Mar 10: Northeast Indianapolis College Fair

6:30 – 8:00 PM, Lawrence North High School


Mar 14: SAT Test is hosted at Bishop Chatard


Apr 04: ACT Test Date


May 01: National College Decision Day

You must submit a deposit to your school of choice to hold your spot in the incoming class.


May 02: SAT Test is hosted at Bishop Chatard


May 14: Baccalaureate Mass, 6:30 p.m.


May 17: Commencement for the Class of 2020, 2:30 p.m.


Jun 13: ACT Test Date


Jul 18: ACT Test Date


Future College Reps Visits to BCHS will be displayed here as they are scheduled. Check back!

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 list of 2019/2020 College Fairs

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

View College Fair Tips

 

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.

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 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.

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