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Oct 28 2020, Wednesday

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.

Due to covid concerns, many college fairs have switched to a virtual format.
View a list of college fairs through the National Association of College Admission Counselors.

The Indiana Association of College Admission Counselors is hosting a Virtual College Exploration Program with sessions running from October 5-22. Registration will open around September 8; the link will be available soon.

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.

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