Class of 2021 and parents,
Welcome to your senior year! I am looking forward to working with each of you as you get closer to taking the next step toward your adult goals. I am here to support you every step of the way as you explore your options post high school. As a college preparatory high school, this information is geared largely toward four year universities/colleges. If you have other goals, that’s absolutely fine. Please let me know I will prepare information tailored to your needs.
Please thoroughly read the attached newsletter which is a guide to the college admissions process customized for the SJPII Class of 2021. It should answer a lot of your questions. With the world in a state of uncertainty right now, the best thing to do is to plan ahead and get as much of your college application process done as soon as possible so that we can adapt and pivot as COVID requires. I will keep you updated of changes to deadlines, etc. as information becomes available.
Please also see the attached invitation for a Common App Bootcamp which I am hosting on Zoom next Monday night. In this Zoom session, I’ll walk you through the Common App question by question, after which you should be able to easily complete the Common App. I STRONGLY encourage students to attend. I’ll send the Zoom link once I receive an email RSVP from you indicating that you will attend.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you very soon! Please let me know if you have questions after you have read both attachments.
Senior To Do List:
1) Signup for fall test date (or 2) ACT/SAT if you have not already done so!
2) Draft college essay
3) Prepare for August 1 Common App release (see attached invite to Common App Bootcamp next week!) Create the Common App account
4) Update service hours in x2Vol.com
5) Create a SCOIR account (I have sent several invites but they expire in 24 hours. Let me know when you’re ready and I’ll resend)
6) Check email daily. Open all emails from colleges that interest you. Colleges track this. Unopened = you’re not interested in that school.
7) Use the same personal email account for Common App, SSAR, and all things college related. It should sound professional like firstname.lastname@example.org
8) Clean up and make all social media accounts private. (all content should always be appropriate for your grandmother’s eyes anyway)
9) Check your transcript to make sure it is accurate