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Counseling Timeline


At Gwynedd Mercy Academy students are encouraged to reach out to their college counselor at any time with college related questions. During junior year, students will start meeting individually with their college counselor and attend monthly college advisory sessions. Students will work closely with their college counselor to devise a standardized testing plan, start an individualized college search, build a college list, draft personal essays and submit applications.

Each fall, College Counseling hosts over 80 college admissions representatives who meet with our students. Additionally, there are a number of evening programs during the academic year, each appropriate for a specific grade-level.

 

Freshman

Welcome to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School!

This is an exciting time full of new classes, extracurriculars, service opportunities, friends and teachers. Explore everything and see what appeals to you. Focus on getting good grades and ask for help early. Challenge yourself to try something new and get involved with the school community.

Sophomore

* October
           PSAT

* April/May
          College Fair
          Standardized Testing Evening Parent Program

* Summer
          Start to tour colleges and universities

Junior

September
* Monthly college advisory class begins
* Meetings with college representatives visiting GMAHS

October
* PSAT
* Financial Aid Night (in partnership with La Salle, GMAHS, the Mount)

December
* Practice-ACT

January
* College Kickoff Night
* Individual student meetings with college counselor

February
* Most students will sit for first ACT in spring of junior year

March/April
* Family meetings with college counselor
* Most students will sit for first SAT in spring of junior year

Spring Break
* This is a great time to visit college campuses

April
* College Fair
* Mock interviews with college admissions representatives

May
* AP Tests
* Request teacher recommendations

Summer
* Visit college campuses (interview if available)
* Consider shadowing someone in career field of interest, a summer job or other enrichment experience

Senior

September
* Grade 12 College Night
* Individual meetings with college counselors throughout the fall
* Meetings with college representatives visiting GMAHS
* Continue working on college applications and essays

October
* Financial aid applications
* Financial Aid Night (in partnership with La Salle, GMAHS, the Mount)
* Students send test scores to colleges in advance of posted deadlines

November
* Early Decision/Early Action applications are due

December
* College list finalized

March/April
* All colleges notify students of decisions by April 1

May
* National deposit deadline, May 1
* AP Exams

June
* Final transcript sent

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