The College Process with CPS

The journey to college may seem confusing, but here at CPS, we have deconstructed the complex path to the college of your child's dreams and offer services to help your family navigate that process!

 

Freshman/sophomore year

Summer after Freshman year (*athletic/academic merit minded)

  • Take a practice ACT/SAT or a diagnostic test
  • Family consultation
  • Week long intro camp: 15 hours of prep  
  • Target a June - February national test

Fall:

  • Family consultations
  • Timeline
  • Send athletic bio's
  • Begin college visits small vs large
  • Liberal arts vs state schools (DI, DII,DIII, NAIA) *Super Score schools

Spring:

  • Introductory ACT/SAT test
  • Academic advising
  • Summer week-long ACT/SAT strategy camps

Junior year

Fall:

  • 5 week ACT/SAT review classes
  • Track composite and super score (ACT) or score choice (SAT)
  • Career assessment 
  • College visits
  • Networking with department head of potential colleges
  • Network with college admission counselor 

Spring:

  • Finish ACT/SAT testing
  • Continue college visits
  • Send athletic/music bio's

senior year

Fall:

  • College application workshops
  • Common Application opens August 1st
  • Collect scholarship applications from guidance office
  • Scholarship workshops
  • Athletes: overnight visits (no weekends) - check weekday holidays or teachers institutes

Spring:

  • Continue to collect and apply for local scholarships through your guidance office
  • Revisit colleges
  •  Interviews (top 3%)
  • Acceptance/admittance consultations