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/merit minded)

  • Take a practice ACT/SAT or a Diag. test
  • Family consultation (scores) 
  •  A week long Intro camp 15hrs  
  • Target a June - Feb Nat'l Test


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


  • Introductory ACT/SAT Test
  • Academic Advising
  • Summer week-long ACT/SAT strategy camps

Junior year


  • 5 week ACT/SAT review classes
  • Track Composite and Super Score (ACT)or Score Choice (SAT)
  • Career assessment 
  • College visits
  • Networking w Dept. Head
  • Admission Counselor 


  • Finish ACT/SAT testing
  • Continue college visits
  • Meet w/ Dept officials
  • Send athletic/music bio's

senior year


  • College application workshops
  • Common Application Aug 1
  • Collect Scholarship apps from Guidance office
  • Scholarship workshops
  • *Athletes overnight visits/no weekends - check weekday holidays to Teachers Institute.


Continue to collect and apply for local scholarships through your guidance office.

Revisit colleges

 Interviews (top3%)

  • Acceptance/admittance consultations