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College Counseling

 

Welcome to the College Counseling Page! In the spirit of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman and Cor ad Cor Loquitur the College Counselors are committed to meeting with students and helping them through the college search and application process. The College Counselors help students to identify and apply to colleges that are a good fit based on aspirations, achievement, needs, and learning styles. We support their needs and encourage them to pursue their thoughts and dreams for the future based on their foundation of learning, community service, and holistic self.

The College Counselors also provide to our community:

  • College Fairs
  • College Panel and College Information Nights
  • Junior and Senior Parent Information Nights and college planning timelines
  • College Admission Testing Information
  • Presentations to students and families
  • Scheduling the visits of College Admissions Representatives to our campus
  • Individual student and family meetings regarding the college application process
  • MaiaLearning College & Career Planning Software

We are excited to work with the Class of 2022 and Class of 2023! Our contact information is below.

Mary Euphrat - euphrat@cardinalnewman.org, 707-546-6470 ext. 106 Seniors and Juniors last name A-K
Martha King - mking@cardinalnewman.org, 707-234-5197 Seniors and Juniors last name L-Z

 

NAVIGATING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS PRESENTATION - OCTOBER 2021

 

School Profile 2021-2022

 

MAIA LEARNING COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING

 

College Representatives please arrange a visit to Cardinal Newman through MaiaVisits or by email to euphrat@cardinalnewman.org

 

Navigating the College Counseling Process

( Please note that because of the current Covid 19 Pandemic we are not able to administer SAT or ACT testing on weekends)

Students are the priority of our college counseling program as we help them through the various stages that lead them to make good decisions for their college application process. We begin with freshman year introducing our college and career planning software, MaiaLearning and eventually by senior year using MaiaLearning with the college application process.

Freshman Year

  • Freshmen are introduced to MaiaLearning and complete a career survey that helps them to think about the future opening up a door for many conversations
  • Students take a PSAT in October for preparation of the SAT and to help us guide them on the college admission testing process
  • Freshmen are encouraged to attend college fairs on our campus and speak with college admissions representatives

Sophomore Year

  • Sophomores take the PSAT and PreACT in October for preparation of the SAT and ACT and to help us guide them on the college admission testing process
  • Sophomores are encouraged to attend college fairs on our campus and in the community and speak with college admissions representatives
  • Sophomores continue to use MaiaLearning and complete another career survey along with college campus exploration online through MaiaLearning
  • 10th grade families will meet with a school or college counselor to review course selection and academic and extracurricular interests and involvement, discuss the PSAT and PreACT results to help develop a testing timeline that is best for the student, and investigate college admission statistics based on gpa and test scores
  • Sophomores who are interested in taking Advanced Placement courses as a Junior are offered and informational night about Advanced Placement courses in January

Junior Year

  • Juniors take the PSAT-NMSQT in October and are encouraged to begin taking the college admissions tests the SAT and/or ACT in spring of Junior year. Cardinal Newman High School will host some of the testing dates on our campus
  • The College Counselors go to the classroom and use Advisory Time to give college application information, point out resources, review timelines, and guide them on using MaiaLearning as a tool to compare their testing and academic achievement with colleges that they are researching
  • Juniors will take a personality assessment to help understand optional careers associated with their personality
  • Juniors are given the opportunity throughout the year to meet with college admissions representatives when they visit Cardinal Newman
  • Juniors are encouraged to attend college fairs on our campus and in the community and surrounding areas
  • 11th grade families can schedule individual meetings with their assigned college counselor to review transcripts, college admission testing, timelines, and developing a college list that best fits the student
  • College counselors will give questionnaires to Juniors and their parents to gather information for letters of recommendation
  • Juniors are encouraged to visit colleges outside of school time
  • The College Counseling office will host educational evenings for students and families on topics that include but aren't limited to college admission, playing a sport in college, financial aid, and Advanced Placement information

Senior Year

  • College counselors meet with assigned students to help with the submission of applications and support documents and to guide students using MaiaLearning, the college and career software
  • Seniors can continue to take the SAT and ACT on our campus if needed
  • College counselors provide support for the college application process
  • College counselors will host educational evenings for students and families on college application timelines, financial aid, and deadlines
  • College counselors will present and explain to the Seniors in the classroom and during Advisory Time how to work and fill out correctly the Common Application, the Coalition Application, the University of California Application, the California State University Application and other priority or school specific applications
  • Seniors are highly encouraged to attend college fairs and meet with college admissions representatives in the Fall on our campus and in the surrounding community and area