COLLEGE COUNSELING

THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU
The college search and application journey is an exciting, and sometimes difficult, process. At All Saints, our college counseling team works with each family to find the right college for each student.

College admissions are increasingly competitive and selective. Our college counselors know the nuances of this complex process. With their guidance, our families are able to research, discover, and select the best environment for All Saints graduates. 100% of All Saints graduates are accepted to a four-year college or university, and our college counseling team has an established reputation for placing students at highly selective institutions.

The All Saints college counseling program is unlike any other in the area. It was developed to deconstruct and demystify the complex and intimidating process of college admission and financing. Information is presented in a time-appropriate and sequential manner to ensure pertinent information regarding curriculum, testing, college selection, activities, and matriculation. Ultimately, this developmental program decreases anxiety and empowers families to understand the intricacies of college admission. Our College Counseling Office offers the following programs for All Saints families:

One-on-one meetings with students in grades 9-12
Group workshops
Parent college nights
Case Studies
Financial aid planning
College admissions representative visits
College road trip 
Essay writing and application workshops

100% of our graduates are accepted into four-year colleges, the majority with substantial scholarship awards.

Early college awareness and readiness discussions with college counselors begin in middle school and continue throughout high school.

One-on-one advising begins in grade 9 and continues through grade 12 to support all phases of the college application process and ensure informed strategic decision-making.

Test prep strategy sessions and practice tests are available during summer and throughout the school year. A 12-week in-house test prep program is provided to all junior students during the school day to prepare them for their college testing.

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors meet individually with their college counselors regarding course selection and college planning.

A 30:1 college counselor-to-student ratio means students and their parents get the personal support and attention they need to be confident and empowered throughout the entire college admission process.

College Board code for All Saints is 444 337.

2019-2020 All Saints Episcopal School Profile

Gwen Belk, High School Counselor

March 2020:  College Board Update
 
The March 14 SAT Make up Exam that was scheduled for March 28:  CANCELLED.
The May 2, 2020 SAT exam:  CANCELLED.
The June 6, 2020 SAT Exam:  Under Review
*Refunds will be issued by the College Board.

March, 2020 UPDATES FROM COLLEGE BOARD

For the 2019 – 2020 exam administration ONLY, students can take a 45 minute online exam at home.

AP is currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

To be fair to all students, the exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.

Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they’ve worked this year to earn.

Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to— computer, tablet or smart-phone.  Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

The exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating.  The integrity of the exams will be preserved.

Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP exam is currently posted on AP Central.

The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3.

College Board will also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

Just in case you are interested —Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.  The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course.   The schedule for these AP lessons is posted online.

What the AP exams will cover:                         

Biology                                                                     
Units 1 – 6 (WILL NOT cover Units 7-8)

Calculus AB                                                            
Units 1 – 7 (WILL NOT cover Unit 8)

Calculus BC 
Units 1 – 8 plus 5 topics in Unit 10:  10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.11

WILL NOT cover Unit 9, Unit 10 (except topic 10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.11)

Chemistry
Units 1 – 7  (Will Not cover Units 8 – 9)

Micro-Economics
Units 1 – 5  (Will Not cover Unit 6)

English Lang and Comp
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8 – 9)

English Lit and Comp
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-9)

Environmental Science                                       
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-9)

Government (Comparative)                              
Units 1 – 3  (Will Not cover Units 4-5)

Government (US)
Units 1 – 3 (Units 4-5)

Human Geography
Units 1 – 5 (Will Not cover Unit 6-7)

Latin
Units 1 – 4 (Will Not cover Units 5-8)

Physics 1
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-10)

Physics C – Electricity & Magnetism
Units 1 – 3  (Will Not cover Units 4-5)

Physics C – Mechanics
Units 1 – 5 (Will Not cover Units 6-7)

Psychology
Units 1 – 7 (Will Not cover Units 8-9)

Please note: Exam question types and Exam date 1 and Exam date 2 WILL BE POSTED by Friday, April 3.

Mrs. Belk will send this information as soon as it is available to our students.

Cost of Exams:  $100 / Cost of AP Capstone:  $145 (Cost of Exams is determined by AP/College Board)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college.

Parents —  this is a document that has to be completed in order for your child to receive any type of financial aid in college.

It is a lengthy process to complete this document.  Please go to their website and make certain you have all the paperwork you need prior to beginning this process.  Their website is www.fafsa.ed.gov