Preparing for College
Common Application Lesson Plan
Click here for the lesson plan for the Common Application Class.
At Central Catholic, we realize that students have many choices about their future; however, over 98% of our students will attend a two- or four-year college or university. Central Catholic is committed to providing its student body with ample resources to aid in the college selection process:
- Students work with counselors to create an individualized four-year plan.
- Full-time College Counselor, Nanette Martin, works directly with students and families.
- Students and families receive information and are encouraged to attend many college planning events.
- A monthly college planning newsletter is sent to all junior families beginning in December and all senior families throughout the year.
ACCESS NAVIANCE STUDENT HERE:
Virtual College Visits - College Representatives will be visiting virtually!
- Monday – Thursday, 3:00–3:00PM and 3:30–4:00PM (beginning Sept 8)
- Please see the list of colleges with dates, times, and zoom links here (you must have a Central Catholic email address to access. Please request access if you are unable to open)
- Wednesday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m.
All sessions will include a Q&A portion and all sessions will cover the same information.
UP also offers a newly recorded 10-minute Financial Aid Virtual Info Session
This is specifically tailored for first-year applicants. This resource is available now and can be utilized during any online session or electronic newsletter you wish to provide your students. Additional handy resources for first-year applications can be found here.
Appy Hour – Application Help!Do you need help to complete an early deadline application?
- Lunchtime 11 A.M. – Noon
- Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30
- Zoom link - HERE
TEST PREPARATION RESOURCESCentral Catholic offers drop-in ACT and SAT prep classes. These classes include personalized practice and test taking tips for the SAT or the ACT. No sign up is required—just drop in!
CLICK HERE to view upcoming classes.
Khan Academy - Free personalized practice for the SAT test. “20 hours of practice on Khan Academy is associated with an average 115 point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT, nearly double the average gain without Khan Academy.”
ACT Academy - Free, personalized practice for the ACT.
Portland Community College - Learn strategies for taking the ACT and SAT tests to maximize your score, developing skills applicable to any standardized test. Covers general strategies for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math and Science Tests as well as the Essay. For ages 15-17.