Junior Workshop: Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Yesterday was the latest session in the ongoing series of workshops on the college search for Northwood juniors.We focused on Asking Teachers For Recommendations. Here are the handouts and the presentation: Teacher Recommendation Presentation (Slides) How to Ask for Teacher Recommendations (2017) Items currently on junior to-do lists include... Meet with your college counselor Work … Continue reading Junior Workshop: Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Session 3: Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is the third session in Northwood's program about the college search and application process for juniors. During this session we discussed the different types of testing (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL, AP) and when to take them. I also introduced Khan Academy's SAT prep program. Northwood students are able to prepare for … Continue reading Session 3: Standardized Testing

Understanding your [NEW] PSAT Results

To students who took the October PSAT (and their parents): Today you will receive your PSAT score report [follow the instructions in your email you get from College Board  or log in here: http://psat.org/scorereport%5D. I know the score report may be difficult to understand, so I have compiled these resources to help you interpret the … Continue reading Understanding your [NEW] PSAT Results

Junior Year Wrap-Up From the College Counseling Office

The 2015-16 school year is coming to a close, the class of 2016 has graduated, and Northwood School class of 2017 is now ready to lead. Here’s a final (longer than usual) update from Northwood School’s college counseling office. Best wishes on your upcoming final exams It’s final exam time! Work hard during this last … Continue reading Junior Year Wrap-Up From the College Counseling Office

Session 6 – Making the Most of the College Visit

Tonight is the sixth in our series of workshops for juniors on the college search and application process. We will begin by reviewing the junior year timeline for March and April: The most important thing of all: get good grades! Register for the May SAT. Continue SAT prep using the Khan Academy site. Meet 1-on-1 … Continue reading Session 6 – Making the Most of the College Visit