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College Guidance Information - 4.11.24

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Important College Guidance Dates

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 - 4:30 pm: Sunshine Invitational College Fair - Malnik Athletic Center

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm: Navigating College Admission Tests - Cohen Auditorium

Saturday, April 20: Hardcopy Practice ACT Test with Advantage Testing

Saturday, April 27: Computer-proctored ACT practice test with Compass Education Group

Thursday, May 2: College Shirt Day & Map Pinning Ceremony 

Saturday, May 4: Digital Adaptive practice SAT via Compass Education Group

Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm: NCAA Initial Eligibility Webinar for Athletes & Families


Newest CGO News of Note 

Sunshine Invitational College Fair 

Classes of 2025 and 2026 students & parents, we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Sunshine Invitational College Fair! We will welcome admissions representatives from over 150 colleges and universities. The fair will be held from 2 - 4:30 pm for Grade 11 families and 2:30 - 4:30 pm for Grade 10 families on Saturday, April 13, in the Malnik Athletic Center. View the List of Schools Here.


Navigating College Admission Tests 

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm

RSVP REQUESTED: Please click here to register.

LOCATION: Cohen Auditorium

CGO Guest Speaker: Adam Ingersoll of Compass Test Prep

DESCRIPTION: Please join other Saint Andrew’s School families for a thoughtful and pragmatic presentation of college admission testing that will be beneficial to students and parents alike.

Learn what you need to know about the following and more:

  • How to respond to the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies

  • Best way to approach the SAT vs. ACT decision

  • Understanding the new digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT

  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing

Please arrive early to allow time for parking, as it will be a busy evening on campus.


Hardcopy Practice ACT Test with Advantage Testing - 4/20/24 - Class of 2026

The CGO has partnered with Advantage Testing to administer a mock ACT in hard copy format to members of the Class of 2026 on the Saint Andrew’s School campus on Saturday, April 20. Register here by Wednesday, 4/17/24, for their practice ACT test on campus. They will not accept late registrants. 


Online Practice ACT & SAT Tests with Compass Education Group - 4/27/24 - 5/4/24 - Class of 2026

The CGO has partnered with the Compass Education Group to offer an at-home, computer-proctored ACT practice test that will be offered on Saturday, 4/27/24. This test matches the current paper/pencil, which is the linear version of the test. Register by 4/25/24.

In addition, Compass Education will also offer our students the opportunity to take the brand new Digital Adaptive SAT offered on Saturday, 5/4/24. This new test mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure. Register by 5/2/24.

Members of the Class of 2026, if you are interested in either or both of these two online mock tests offered by Compass Education Group, please complete this form to register for the online testing with Compass Education Group.


College Shirt Day & Map Pinning Ceremony – Thursday, May 2, 2024


NCAA Initial Eligibility 

Free Webinar for College-Bound Student-Athletes and Families 

Wednesday, May 8, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Are you a student-athlete dreaming of playing your sport at the NCAA level? Invest in your future and spend an hour on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern time, understanding the requirements and how to prepare for NCAA certification. Join NCAA Eligibility Center staff, who will walk you through what you need to do to compete at the NCAA Division I, II or III level. Staff will be answering questions live during the presentation, so come prepared to learn how to take your game to the next level! Click here to register. 


Reprinted CGO News to Remember

“Building Aid Generosity and Affordability into Your School List”

Grade 11 Students

We held our “Building Aid Generosity and Affordability into Your School List” workshop with Paul Martin from College Money Method on 3/14/24. This workshop provided grade 11 students and families with resources and tools to research colleges' generosity with need-based aid and merit scholarships. As juniors build their lists, families can understand how a college’s estimated financial aid award matches their needs and plans to pay for college. If you were unable to attend or would like a review, the recording is now available on our school resource page. When you look at the resource page, you may need to log in with the password: SASCMM


How to Search for Outside Scholarships in Senior Year”

Grade 12 Students

This workshop, held on 3/12/24 for seniors and their families, provides expert guidance on how to search for niche scholarships that fit your unique student profile, stay organized, and enhance your academic experience with an annual cycle of scholarship applications both on and off-campus. Watch the recorded live workshop. When you look at the resource page you may need to log in with the password: SASCMM


Financial Aid Update - Class of 2024

As college applicant families, you likely have questions about the financial aid process in light of the FAFSA delay. Please read College Money Method’s message from Paul Martin to financial aid applicants about the timing and next steps for how to move forward in completing a FAFSA for your family. Please note that we advise you to complete this application by mid-January.


Scholarships for Higher Education

Are you interested in learning more about scholarships? Browse available scholarships that may be available to you. If you have questions about a particular scholarship, please speak to your college guidance counselor. Please note that this site changes as more scholarship information becomes available, so you should check it periodically.