Visit with college representatives in College Office in the fall during free periods
Make college visits on non-school days (prof. development days, Columbus Day, etc.)
Research college choices – use the resources in the College Counseling Office, and Naviance Family Connection Software
Register to take the ACT/SAT Reasoning Test/SAT II Subject Tests – check for winter and spring dates
Attend weekend and evening workshops on college planning for students and parents in October, February and April
Explore SAT/ACT review courses/tutoring
Take ACT (with writing)/or SAT (SAT II – subject area tests as required by highly selective colleges). It is recommended to take these standardized tests in the late winter or in the spring before the school year ends.
Review 4 year academic plan, graduation and college entrance requirements
Begin scholarship searches using resources linked to Family Connection
Complete Student and Parent questionnaires
Attend the Financial Aid Workshop
Complete the Transcript Release/Waiver Form for NCAA if you are considering Division I or II sports at the college level
Attend local College Fairs
Take AP exams in May
During the summer, work on college essays and continue college visits
Amanda Gagne earned her undergraduate degree in International Relations from Wheaton College. She spent 15 years after college working in sales and account management for the aerospace and defense industry and now uses those skills as Registrar and College Counseling Coordinator here at Derryfield. Amanda enjoys spending time at her home in Weare with her husband, two young boys, and black lab named Dublin.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.