The College Counseling Office provides expert college advising that helps students find post-secondary options that best fit their academic, social, financial, and spiritual needs. We recognize the college research and application process is unique for every student. Our college counselors take a personalized approach, meeting with each student individually throughout their four years of high school in order to develop a plan that meets the student’s goals and aspirations.

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No matter where you are in the high school journey, we look forward to walking with you.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Curriculum

The path to a college degree starts early. Here’s what you can expect from our counseling services, starting as soon as 9th grade.

Click on a grade level below to view the counseling curriculum.

9th Grade

  • Course selection meeting and 4-year high school course work planning prior to starting 9th grade
  • Resume building
  • Learning style assessment
  • Guidance on transitioning to high school and on study skills
  • Introduction to standardized testing
  • Access to Naviance, a college and career research and planning resource
  • College fairs
  • Day and overnight college trips
  • Freshman Parent Night

10th Grade

  • Review course selections to ensure students are on track for graduation
  • Advise students on standardized testing including the PSAT, ACT, and SAT
  • Resume building
  • Interest and career assessments
  • Advice on summer enrichment opportunities
  • Discuss course rigor to ensure proper placement in AP and Honors courses
  • College fairs
  • Access to college representatives visiting Linfield
  • Day and overnight college trips
  • Sophomore Parent Night

11th Grade

  • Individual meetings to discuss college selection factors
  • Begin college research process
  • Advice on summer enrichment opportunities
  • Access to college representatives visits to Linfield
  • Day and overnight college trips
  • Junior Parent Night

12th Grade

  • Summer college workshop
  • Individualized meetings to fill out college applications and review college essays
  • Personal letters of recommendations from college counselors and teachers
  • College application workshops
  • College interview preparation
  • College fairs
  • Access to college representative visits to Linfield
  • Senior Parent/Financial Aid Night
  • Introduction to scholarship opportunities