The College Counseling Office works with Grade 9 to 12 students on a variety of areas including high school orientation, career assessments, and university preparation.
During junior year, the counselor meets several times with each student and their parents to explore the range of choices which the family is interested in pursuing.
By the beginning of senior year, students should have a list of top university choices narrowed down to which they will apply.
The college counselor is available to talk with both students and parents at any point during the preparation process.
Preparing the Application
Depending on the country to which the student is applying, the application process will vary. If the student is applying to a university in the UK, the website for the application is www.ucas.com. The family, with the help of the counselor, will determine the five universities where the student will apply.
If the student is applying to a university in the USA, most colleges use the Common Application. This is a standard application form that is accepted by over 750 selective colleges and universities in the US. Experience with the Common Application has demonstrated its advantages to students, counselors, and teachers. The concept is simple: students complete one Common Application Form online, and can submit the form to any of the participating colleges. The Common Application is available on the internet at www.commonapp.org.
AOSR Application Timeline
For your individual application timelines, please contact Mr. Petraglia directly.
Students must SEND their SAT/ACT/TOEFL scores. Colleges must receive the official from the College Board, ACT, and ETS.
Students will need to apply and pay for their applications online; however the official transcript, counselor recommendation, and teacher recommendations will be sent through the Counseling Office.