Mark your Calendars:
- Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m.: Senior Parent Meeting (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Tuesday, September 15, 3 p.m.: Senior UC Application Workshop (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Wednesday, September 16, 8:30 a.m.: Seniors Parent FAQ Coffee Session (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Wednesday, September 16, 7 p.m.: Junior Parent Meeting (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m.: Sophomore Parent Meeting (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.: Senior Parent FAFSA Night (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m.: Freshman Parent Meeting (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Thursday, October 1, 6 p.m.: Senior Cal State Application Workshop (virtual - link will be emailed out)
- Monday, October 5, 8 a.m.: Junior Parent Q&A Coffee Session (virtual - link will be emailed out)
Sophomores and Juniors should take every opportunity to acquaint themselves with the extensive Naviance resources that are available, including career exploration tools and college choice management tools. Naviance also offers FREE SAT and ACT practice for those who plan to take tests in the Winter or Spring, assuming test dates are available.
Seniors should focus on continuing to explore schools, attending virtual ND rep visits, narrowing down their college list, and finishing their essays. All schools that you are applying to MUST be added to your “Applying to List” in Naviance. We will be unable to send documents to colleges on your behalf if they are not on this list.
The Counseling Office is staying vigilant about changes to the testing landscape. Many universities continue to announce Test Optional or Test Blind policies for the next year and beyond. It is important to note: while admission offices may announce these policies, test scores may still be an important aspect of admission for selective universities, selective majors or selective scholarships. The College Board (SAT) and (ACT) continue to add dates to make the exams more accessible, but these dates fill up quickly and may be cancelled/rescheduled if large gatherings continue to be deemed unsafe. If your student is able to take any of these exams, please expect that they will likely only be able to take either test once.
Unfortunately, at this time, due to the realities and challenges of having a school day SAT or ACT, Notre Dame does not currently have plans to hold either exam on campus.
Transcript Release Forms
Rising seniors who have not submitted a transcript release form were emailed a copy of the form on Monday, June 22. Should you need a copy, please contact email@example.com. Please fill out the form and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is imperative that you submit your form ASAP so that your counselor can send transcripts to colleges, scholarship programs, or recruiters/coaches/NCAA. Without a signed form on file, your transcript cannot be sent to universities.
Each fall, admissions representatives from all over the US, Canada, and UK visit Notre Dame students on campus as an opportunity for students to learn more about specific schools, admissions, and ask reps questions. This year, those visits will happen virtually. Students are welcome to sign up for as many visits as they would like and seniors are especially encouraged to attend as many as possible for schools they are considering or planning to apply to. Please check the list in Naviance to sign up. Junior and sophomores are welcome to attend as well.
Most universities are not offering in-person tours and are instead trying to keep prospective students engaged by bringing their campuses to you via virtual tours, live chats and informational sessions. YouVisit or CampusReel are two excellent sites for virtual exploration. Please visit college websites and contact college admission offices for the most up-to-date information regarding that institution.
To help students continue to engage with various universities, the counseling office will be hosting several virtual College Rep visits in the fall as well as application workshops for rising seniors. This allows students to still connect with and learn about the colleges that interest them. The Counseling Office will continue to work with universities to give our students the most access possible.