A 5-Year Program
Beginning in the 8th grade, Country Day's college counseling program offers students opportunities to gain experience with standardized testing and discover areas where increased preparation would be beneficial. Students take the Pre-ACT in 8th and 10th grade and the PSAT in 10th and 11th grade. Country Day offers test preparation courses to 11th-grade students each spring semester to prepare for the official ACT in April each year. The PSAT is offered to 10th and 11th graders. Scores earned in the 11th grade may qualify students to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.
College Counseling Programming
The college counseling office provides many resources to students and families throughout the five-year program. Students are officially assigned to a specific counselor during their junior year; however, students and families are able to meet with a member of the college counseling team at any time during the process. Our goal is to work together with families, teachers, and students to lessen anxieties early, build confidence, and make the application process exciting and rewarding.
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