College Counseling

Guiding them through the process...

and helping them reach their full potential.

While outcomes are important, so is the process. The counseling department focuses on discovering good matches between students and colleges. We believe this is each student’s personal journey and our role is to support, guide, and educate students and their families.  In addition, college counselors hold group information sessions, individual meetings with students and their parents, and parent presentations. 

During their senior year, college representatives visit Providence and give students the opportunity to find out more about a college or university without leaving campus.  Families and students have access to the school’s computer-based college counseling program, which provides statistics, college searches, links to scholarships, and other information.  Our goal is for students come to begin to understand God’s purpose for their lives as they explore the ever-changing world of college admission.

Important Links

Naviance

Naviance  is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation for millions of students across all ages and around the globe. 

College Board Big Future

 

 

BigFuture by the College Board, found online at BigFuture.org, guides all students through the
college planning process, making it easier and less overwhelming. The step-by-step approach
demystifies college planning, particularly for those students who are the first generation in their
families to attend college.


Students using BigFuture answer questions and make choices about their own needs and
preferences. Easy-to-use search tools and informative videos guide them through the process.
The large collection of videos contains real-world advice from college students and expert
educators.

Common Application

The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to over 500 member colleges and universities.

PSAT

 

 

 

Students in 10th and 11th grade can take the new PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT.

Register for the SAT

 

The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

Register for SAT Subject Tests

 

While SATs are designed to measure your reasoning skills and overall college readiness, SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your knowledge in specific subject areas. These subject areas are aligned with common high school courses and generally test high level high school skills and knowledge.

 

 

Register for the ACT

 

It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

NCAA Eligibility

 

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

State University System of Florida

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

Kahn Academy/SAT Prep

The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer FREE study quizzes, practice tests, and interactive lessons. These materials will prepare you for the SAT. 

College Prep-101

Essential tips on how to prepare for college, visiting colleges and surviving your first year of college life.

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Bright Futures

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

 

Smart Student Guide To Financial Aid

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid is a helpful resource for college financial aid information including scholarships, loans, savings plans, and military aid.

FastWeb

 

Search for unlimited scholarships for free in this easy-to-use website. It also organizes scholarships based on your likelihood of applying. In addition, it gives you a total of the potential amount of money you could receive from all the scholarships you qualify for.

Scholarships.com

The name serves as description enough for the purpose of this website. It is very similar to Fastweb. It will match a student with scholarships they qualify for, organize them for the student, and they can apply for the scholarship straight from the website.

Cappex

Developed by a team of 60+ college graduates, with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences driven by one mission – to help students get to day one at the college that’s best for them.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

 

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

College Scholarship Service/Financial Aid Profile

The College Board’s CSS Profile™ is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 colleges, universities, professional schools, and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government.