May 28, 2020
From Your Counselors: 

Please note that all counselors will be unavailable from June 8th until August 3rd. Counselors will respond to email and calls upon their return on August 3rd.
Juniors it’s time to start applying to college! Many schools utilize The Common Application . To
get started on your applications, please visit The Common Application First-Year Student Guide.
Scroll on the page to view a short video that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to apply using The Common Application .
Featured Articles
U of California and other colleges rush to dump SAT and ACT tests
during COVID-19

The College Solution

High school students are stressed about when they will be able to take the SAT and/or ACT test again, but there is some good news during the COVID-19 pandemic .

A steady stream of colleges and universities have been announcing that they will not require SAT or ACT test scores for the 2021-2022 school year and possibly beyond that admission cycle.
Are UC Prompts Different from Common App?

WOW Writing Workshop

Every year, we get lots of questions about the University of California Personal Insight questions. Counselors want to know how PIQ responses differ from Common App essays. 
 
They want to know how we approach them. What do we do differently with our students? 

College Visits & Information
Virtual Campus Tours

Spring and summer of your junior year is the best time to visit schools you may want to apply come fall. With COVID-19, this may mean taking a virtual tour due to travel restrictions and school closures. Below is a list of schools in the Western states that Bishop Manogue students most commonly apply to each year:

Arizona Schools
California Schools
Colorado Schools
Hawaii Schools
Idaho Schools
Montana Schools
Nevada Schools
Oregon Schools
Utah Schools
Washington Schools
Wyoming Schools
Virtual College Visits Available!

Visit these website that serve as databases for searchable virtual college tours.
Princeton Review High School Week

Rob Franek event on June 4th. Rob is our Editor-in-Chief. He is an expert on all things ACT/SAT
and college admissions. Rob is a regular guest expert on national media outlets such as ABC
and NBC. Rob will cover the following topics:
  • Changes to the ACT/SAT During COVID
  • How to approach college admissions
  • How test scores affect your application
  • Being a Savvy college shopper
  • Q&A Session
  • Enroll Here: Rob Franek - Finding Your Best Fit College

Princeton Review is hosting an online HS Week, that will be filled with 5 different webinars, ending with an opportunity for students to take a free full length SAT and/or ACT practice test.

ACLU Virtual Summer Advocacy Program

Led by ACLU lawyers, advocates, and other experts, sessions will cover a range of topics, including grassroots organizing, mobilizing issue-based advocacy campaigns, growing a team, identifying a strategy for engaging with policy-makers, and maximizing impact for meaningful issues.
  • Application: Applications are due June 15 and can be found here.
  • Tuition: $250 per student includes access to all sessions, a small group login, and all materials.
  • Financial Aid: Full and partial scholarships are available!
To learn more about the program, please visit the website  or email at  institute@aclu.org.

Scholarships
TheBestSchools.org Scholarship

TheBestSchools.org wanted to reach out and share our $1000 scholarship that is offered
to online student applicants biannually. We believe that by sharing this resource with
students that look to you for reliable information, we will be able to help alleviate some of the
stress that future college students may be feeling about their future ability to attend university. 
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