September 3, 2020
From Your Counselors:
Seniors, 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
Test Optional FAQ

The Princeton Review

Lots of schools have recently declared themselves "test-optional," either permanently or temporarily. We know that can be confusing, so we wanted to help. Here are some common questions about test-optional admissions and answers to them.
Finding Colleges that Fit

The College Board

Which are the Best Colleges for Me?

With more than 3,800 colleges in the U.S., your students' options for higher education are many. We need to help them narrow the choice. The question students need to ask is not "Which are the best colleges?" but rather, "Which are the best colleges for me?"

There are several factors to consider, including majors/minors, distance, climate, and
expenses. Consider how important family and local support systems are to your
students’ success, as well as savings gained from living at home. The correct choice for
college depends on the student and his or her interests and needs.

To begin, your student needs to explore colleges. There is no substitute for firsthand
experience. Each fall semester, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School partners with a
variety of colleges to host on-site visits with admissions representatives. Students
obtain passes from class to meet representatives and gather new information on the
different admissions processes, financial aid opportunities, and build relationships with
the admissions offices. We also offer support through our college counseling office
utilizing several tools to help students find an array of colleges that may fit their interests
and needs.

Some of our favorite tools are:

Once you narrow the search, work with your student to build a balanced list of dream
and safety schools. Only apply to schools you want to attend, and examine why each is
school on your list. Seek help from your counselors when needed. We are here for you
and your student!

Tip: Start your college search early by exploring admissions criteria via college and
university websites. Narrow your search utilizing your specific academic performance,
career interests, and needs.

College Visits & Information
Virtual Campus Tours

College visits will be virtual this year to help minimize student and staff exposure to traveling visitors and to accommodate both cohorts of students on and off campus on college visit days.  Many visits use Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams. Please download those apps prior to the visit so you can be on time.

  • University of Advancing Technology (AZ), August 31, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • University of Redlands (CA), September 4, 2020 at 10:20am via Webex.
  • University of Notre Dame (IN), September 4, 2020 at 1:00pm. Click HERE.
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO), September 4, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom.
  • Dartmouth College (NH), September 8, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom
  • Washington State University (WA), September 8, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom
  • Texas Christian University (TX), September 8, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (CA), September 8, 2020 at 12:25pm. Via Zoom
  • Lafayette College (PA), September 9, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom
  • University of Glasgow (SCT), September 9, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • University of Portland (OR), September 9, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (CA), September 8, 2020 at 12:25pm. Via Zoom
  • Texas Christian University (TX), September 10, 2020 at 10:20am. via Zoom
  • Willamette University (OR), September 10, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • Chapman University (CA), September 10, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom For students to join, they’ll need to register HERE. Chapman will be sending out messages to any students interested in attending.
  • Studio School Los Angeles (CA), September 10, 2020 at 1:00pm via Microsoft Teams
  • Newman University (KS), on October 15, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom and enter the following Meeting ID: 944 3745 7501 and Passcode: 1993
  • Here is a link to our athletics page.
  • Here is a link to our undergraduate programs page.
  • Here is a link to our Honors Program page.
  • Here is a link to our Nursing Direct Admit program page.
  • Here is our Campus Ministry page.
  • George Washington University (DC), October 15, 2020 at 1:00pm.via WebEx
  • Denison University (OH), October 15, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom
  • The University of Alabama (AL), October 16, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom
  • Catholic University of America (DC), October 16, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • University of California, Merced (CA), October 16, 2020 at 1:00pm. Click HERE to join.
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ), October 19, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • University of Tampa (FL), October 19, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • St. John's College (NM), October 20, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Drexel University (PA), October 20, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom
  • Boston College (MA), October 20, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • Villanova University (PA), October 21, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Northland College (WI), October 22, 2020 at 1:00pm via Go To Meeting
  • University of San Diego (CA) October 22, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom
  • Claremont McKenna College (CA), October 26, 2020 at 12:25pm via Zoom
  • Washington University in St Louis (MO, October 27, 2020 at 9:20am Via Zoom.
  • San Diego State University (CA), October 27, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Hofstra University (NY), November 2 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Hillsdale College (MI), November 5, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom
  • Sonoma State University: Live Admissions Presentations - Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Register
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA) Talk with an Admission Counselor: Students can schedule an appointment to discuss any questions they have about MSMU.
  • Colgate University (NY) allows students to schedule an admissions visit themselves HERE.

College Fairs
NACAC Virtual College Fair

Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world. How? Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair!

See the fall schedule below. Registration begins in mid-August. Parents are invited also! Please sign up here to receive an email reminder as soon as registration opens.

Sunday, Sept. 13
12 - 8pm ET

Monday, Oct. 12
1 - 9pm ET

Sunday, Nov. 8
2 - 10pm ET

Each virtual fair is a free, one-day event. Attend as often as you like. Simply log in to on these dates using your phone or computer. Learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fit!

Student Opportunities
Mount Saint Mary's University Department of Music

Mount Saint Mary's University Department of Music is excited to present our 2020 Online High School Solo/Chamber Music Competition!

Students will have a chance to win prizes and winners will be featured on our online event. Submit application and video by September 18th.

For more information visit our website:
Columbia University Programs

Columbia University Programs for High School Students is offering our Academic Year
Immersion program in an online format for Fall 2020. We are uniquely positioned to deliver a rigorous academic program with flexible options for course times on Saturdays and Sundays, mornings and afternoons, and a full portfolio of engaging co-curricular activities. You can also learn more about the program by visiting our website.
Pathways to Aviation

Pathways to Aviation careers program and now invite you and your students to participate. Here are three of our offerings…all are free and available for all students, no matter their career paths.

  • Career Readiness Certification – We designed a multi-step process for students to prepare for successful interviews. Each student will learn about and practice identifying their soft skills, writing resumes and building LinkedIn profiles, creating elevator pitches, networking, and interviewing. When the process is complete, and if they choose, they may be introduced to mentors and employers. To participate, students can simply click “Register as New User” at
  • Weekly workshops – We host online video career readiness workshops every Wednesday at 4:00pm PDT. Students will learn different career readiness skills then, if they wish, engage in conversations with professionals. To participate, students can go to the main page and RSVP for the Event of their choice. The next series of workshops, beginning September 2 will provide instruction on how to make strong connections through video workshops.
  • Aviation Career Symposium – During the week of October 5-9, we’re hosting a weeklong celebration of aviation careers. The week will feature panel discussion on various aviation specialties (e.g. pilot, mechanic, electronics, technology, and administrative careers), live interviews with industry leaders, career planning tips, job announcements, and more. The full schedule of activities will be available on September 9. Details are found at

These programs are free of charge and available to all students, instructors, counselors, and administrators.
Free Virtual Event

The State Treasurer's office is hosting a financial aid webinar geared toward high school juniors and seniors. It will be held on Thursday, September 10. Find out more HERE.

Creighton University ROTC Scholarship

Check out the Creighton University ROTC Scholarship HERE!
Columbia University Programs

The TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship Application is now open for the class of 2021!
Students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement at close to no cost to the student, if they meet program requirements. Please go to for more information.

Check out just some of the offerings here:

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