The Office of College Counseling at Austin Preparatory School oversees the entire college application process throughout a student’s journey at Austin Prep. The office creates an environment in which students take ownership in their college application process under the direction of a college advisor.
Starting as sophomores, students are assigned a college counselor and begin the college exploratory process through one-on-one meetings and practice ON standardized tests. As juniors, students begin work on their college application list, starting with a broad stroke and working through a number of meetings and programs to create a comprehensive list of schools to which they’ll apply.
Most of the work on the college application process occurs during the second semester of junior year in the College Preparatory Course. Students begin the class with 4-6 weeks of test preparation curriculum for both the SAT and ACT and conclude the test prep portion by taking an official SAT and ACT. Students also work on their college essay, begin their college applications, and participate in admission case studies. They also have the opportunity to interact with college admissions representatives whether it be to participate in mock interviews, gain feedback on their essay drafts, or learn more about how to navigate the admissions process.
Students return in their senior year fully prepared to tackle their final standardized exams and put the finishing touches on their college applications.
In the past three years, more than 300 colleges have visited Austin Prep through a multitude of events for both parents and students. Some of our events include:
Annual College Fair Night
College Admissions Professional Panel
Financial Aid 101 Information Night
Admission Case Study: Be an Admissions Counselor for the Day
Naviance Information Night