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 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 apply to.
The work of the student culminates in the second semester of junior year, during the College Preparatory Course in which each student is given 4-6 weeks of test preparation curriculum for both the SAT and ACT exams. Within this course, they also work on their college essay with college representatives, begin their college applications, work on mock interviews, participate in an admission case study, and more.
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
- Summer Planning 101: Taking Advantage of Your Summer Months