SPECIAL EDITION: Class of 2022

Post Secondary Planning

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  • Naviance is an online platform that helps students identify and create a list of colleges they are interested in applying to. Students - please email your school counselor if you need to access your username and/or password. Please note that Naviance will only be available to students until February 1, 2022.

College Board Career Finder

  • Roadtrip Nation® and College Board have partnered to build Career Finder™, a career exploration tool that helps students make informed academic and career decisions based on what truly drives them. It lets students explore careers aligned to their interests, and plan small steps today, to help build their future plan.



Common App

  • Common App accounts can be created on August 1st. See the First Time Applicant Guide for help.
  • The 2021-2022 Common App Essay Prompts can be found here

Non-Common App Schools

Timeline for Standardized testing

If you are looking to take or repeat the ACT and/or SAT please see the 2021 dates below:
    • SAT (Aug. 28, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4)

    • ACT (June 12, July 17, Sept. 11, Oct. 23, Dec. 11)

Notes on Registration:

  • Students register for the SATs through the College Board (www.collegeboard.org) and the ACTs through ACT(http://www.act.org/).

  • If you are looking to apply in the early decision/action pool and you wish to send your test scores, be sure to sign up for the August and September test dates so that you are able to send your scores to your post-secondary schools in time!

  • BHS administers all SAT tests and only the April and October ACT dates. If a student would like to take the ACT during a month other than April or October, the student will have to select a different school location.

Submitting Scores to Post-Secondary Schools

  • Many schools have gone test-optional for the 2021-22 application cycle. Please check with each institution, as each school may vary in its policy.
  • Students who must, or want to, submit their SAT scores can find guidance here. If a student needs to submit their ACT score, find guidance here.

Financial Aid

The College Planning Center of RI is an excellent resource for families who need assistance in completing the FAFSA form.

Complete Financial Aid Forms

Take a look at this year's Scholarship information to get a sense of the different opportunites that were available this year. This will get updated in the fall for the Class of 2022 !

Still Looking? College Fairs, Helpful Webinars & Resources

College Fairs & Virtual College Visits:

  • Youvisit.com - Virtual College Tours
  • Going to visit schools in person? Check out this Campus Visit Guide presented by College Board.
  • College Fair Checklist - A college fair is a gathering of college representatives who are looking for the right students for their institution. The checklist from College Board will help you get the most out of each fair.
  • Stay tuned for Virtual College Fairs presented by NACAC!
  • Next year's local college fair will be held on September 21, 2022 at Mt. Hope High School!
  • Keep your eyes peeled for up to date announcements posted on your school counselor's Canvas page!

Helpful Webinars and Resources to Check out: