Nolan Catholic College Counseling
Class of 2023 - November 1, 2021
PSAT- NMSQT Information
Congratulations on successfully taking the PSAT-NMSQT!
- PSAT scores are released in early December.
- The CollegeBoard will send you an email when your scores are ready with instructions on how to access scores.
- Your Guidance Counselor will also receive a score report.
See here for more information about National Merit qualification and awards.
START YOUR COLLEGE SEARCH NOW!
Naviance Student is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to:
- Build a resume
- Research colleges
- Research careers
- Manage college applications including timelines and required materials.
- Students -- email Mrs. Martin, email@example.com if you need your password reset.
- Parents - email Mrs. Martin to register for an account.
Did you miss last month's financial aid presentation? See the recorded presentation here.
Net Price Calculators - How much will a college really cost?
Search for Net Price Calculators on each college's financial aid page or search HERE
What is a Net Price Calculator?
Net price calculators are available on a college or university’s website and allow prospective
students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to
attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.
What does Net Price mean?
Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year
AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are
forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.
Complete a NETPRICE CALCULATOR for each school on your list! Students and parents will
need to work together to provide the required information.
The colleges or career schools you list on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form will use several pieces of information to calculate your aid.
For most students planning to attend college or career school, financial aid is essential. See here for information on how financial aid works, resources to pay for college, and loan repayment options.
Virtual College Fairs, Hosted by Novva
NOVVA is hosting a series of Virtual College Fairs. Students and parents are welcome to attend.
Information about the fair and registration directions HERE
Admission counselors will be available to talk one on one with students and parents.
- Nov 2, Statewide College Fair Northern California
- Nov 3, Statewide College Fair Southern California
- Nov 3, Statewide College Fair Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, Alaska, and Nevada
- Nov 3, Statewide College Fair Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin
- Nov 4, Statewide College Fair North and South Carolina and Virginia and West Virginia
- Nov 4, Statewide College Fair Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, and Idaho
- Nov 10, Statewide College Fair Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana
- Nov 11, Statewide College Fair Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska
College Visits At Nolan Catholic - November 2021
- The University of Alabama
- Seton Hall University
- Louisiana Tech University
- University of Oklahoma
See the link below for a complete list of colleges scheduled to visit to date.
To register for a college visit follow these steps:
Log into your Naviance Student account (please send me an email if you do not remember your login information and I will send you an email with a temporary password and instructions to reset your password.)
On the homepage in the What’s New box (bottom right corner) you will see a list of college visits.
Click on more info associated with the college of your choice
Click on Register (the green box at the top of the page)
Print your registration page and show it to your teacher when asking for permission to attend
You must register no later than 24 hours prior to the college visit. Check in the Guidance Office the day of the visit for location.
Contact Nanette Martin in the Guidance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help registering for the college visit.
Schools are regularly added to this list, so we encourage you to review this link weekly. If there is a school you are interested in and they are not scheduled to visit, please reach out to me (Mrs. Martin), and I’ll see if I can arrange a meeting.
The College Tour is a TV series and tells the story of colleges and universities around the world. Click here to for more info about the show and a link to watch via Amazon Prime.
Many of these may only be applicable to seniors but it's good to plan ahead and be prepared to apply next year.
Scholarship search engines
Scholarships Awarded By A College Or University
Check the Financial Aid and Scholarship webpages of each college you're applying to! Are there any additional applications needed (besides the admissions application)? Are there any scholarships that fit your profile and need an additional application?
Complete a Net Price Calculator for every college on your list! Net Price Calculator's, available on every college's website, are an easy tool to use to estimate how much each college might give you in scholarship money!