Nolan Catholic College Counseling

Class of 2023 - November 1, 2021

PSAT- NMSQT Information

Class of 2023,

Congratulations on successfully taking the PSAT-NMSQT!

Now what?

  • 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.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
National Merit Scholarship Program

See here for more information about National Merit qualification and awards.



Naviance Student is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to:

  1. Build a resume
  2. Research colleges
  3. Research careers
  4. Manage college applications including timelines and required materials.

  • Students -- email Mrs. Martin, if you need your password reset.
  • Parents - email Mrs. Martin to register for an account.


Financial Aid Information Session 2021

Did you miss last month's financial aid presentation? See the recorded presentation here.

Financial Aid 101, University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame has a reputation for academic excellence and is also committed to need-blind admission and to meeting 100 percent of financial need.

Wondering what these statements really mean? Click to learn more.

Estimate Your Cost - 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.

Wondering How Federal Student Aid Is Determined?

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.

How Financial Aid Works

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.


College Visits At Nolan Catholic - November 2021

Colleges of note visiting Nolan Catholic in November!
  1. The University of Alabama
  2. Seton Hall University
  3. Louisiana Tech University
  4. 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 if you need help registering for the college visit.

Colleges Visiting Nolan Catholic 2021-2022

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: Utah State, Sam Houston, and More

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.

John V. Roach Honors College - Q&A with TCU's Dean of Admission, Heath Einstein
How To Craft The Perfect College Application

It's never to early to start planning for your future!


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  • Guest Services Associates
  • Apply HERE
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Tyler's Forth Worth Is Hiring!

  • Flexible, part-time hours.
  • Great employee discount!
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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

Most Colleges award admitted applicants automatic scholarships. The criteria for these scholarships are as varied as the school's themselves. Many of these scholarships are automatically awarded upon admission and are based on the student's admissions application. So, there is nothing else for you to do -- except make sure your application for admission is strong!

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!

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