NSHS Counselor Connection

College Application Special Edition

College Application FYI Notes from Mrs. Gibbons

College Application Notes

SAT/ACT Dates-2018-2019

SAT Test Dates:

August 25, 2018 – Register by July 25, 2018
October 6, 2018 – Register by September 6, 2018
November 3, 2018 – Register by October 3, 2018
December 1, 2018 – Register by November 1, 2018
March 8, 2019 – Register by February 8, 2019
May 4, 2019 – Register by April 4, 2019
June 1, 2019 – Register by May 1, 2019

ACT Test Dates:

September 8, 2018 – Register by August 5, 2018
October 27, 2018 – September 21, 2018
December 8, 2018 – November 2, 2018
February 9, 2019 – January 11, 2019
April 13, 2019 – March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 – May 3, 2019

Student Visits to Colleges

All seniors may have up to two days excused for college visits. Seniors must see a school counselor before visiting the colleges.


Every year colleges and university admissions officers visit NSHS. Very often these are the same admissions officers reading our students applications for admission. We highly encourage seniors to meet with these representatives. This is one way to "demonstrate interest" in a college and many colleges now track this in the application process.

In google classroom, seniors and juniors can see these visits in the calendar section under "About". Everyone can see when these visits are here: http://nshs.northsmithfieldschools.com/content/college-visits-nshs-students

Before registering for a college visit, consider the following:

1. Sign up only for colleges you will probably apply to or have interest in.

2. Be on time

3. Ask GOOD questions

4. Dress nicely.

Students can sign up for a visit here: https://goo.gl/forms/tXxKwGalnDL0Mj7d2

9th Annual College Planning Center College Fair!

Thursday, Sep. 20th, 6-8pm

1 Columbus Avenue

Pawtucket, RI

The RISLA College Planning Center has collaborated with the PawSox again to hold the 9th Annual College Planning Center College Fair! Over one hundred colleges are expected to be there to talk about their academic, extracurricular and financial aid programs and to answer questions you have about their schools. You don't want to miss out!

  • College fairs are a great way to learn more about schools that interest you
  • This event is rain or shine so mark your calendars now
  • Plenty of free parking will be available
  • Bring your registration confirmation email with you to the fair to enter to win a scholarship!

Register here:


RIAAO College Fair

Sunday, Oct. 21st, 11am-1pm

305 Shipyard Street

Providence, RI

42nd Annual Regional College Fair
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Johnson & Wales University
Wildcat Center
305 Shipyard Street
Providence, RI 02905

Register here:


New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break

The New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program offers discounted tuition to New England Residents for a select group of majors.

In most cases, the regional tuition covers all four years of the program. For some majors, however, the regional tuition does not take effect until later in the program. When tuition is reduced from out-of-state to regional, merit scholarships are reduced to the corresponding regional scholarship amount.

Learn more at http://www.nebhe.org/programs-overview/rsp-tuition-break/overview/

NSHS Scholarships

Most local scholarships are available in the spring of senior year, but all scholarship postings can be found on the Class of 2019's Google Classroom. We encourage all to apply as you cannot win if you do not try!

Google Classroom Accounts for School Counseling-A Must Follow for students!

The NSHS School Counselors have created Google Classroom Accounts for each grade level. Please encourage your child to join and to share with you. We post information on summer programs, scholarships, college visits, and more on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis.

Class of 2022


Class of 2021


Class of 2020


Class of 2019


NSHS Counseling Office Contact Information

Please contact the Guidance Office at (401) 766-2500. Our Fax number is (401) 597-6198. Counselor assignments are listed below. Please click on the name of a counselor in order to email that person.

Mrs. Gibbons Grades 10 & 12

Mr. Pepin Grades 9 & 11

DO NOT email a counselor if you are in crisis. Please ask to see a counselor immediately. If it is after school hours, please call 911 if you are in crisis.