Boys' Latin College Advising

Welcome to Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School's College Advising website! Here you will find information on how to prepare for college.

The college search process at Boys' Latin begins in junior year. Students and parents are required to attend Junior College Night, which introduces them to the college search and application process. Students are given a College Advising Questionnaire which must be filled out and given back to Mrs. Bonner or Ms. Tedesco. Once the questionnaire is completed, students can set up a one-on-one meeting with Mrs. Bonner or Ms. Tedesco. This meeting allows the college advising staff to get to know each students' individual interests and career goals. A list of possible colleges is provided for each student in their Naviance account and students are strongly encouraged to register for the SAT/ACT.

Senior students must attend College Boot Camp prior to the first day of school. Students are split up into small groups to update their Naviance accounts, start their Common Applications, and participate in a mock admissions activity with a local college admissions representative. During the fall, seniors work on finalizing their college lists (2 reach schools, 4-6 possible schools, and 2-3 likely schools are advised), perfecting their college essays, submitting their applications*, submitting the FAFSA and CSS profile, and re-taking the SAT/ACT. Students and families are strongly encouraged to attend the school's Financial Aid Night in order to learn about options and resources to help pay for college. In the spring, seniors should be applying to scholarships, comparing their financial aid awards, and attending admitted student open houses to determine their best fit school.

*Please note that students should NOT submit a college application until Mrs. Bonner or Ms. Tedesco have checked it over.

Should you need help, please visit Mrs. Bonner or Ms. Tedesco in the College Advising Office on the third floor. Students are welcome to come during a free period or during lunch (any other time students MUST have a pass from a teacher).

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