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COUNSELORS

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Jason Whalen
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jwhalen@ndpma.org
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Jamie Rodda
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Margie Willis Bond
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Vlado Salic
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Denise Mahoney
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MISSION STATEMENT

mary_fallDeveloping good Christian persons, upright citizens and academic scholars, the Notre Dame Preparatory School Guidance and Counseling Department provides comprehensive, coordinated services including age-appropriate academic, personal, and career counseling while focusing on the individual student.

Resources

Request for Letter of Recommendation
Career profiling for juniors and seniors
(with PSAT code)
College visitation questions
Scholarship help

Transcript request form
Web resources

COUNSELING HOURS:
Mon.-Fri., 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Ph:  248-373-9649       
Fax: 248-373-8024    
NDP School CEEB Code: 233-040

Naviance:  www.connection.naviance.com/ndps

Twitter: Follow @NDP_Counseling

Click here for the 2018-19 Student Profile
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Academic Advising
  • ACT Prep Workshops (Feb.-Apr.)
  • College & Career Counseling
  • College & Scholarship Applications
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Informal Presentations
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Naviance Guidance
  • Parent Informal and Formal Meetings
  • Personal Counseling
  • Program Organization
  • Responsive Services
  • Student Interviews & Individual Mtgs.
  • Summer Institute
  • Test Coordinators
  • Tutoring Referrals
(Click here for middle-division Guidance and Counseling department – grades 6-8)

Counseling News
Seniors — Seventh semester grades will be sent as they are made available to us in early – mid January.  If your college has requested your seventh semester grades before they make a decision, let us know by completing the on- line request. Seventh Semester Transcript Request  Your Common App schools will automatically get the mid-year report and your seventh semester grades with it.

Seniors and Parents — Deadline to complete the FAFSA to maximize your opportunity for need-based scholarships and/or low-interest government loans is quickly approaching.

Juniors — ACT workshop from College Quest, offered here on campus begins this week. and ends in late March, just ahead of ACT testing date.  Students can choose either Wednesday or Thursday sessions after school at 3:30 till 5:15.  $230 includes all course materials and instruction on content as well as test taking techniques from seasoned professionals.  25 students or less per class, first come first serve.  There is still time to register.   Registration forms are available in the Counseling office, are linked on your Naviance home page or here – Wednesday's 2017 ACT Preparation Course or Thursday's 2017 ACT Preparation Course.  Complete the appropriate form and return to Ms. Mahoney in the counseling office with a check for the cost of the class.  

Juniors – Register for the Feb. ACT test at www.actstudent.org.  Consider taking the SAT at least once as well.  Register at www.collegeboard.org


SENIOR NOTES

*  Make sure to check Naviance and add your college selections.

*  Make sure you keep a list of all your scholarships you have been awarded.

*  Sign up on Naviance for any college rep visits.

JUNIOR NOTES

*  Sign up on Naviance for any college rep visits.

Go to www.actstudent.org to sign up for ACT and to see a schedule of upcoming dates (our CEEB code is 233-040).

*  Juniors should register and take the ACT and/or SAT at least once prior to Senior year.

WHY TAKE THE ACT?   Click Here.

To register for the ACT test, go to: www.actstudent.org  

For SAT, go to: www.collegeboard.com

    NDP is a national ACT testing site (code 201480).

    Use NDP school CEEB code 233-040 when registering for the ACT.

    Winter and Spring breaks as well as days off throughout the year can be excellent opportunities to visit your prospective colleges. Schedule your visits at least two weeks in advance.

Juniors and their parents: Opportunities for admission are often directly related to student academic performance and proper early preparation. Your counselor can be a good resource for you. Take a look at the "Junior to do list" for general guidelines. Helpful links and information regarding college and ACT preparation have been posted on Naviance. Students will be receiving additional information during their individual interviews with their counselor.

Juniors and Sophomores… Many universities offer some sort of pre-college summer camps, providing students with an opportunity to explore various career fields and develop leadership skills.  Consider doing a summer camp, job shadowing, internship, or part time job in the career field of your interest.  This experience may make you more desirable to college admission representatives.  Check out this link for additional info

Summer Enrichment Programs

SOPHOMORE NOTES

 
FRESHMEN NOTES
 
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