The Guidance Department provides service and information in the following areas:
The counseling staff is available to assist students in academic advisement, career exploration, college planning and other areas of personal interest and concern Students may see any counselor by completing an Interview Request Form available from the Guidance secretary. The Guidance staff schedules an appointment at least once yearly with each student.
The Guidance Information Center is located in Room 212. The Information Center contains current college catalogues and information on careers, vocations, trade schools, social agencies, scholarships and military services. Materials may be checked out through the Guidance secretary.
Requests for college recommendations and applications must be submitted at
For graduates prior to 2012 you will continue to request a transcript by submitting the form below. The cost is $5.00 per transcript, payable at time of request. All requests must be made in writing.
The Guidance department will host its 15th annual college Financial Aid Night (FAN) in the auditorium on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
This program will feature speakers from Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University addressing financial aid issues such as the FAFSA, loans, and scholarships. A $300 scholarship door prize will be raffled to a senior student's family. Mark your calendar!
This summer, if you are interested in preparing for college and exploring different academic majors or careers, consider attending a Pre-College Summer Program. Each program offers diverse experiences to help you discover new interests and strengthen your current skills. Costs for each program vary. (Most programs take place on university campuses for a week or longer). Look for new postings every month this spring. For program details, go to the website listed or see Mrs. Nooner in Room 216.
PSAT TEST DATE - Wed. October 16, 2013.
The PSAT/NMSQT includes writing, math, and reading sections. Although the PSAT/NMSQT is NOT used by colleges for admissions selection, it affords juniors the chance to become acclimated with the format and content of college entrance exams, such as the SAT exam. A further advantage is that this same test is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), entering all juniors in that competition. Each junior receives a PSAT Student Guide containing excellent preparatory material plus a copy of a full-length PSAT test to use for practice. Please encourage your student to study this material. Additional test taking tips and practice questions can be found at the College Board website. Students should come prepared with #2 pencils and a calculator (scientific/graphing recommended). Students should report to their assigned test room by 7:45 a.m. and will be dismissed approximately at 11:15 a.m.
The following College Admissions Counselors are scheduled to visit Boylan on the following dates/times. Visits will take place between 12:50-1:18 -or- 2:30-3:05 in the Guidance office, room 212A. Make sure to check the schedule below for visitation times.
If you wish to make an appointment to see one of the visiting College Admissions Counselors, fill out a “College Visit Request” form found in the Guidance office. If you have a class 7th period, you must have permission from your teacher to attend. All requests must be in no later than 3:05 p.m. the day before the scheduled visit.
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