Counseling Services

The Counseling Department provides service and information in the following areas:

  • Academic advising
  • College and career advising
  • Demerits/attendance
  • Post-secondary financial aid and scholarships
  • Testing: Practice ACT, PSAT, ACT, AP, ACT EXPLORE, ACT PLAN

The academic counselors schedule an appointment at least once yearly with each student. In addition to the annual academic appointment, students are always welcome to make an appointment with their academic counselor or the college coordinator. To schedule an appointment, students should request in person or via email. 

Download an overview of counseling activities for students at each grade level Download

Private Scholarships

All outside/private scholarships are listed in Naviance Student under the Colleges tab. Click on Scholarship List and you will see several scholarships. Mrs. McMinn will be updating the list as we receive information about additional scholarships. Check back often and be mindful of deadlines! Questions? See Mrs. McMinn.

College Admissions Counselors at Boylan

The following College Admissions Counselors are scheduled to visit Boylan on the following dates/times. Visits will take place in room 212A. Make sure to check the schedule below for visitation times.

Juniors and Seniors are eligible to participate in these visits.   If you wish to meet with any of the representatives, please sign up through your Naviance Student account, at least 24 hours prior to the visit. If you have questions, please see Mrs. McMinn in room 210 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For College Representatives Interested in Visiting Boylan

The Counseling Department welcomes college admissions representatives during the fall and the spring.

The Counseling Department will schedule two colleges/universities per period, with special exceptions during peak travel times. Visits can be made at 8:00, 8:55, 9:50, 11:35, 12:25, 1:20, and 2:15. To set up a visit, please visit RepVisits.com.

When visiting Boylan, you may park in the parking circle located outside the main entrance off of Campus Hills Blvd. As a reminder, you will be asked to present a photo ID when you enter the building. We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

Letters of Recommendations

Students must set up an appointment with Mrs. McMinn if they are requesting a Letter of Recommendation or using The Common Application.

Please remember that recommendation requests must be submitted at least two weeks before the preferred deadline and students must fill out a Letter of Recommendation Survey in Naviance Student.

Transcripts

ALL transcripts for college admissions, regardless of graduation year, are to be sent electronically through the web service Parchment. If you have questions about Parchment, please contact Mrs. Fehrle.

For graduates needing an official sealed transcript for job applications or scholarships, you may request a transcript by submitting this form Download to Boylan’s main office. The cost is $5.00 per transcript (cash or check only), payable at time of request. All requests must be made in writing. 

ACT/SAT Testing

ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/

Boylan Testing Location

Center Code: 173670

April 13, 2019

June 8, 2019

Information about ACT prep options can be found here: Download

SAT: https://www.collegeboard.org/

Boylan High School Code (Required for ACT, SAT, AP): 143697

Additional Information & Resources

Boylan Counseling Facebook

Boylan Counseling Twitter

My College Quick Start(a free personalized college and career planning tool – for use by JUNIORS after taking the PSAT)

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

ACT: College & Career Planning

SAT & AP / College Search

College / Scholarship Search

The Common Application (single application used by many colleges) 

FAFSA (file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after Oct. 1 of Senior year) 

NCAA and NAIA Eligibility

College Academic Eligibility Calculator for NCAA (to figure out core course GPA and sum ACT) (Boylan School ID: 143697  School Code: 767610699)

NCAA Eligibility Center

NAIA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility/NAIA Eligibility PDF - Download

CoreCourseGPA - NCAA Eligibility ToolPDF - Download

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Required Attendance: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Senior Awards Assembly

Student absence is not allowed for any reason. If a student is unavoidably absent, he/she will be required to make-up the day on an alternate calendar day assigned by the Dean of Students.