Guidance News 8/30/2017

Last Day to Add or Drop a class is Thur. Sept. 7th. The last day to change a level in a class is Oct. 6th.

Senior College Application Process: College application season is upon us! On Sept. 13th, all seniors will meet with Mrs. Joens during their Xcel hour. At this time, we will go over the process for sending transcripts and recommendations through Naviance Family Connection. We will begin sending transcripts and class schedules at this time to ensure that all information is accurate and ready to be processed. This is ahead of all early action/decision deadlines at colleges & universities. It is important that students follow this procedure so that we can make sure their applications & transcripts are sent properly and received by the schools.

Area College Fairs:
UNI College Fair – Sept. 12th, 9-11:00am
Kirkwood College Fair – Sept. 13th, 9:30-11:30am
Golden Circle College Fair (Des Moines) – Sept. 24th, 12:30-3:00pm

St. Ambrose University Physical Therapy Open House: St. Ambrose will host a Physical Therapy Open House on Sat. Sept. 16th from 8:50am-3:00pm. This program has been very well received by several of our alumni. The cost is $10. For more information and to register please go to:

Job Shadow & Internship presentation for students: On Wed. Sep. 6th, Workplace Learning Center will be at Xavier to present to juniors & seniors about job shadow & internship opportunities offered through their program. These can help students decide what they want to study after they graduate. These activities also look great on college applications. Workplace Learning Connection works with hundreds of area employers to set up these opportunities. All juniors will be attending this presentation and seniors are encouraged to attend also. You can check out their website for more information. Application Due Date is Sept. 15th.

ZAPS ACT Prep Seminar: This will be held at Xavier on Sat. Sept. 16th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Cost for this seminar is $89.99. Register at: Doorway to College. There are also scholarships available. Please contact Anne Wallraff in guidance office if you would be interested in a scholarship ( If this date does not work for you, check out the other test prep seminars available to students on the Xavier Website.

ACT dates: The next ACT held at Xavier is Oct. 28th. Registration deadline is Sept. 22nd.

Next Week’s College Visits at Xavier:
Vanderbilt University – Sept. 6th
Hawkeye Community College – Sept. 7th
Dartmouth College – Sept. 7th