- St. Augustine High School has created a College Counseling Handbook to help guide students and parents through this extensive process.
- If you are a college admissions counselor and would like to visit our campus please visit our College Visits page to schedule a day and time.
Financial Aid information
- FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/): Beginning on October 1st, students and parents should fill out the FAFSA using the tax returns from the prior year in order to apply for federal aid.
- CSS Profile: Certain schools will require more information about your finances. Beginning as early as September students/parents can begin filling out a CSS Profile if they are applying to a school that requires it. To see a list of schools requiring a CSS profile click here.
- Scholarships: Students can access an updated list of scholarships through Naviance on the ‘Colleges’ tab in the Scholarships section. Other sites such as FastWeb and Unigo offer many scholarship opportunities any student can apply for.
- Please see pages 33-35 of the College Counseling Handbook for more information
- SAT Registration: www.collegeboard.org
- ACT Registration: www.actstudent.org
- The PSAT 8/9 is given to freshman students in October with results delivered in December.
- The PSAT/NMSQT is given to 10th and 11th grade students in October. 11th grade students may qualify for large scholarship offers if they are among the highest scoring group in the nation.
- The majority of 4-year universities will require students to take either the ACT or SAT.
- Students should take either, or both, of these exams for the first time in the spring of their junior year. Tests are often retaken in the Fall of senior year in an attempt to improve scores.
- St. Augustine High School has partnered with The Princeton Review to offer prep classes on the campus of SAHS to juniors at a discounted price. Please contact your counselor for a schedule or when these courses are offered.
- Please see pages 29-32 of the College Counseling Handbook for 2016-17 test dates and more information on testing
- To see a list of universities that are Test Optional (meaning they do not require you to report your test scores as part of the application process) go to www.fairtest.org
- Students and parents will be registered with a Naviance account beginning in 9th grade
- College Search Tools, Career Interest Inventory, Resume Builder, and Personality Profiles will be used and completed by students throughout their high school career.
- As seniors, the entire college application process will be streamlined through Naviance so it is critical students have an account and know their username and password.
- Please see pages 4-7 of the College Counseling Handbook for more information on Naviance.
- In order to participate in NCAA sports, students are required to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students should begin this process at the beginning of their junior year.
- Division 1 Requirements
16 core courses completed with at least a 2.3 GPA in these core courses (4 years English, 3 years math, 2 years natural/physical science w/ one year lab, 1 year additional of either English/math/science, 2 years social studies, 4 years of additional courses)
- Division II Requirements
14 core courses with at least a 2.2 GPA in these courses (3 years English, 2 years math, 2 years natural/physical science w/ one year lab, 2 years additional of either English/math/science, 2 years social studies, 3 years additional courses)
- For more information on NCAA requirements please see page 38 of the College Counseling Handbook .