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College/Post-Secondary Planning

Senior Year

College/Post-Secondary Planning

Senior Seminars: During Term 1, students will work on resumes, applications, college essays etc. with assistance of school counselors. Senior Seminar runs one time per cycle. Students will have 7-8 lessons throughout term one.

TEC College Fair: Normally held in March at Westwood High School.  Date TBD

Individual College Meetings: Students meet and communicate frequently with their counselors while determining post-secondary plans.

Senior College Planning Night: The NHS School Counseling staff invites senior parents and students to join us for a presentation on the college application and admissions process. Our staff will review the college process and answer any questions you may have.  This virtual presentation will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:30pm.  - Click this link to watch the presentation:  Senior College Planning Night Presentation

Financial Aid Night: Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college.  An experienced representative from MA Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will provide an overview of the financing process, including different types of financial aid, the application process, and determining financing options for your family. Visit www.mefa.org/seniors for all financial aid planning, tips and advice. Date: TBD

Junior & Senior Year Forms

Junior Year

Junior College Planning Night:  January 2022

Junior Seminars: Term 4, students will work on post-secondary planning research with the help of school counselors. Students will use Naviance to update resumes, complete college searches, view scattergrams etc.

Junior Course Selections: March, 2022 - Juniors meet individually with school counselors to review senior year courses and review the college planning timeline.

Parent/Guardian Meetings: March, 2022 - Junior parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for individual counselor meetings to discuss the post-secondary planning process.

NHS College & Post-Secondary Fair - TBD in NHS Dining Hall immediately after school

SAT/Subject Tests: 

Career Interest Seminar: TBD


Early College & Career Planning

One of our main goals as guidance counselors is to ensure that our students and families are well-informed regarding the college and career planning process. In an effort to provide a jump-start on the process, counselors hold an evening presentation each year in May/June called "Early College Readiness Night". Below is information delivered that evening. 

PowerPoint Presentation: Early College Readiness Night

Welcome & Sample Transcript

Financial Aid Checklist

Pertinent Information regarding the College Planning Process


Exploration and Research Tools

Common Application
Application used by more than 400 colleges/universities; students must become member with username/password.

College Board
SAT/Subject Tests/AP Testing information

ACT Practice Tests (via CU Tutoring & Test Prep)

Massachusetts Public Universities

Occupational Outlook Handbook

School-based website encouraging career and college exploration; usernames and passwords are unique to each student.

LD Online
Website devoted to learning disabilities and ADHD; resource for college planning

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.