College Counseling Expectations
College counseling and planning begins as soon as they become a Cristo Rey Jesuit High School student. Our students have great resources and expertise at their fingertips.
Our rigorous college-prep curriculum prepares students for college courses. Our career exploration assessments and career speakers help identify professions that would be a good fits for students. Our online search tools help students research colleges. Our campus tours and admissions officers’ visits help students become more familiar with a school’s culture and programs. Our financial aid workshops and scholarship information help students figure out how to pay for college. Our Transition-to-College activities and Graduate Support Coordinator help students to be successful beyond their high school years.
To help our students achieve their dreams, the services available to them include:
Each student who registers for the ACT Exam has an account for one full year of online test prep with ACT. They are able to use this tool to take practice test questions anywhere, any time. An email is sent about this program at the time of registration for the exam. Student should check their email for information on activating this free account.
Each October and April, juniors take the ACT Exam at Cristo Rey. Each October, seniors take the ACT Exam at school also. The exam is offered the third Saturday of the month. Students are eligible for fee waivers if they qualify for free/reduced lunch and have turned in their federally-funded lunch form (the "blue form") to Ms. Maggie Schmidt, Nutrition Coordinator.
Students must bring their ACT admission ticket and a valid photo I.D. (school photo I.D. or government-issued photo I.D.) to be admitted to the exam
Seniors create and finalize their list of colleges with the college counseling department. They are encouraged to make an appointment for help updating resumes, polishing essays, and completing applications. Students should pay careful attention to all college admissions deadlines, as these dates are firm.
Students who apply to colleges with a regular admissions policy will receive an admissions decision by April 1st of their senior year.Regular Admission
Students who apply to colleges with a regular admissions policy will receive an admissions decision by April 1st of their senior year.