Notre Dame is known for the excellence of its college admissions process. As sophomores, students are encouraged to explore careers and colleges using Naviance, an Internet-based software program that includes SAT/ACT test preparation and can also be accessed from home.
In collaboration with Sacred Heart Academy, Notre Dame sponsors an annual College Fair Night in early October. More than 100 college and university representatives are in attendance to answer questions, provide information, and distribute materials on their college.
In the college selection process, junior year is key. The Guidance Counselor begins by reviewing each student’s scores on the PSAT and PLAN to help better prepare for the SAT and/or ACT. Students then meet on a regular basis with their counselor to review the Naviance program
; how to search for a college; what a college is looking for; resume building; the college application form and teacher recommendations; and college visits and interviews. In the spring, each student’s guidance counselor meets with him and his family to help organize a list of colleges that mirror his interest and academic ability.
In senior year, the Department continues its review and support for each student. We recommend that all applications be completed and turned into Guidance by mid-November.