Parent Meeting, Monday 9/21: College Admissions and the Redesigned PSAT/SAT

Monday, September 21– Parent Presentation: “The College Application Process” @ 6:30 p.m. at SVGS  

This presentation is open to all SVGS students and parents. The session will include a discussion of ways to minimize stress in the college application process and  suggestions for testing and advice on the college admissions process regarding the re-designed PSAT and SAT.

SVGS provides an opportunity for students and parents to receive additional support  by making college counseling resources available.  We are extremely fortunate to have Mr. Russ Ingersoll serve SVGS in that capacity.  Mr. Ingersoll retired from Fishburne with over 30 years of experience in student counseling and has been working as a college counselor in the area since 2011.  Mr. Ingersoll will be at SVGS on the dates listed below.


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Individual Consultations with Seniors (Fall, 2015)

Sept. 24 (Priority is given to students applying early action/decision!)

Sept. 30 (Priority is given to students applying early action/decision!)

Oct. 8

Oct. 21

Nov. 4

Nov. 12


If students and/or your parents would like to meet with Mr. Ingersoll individually, please call Mrs. Conner at 245-5088 or stop by and sign-up as soon as possible (no emails please as times may be full).   Appointments are scheduled for 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 am until 11:00 am.  I encourage you to take advantage of this resource to assist you in decision making, organization and working through this application process.  Mr. Ingersoll will be available for individual consultations for juniors in the spring.  Please refer to the website for those dates.


images (2)Juniors: All juniors should take the PSAT this year to practice for the redesigned format of the SAT beginning in March 2016.  Students need to register with for testing with their high school.  Each school sets its own deadline for registration which are usually mid-September.  The PSAT date is Wednesday, Oct. 14.  The PSAT is given at the high school so students testing will miss SVGS that morning. We will adjust our schedule to minimize missed work.

Seniors: The deadline to register for the Oct. SAT is Sept. 3.  The deadline to register for the Oct. ACT is Sept. 18.  It is recommended that seniors take the SAT or ACT at least twice.  The Oct. test results are returned in time for early decision admission consideration.  Scores from later testing dates are not usually considered in early admissions decisions.  The Oct. test is important for students not planning on early decision to provide flexibility if students wish additional testing  opportunities to improve their scores.

College Night

College Night is typically held at RHS from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. images  Nearly 60 college/university representatives as well as representatives from the armed forces will be available to talk with parents about opportunities beyond high school.  Contact your high school counselors for more details.

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