Juniors and seniors are counseled on standardized testing, formulating college lists, writing CVs and personal statements, completing their applications, and, most importantly, finding the right college "fit" so that they will thrive in their further education.

Grade 11

Juniors meet with visiting college admission representatives during the fall and spring.


All juniors at St. Stephen's take the PSAT in October. Scores on this test determine National Merit Scholarship status (US citizens only) for juniors and identify strengths and weaknesses in scholastic preparation and aptitude.

All juniors and their parents complete lengthy questionnaires about their interests and priorities, due by the end of November. In addition, all juniors write a Curriculum Vitae. Through this experience, students begin to track in detail their accomplishments and activities as individuals and students.


In January, Grade 11 students and their parents attend a College Orientation Evening to receive explanations of the college admissions and application process, and determine criteria for selection of colleges and universities in different national systems.


After the college evening for juniors, each student arranges a family meeting with the college counselor to begin discussing the student's personal and academic development, summer enrichment options, and college choices.


In the spring, as practice for the following year, juniors complete a draft of the personal statement or college essay and edit it with the help of the College Counselor.


Click on the following links for details about the college planning and application process, and an overview of preparation for the SAT and other standardized tests.

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