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College Counseling

As Bosco students approach the end of their high school experience, we take great care guiding them and their families through their personal college search process. As a department we believe that the search process should be primarily focused on discovering universities that offer the student an education and experience that will enable them to pursue their future aspirations. Counselors work collaboratively with families to discern their goals and financial needs and to define their expectations. Through this collaborative partnership, a well-balanced list of universities will be developed. After admission decisions are received, counselors will support students throughout the final college decision-making process.

  • What Colleges Are Looking For: As you plan courses with your counselor, please note that colleges want to see you challenge yourself in all four years of high school. Most colleges evaluate your transcript and application by looking at:
    • Your academic GPA
    • The quality of your college prep courses (AP and Honors courses), including what you take and how you perform in your SENIOR year
    • Your SAT or ACT standardized test scores
    • Extracurricular activities (e.g., community service, clubs, leadership activities, internships)
    • Special talents, awards or achievements in your high school experience (e.g., visual/performing arts, athletics, special subject projects for which you have been recognized)