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College Corner

College Counseling Office

The College Counseling team works with students throughout all four high school years at Cristo Rey. Through one on one advising, classroom workshops and presentations, field trips and college-related events, both parents and students are actively engaged in the college application process. The primary responsibility of the College team is to ensure that all students are on track to apply to and enroll in a best-fit college by providing a college counseling curriculum and cultivating a school-wide college culture.
Please visit the College Counseling section of the website for more information: College Counseling
College Planning Process for Seniors: Updated 11.4. 2021

In terms of the college process, your child should have done the following at this point:

  • Sent Teacher Recommendation Requests through Naviance
  • Final Resume
  • Final College List
    • Final College List is ON NAVIANCE
    • Final College List is ON COMMON APP (minus non-Common App schools)
    • Create application accounts for non-Common App schools
  • Signed FERPA on Common App
  • Linked Common App and Naviance accounts
  • Decided if you are applying early to ANY schools
  • Rough Draft of College Essay
  • Financial Aid
    • Identify necessary Financial Aid Forms for College List (CSS, FASFA)
    • FSA ID for student
    • FSA ID for parent
    • Complete the FASFA

If your child has not completed those action items, you will be notified by a member of the college counseling office.

Upcoming Events

September 14 - Back to School Night (6-7 pm) 
September 28 – BC High College Fair (1:45-3:00 pm) 
October 5 - Financial Aid Night (6-7 pm) 
October 11- School Wide SAT and PSAT (All Day) 
January 11- College Planning Night(6-7pm) 
March 14- Understanding the Award Letter(6-7pm) 
April 10 - Alumni Panel (TBD) 
April 15-19 Decision Meetings (Spring Break, by appointment) 
May 2 - BC High Spring Fair (TBD) 


College Board: research colleges, register for SAT’s, check SAT scores, send SAT scores to colleges, CSS profile (for those that need it), search for scholarships
Naviance: The home of your OFFICIAL college list, ask teachers officially for recommendation letters (also where college counselor sends transcripts, etc. to schools)
Common App: The online application used by most schools for applications.
FSA ID: Create account for parent and student to apply for financial aid
FAFSA: Apply for financial aid