Cornelia Connelly School is a college-preparatory curriculum focused on the individual student and serving her through the college admissions process through guidance, support and advocacy. The college counselor is dedicated to helping students find the best college or university for each student's individual needs, strengths and goals. Beginning freshmen year Connelly students and families are encouraged to attend presentations on admissions topics such as testing, curriculum choices, and admission trends. Starting in the spring prior to their junior year, students meet with the college counselor individually to prepare them to begin their college exploration process. Resources and guidance are provided on topics such as: admission trends, financial aid, testing, college exploration, personal statement development and the application process.
2015-2016 Academic Profile
*Source: ACT, female students only
**Source: College Board, female students only
114 exams taken, 91% of students scored 3 or higher.
On the Connelly campus, students have access to a College Center - in the Connelly library - with college/university catalogs, guidebooks, view books, applications and SAT/ACT information. A full-time college counselor meets with students and their parents. Ninth graders will begin their first-course registration with a 4-year graduation plan to help them think about working toward college.
Prepare for the New PSAT/ NMSQT
SAT and ACT Prep Classes
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The College Corner is published weekly in the school's weekly e-newsletter, the Connelly at a Glance. The College Corner lists links to many college/university-related web sites to assist in searching for colleges, researching financial aid and connecting instantly with California college/university web sites. Up-to-date scholarship and contest information also is available.
SAT Registration Deadline for Sophomores and Juniors (Presentation given to sophomore and junior parents at the Sept. 3, 2015 meeting)
College requirements and testing information for seniors (Presentation given to senior parents at the Aug. 25, 2015 meeting.)
(all visits are held in room 2):
9/8 @ Conference – Mount Saint Mary’s University
9/9 @ Lunch – Loyola University Chicago
9/10 @ Lunch – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
9/11 @ Conference – Loyola Marymount University
9/14 @ Lunch – Miami University
9/15 @ Conference – Saint Mary’s College of California
9/21 @ Conference – Hollins University
9/24 @ Lunch – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
9/28 @ Lunch – Boston College
9/29 @ Lunch – Monmouth University
The Common Application: A non-profit, membership organization that is committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. The group serves students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing online applications that students and school officials may submit to any of the 450 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process. www.commonapp.org
CSU Mentor: A website to assist students in learning about the California State University system and preparing and planning for college, selecting appropriate CSU campuses, financing their education and helping students apply. The CSU system consists of 23 campuses. www.csumentor.edu
University of California: A "how-to" guide to apply to the University of California system (UC). www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
California Colleges: A source for college and career planning in California. www.californiacolleges.edu/
The National Catholic College Admission Association: A non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education. http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org
College Board: The College Matchmaker http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/index.jsp
A matchmaker program provided by College Board that enables students to determine colleges best suited for them or provide more information on a school they already have in mind.
Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities: Serving 28 Jesuit colleges and Universities in the United States in fostering Jesuit Catholic identity. http://office.ajcunet.edu/jcss/jcss.asp?Index=Search