Preparing Boys for Life.

College Counseling Calendar

At The Haverford School, students are assigned a college counselor in the middle of their sophomore year. Together, the student, counselor, and family explore the options available to each student. During their junior year, students meet individually with their college counselor, attend weekly "college seminar" classes, and are introduced to the various pieces of their college search.

Each fall, College Counseling hosts over 100 college admissions representatives who meet with our students. Additionally, there are a number of evening programs, led by college admissions officers.

Freshman Year

The freshman year at Haverford is an exciting time. Students adjust to new expectations in the Upper School, with more difficult classes and a wider array of activities and opportunities.

High school should be the focus now, not college. Working hard in class and doing as well as possible is the most important goal. Students should also begin their involvement in co-curricular clubs, organizations, and sports teams. They should find meaningful ways to spend free time, whether at school or off campus.

Our advice to freshmen: commit yourself to your classes, your school, and challenge yourself to get involved. If you do this, you will truly make the most out of every opportunity available to you at Haverford. You will have a wonderful experience here, AND you will have prepared yourself well for life after Haverford.

Sophomore Year

October
PSAT

February
College counselors are assigned to each student

March
College Night for students & parents

April/May
SAT & ACT Diagnostic testing
Main Line College Fair at Villanova

June
SAT Subject Tests (for some students)

Junior Year

October

  • PSAT
  • College Night including guest speaker from college admissions office
  • Students have opportunity during their free periods to meet with college admissions representatives visiting THS
  • Evening Program: A Conversation About Paying for College

November

  • SAT

December

  • SAT & ACT

January-April

  • Weekly college counseling seminars
  • Individual student meetings with your college counselor
  • Family meetings with college counselor after initial student meetings

February

  • College Night
  • ACT

March/April

  • SAT

Spring Break

  • This is a great time to visit college campuses

April-June

  • Independent School College Fair
  • Mock interviews with college admissions representatives
  • Mock application review with college admissions representatives
  • ACT

May

  • SAT or SAT Subject Tests
  • Request (in writing) two teacher recommendations

June

  • SAT or SAT Subject Tests
  • ACT

Summer

  • Essay writing workshops at Haverford
  • Visit college campuses (interview if available)
  • If you are considering particular colleges or programs because of a specialized interest or talent, use the summer months to gain greater exposure in the field.

Senior Year

August

  • SAT (for Class of 2018)

September

  • Individual meetings with college counselors throughout the fall
  • Meetings with college representatives visiting Haverford
  • Continue working on college applications and essays
  • ACT

October

  • SAT or SAT Subject Tests
  • ACT
  • Begin completing financial aid applications (workshop at Haverford)
  • Evening Program: A Conversation About Paying for College

November

  • Early Decision/Early Action applications are due
  • SAT or SAT Subject Tests

December

  • College list finalized
  • Request to have your official test scores forwarded to colleges
  • SAT or Subject Tests
  • ACT

March/April

  • All colleges notify students of decisions by April 1

May

  • National deposit deadline, May 1

June

  • Final transcript sent