Resources for Juniors post_secondary


Check out these upcoming virtual events and resources!

"Writing an Effective College Essay" - Presentation by Julie Nelson, Midwest Regional Recruitment Director, from Xavier University. Click HERE for the recording. This is the presentation originally scheduled for April 29th that was postponed.
Please check out this GREAT resource that include common essay prompts, sample essays, videos with advice from the experts, and more here!
Chicago Area Regional Representatives (CARR) YouTube Channel: Click HERE!
Some video topics include: College Search, College Essays, Virtual Tours, and more! These videos are done by admission reps that live in the area and work with Hersey students!
CARR (Chicago Area Regional Representatives) is a professional organization for college admissions professionals based in the Chicago, Illinois area. Currently, CARR consists of 130+ members from over 90 in-state, out-of-state, and international institutions. CARR members work with students and counselors in Illinois, and in some instances other Midwestern states.


Click HERE for Junior Guidance Part 2 given to juniors on Feb.28/March 1.


Click HERE for the Junior Guidance presentation given to all juniors on October 22-23, 2019!


Click HERE for the Junior Parent University presentation, "Finding the Right Fit,"  given on November 20, 2019!


Starting a college search:

As the first step in the college search process students identify what is important to them in a college or university. Early in junior year, making college visits and talking with admissions representative at JHHS or at a local college fair can be a valuable way to identify college traits of importance. For more information on campus visits, college fairs and meetings with college representatives, visit this webpage. In addition, counselors meet with juniors three times during the academic year to provide information on career exploration, building a college list, assessing the likelihood of acceptance, the application process, standardized testing.

Testing Resources:

The Complete JHHS Post-Secondary Planning Guide: "What's Next? Planning for Life After High School" (updated 12/2019)

Subsections include:
  • Exploring Post High School Options
  • College Planning (including standardized test information)
  • The Application Process
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • College Planning Calendar
  • Appendices: Websites, College Admission Selectivity Categories, Glossary

Follow the JHHS Post-secondary Office on social media @LifeAfterHersey on these sites: