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Welcome to your new home for the next four years and beyond.  It is important that you understand what is expected of you, so that you can take the steps necessary to be successful at Loyola.

The LHS Counseling Department wants to make sure each student has a chance to prepare for both types of college admissions assessment tools, the SAT Reasoning and the ACT with Writing. Click below to find out more about the assessments students take at Loyola. Standardized Testing Review-The Basics

Remember that your freshman year grades do count!  They are used to calculate your cumulative grade point average and help determine which Honors/Advanced Placement course you’ll be eligible for as a sophomore.

The LHS Counseling Department wants to make sure each student has a chance to prepare for both types of college admissions assessment tools, the SAT Reasoning and the ACT with Writing. Click below to find out more about the assessments students take at Loyola. Standardized Testing Review-The Basics

If you’re taking AP World History or plan to take an AP in the next couple of years, you can click on the link below to find out more information about Advanced Placement curriculum and tests. Advanced Placement Exams
The LHS Counseling Department wants to make sure each student has a chance to prepare for both types of college admissions assessment tools, the SAT Reasoning and the ACT with Writing. Click below to find out more about the assessments students take at Loyola. Standardized Testing Review-The Basics

As a junior you will have another chance to test your skills on the PSAT in October. If you do well on the PSAT, you may qualify for National Merit consideration. Click on the link below to find out more about this assessment. The PSAT Assessment

During your Junior year students need to decide which college admission assessment on which they plan to concentrate, taking into consideration their EXPLORE, PLAN and PSAT scores. Click on the link below find out more about the ACT and upcoming test dates. The ACT Assessment

If you’ve decided to focus on the SAT Reasoning assessment you can click on the link below to get details about upcoming test dates. The SAT Assessment

Some seniors will also take advantage of taking the SAT Subject test. Click below to find out more about this opportunity. The SAT Subject Tests

If you’re taking an Advanced Placement class this year, it might be helpful to know more about Advanced Placement curriculum. You can also find out the day you’ll be taking your AP exam. Click on the link below to find out more information about Advanced Placement curriculum and tests. Advanced Placement Exams

It’s important for juniors to get a sense for the college matriculation process. The link below will help you understand the timeline for preparing for the college application process. The College Application Process – Getting Started

There are so many resources to help you in your research in the college application process, click on the link below to find out some of the best ways to collect information for your college search. The College Application Process – Doing Your Research

It’s also important for juniors to use their time and resources wisely. The better prepared you are for the college application process, the less stress you’ll feel! Click on the link below to learn more about the college admission application process. The College Admission Application – Essentials

There are hundreds of website and books dedicated to the college search process. Click on the link below to see some of the ones we liked best. The College Admission Process Appendix
By now you’ve already decided which college admissions assessment you’re focusing on. Click on the link below find out more about the ACT and upcoming test dates. The ACT Assessment

If you’ve decided to focus on the SAT Reasoning assessment you can click on the link below to get details about upcoming test dates. The SAT Assessment

Some seniors will also take advantage of taking the SAT Subject test. Click below to find out more about this opportunity. The SAT Subject Tests

If you’re taking an Advanced Placement class this year, you’re going to want to know about the end of the year AP tests. Click on the link below to find out more information about Advanced Placement curriculum and tests. Advanced Placement Exams

The Loyola High School Counseling Department has consolidated a variety of helpful information, which you will find useful in during the upcoming months. Click on any of the links below to help find answers to the questions you might have over the next 10 months. Remember that your counselor is always available; you simply need to stop by the Counseling Office and make an appointment. The College Application Process – Getting Started

There are so many resources to help you in your research in the college application process, click on the link below to find out some of the best ways to collect information for your college search. The College Application Process – Collecting Information

So when it’s time to get started on those applications, you’re going to need to know the essentials, click below to learn more about the college application process, getting recommendations from Loyola teachers, writing your personal statement, ordering transcripts and more. The College Application Process – The Essentials

To assure that you are making the best possible impression with your admission application, you’re going to want to remember to double-check the details. Click on the link below to make sure you’re not missing anything. The College Application Process – Before You Submit

One of the most important factors in determining which college you will attend next year will be financial aid. You may have heard a bit about this process, but you’re going to want to know as much as you can in the upcoming months. Click on the link below to find out more about financial aid terms, forms and the scholarship process. The College Admission Application – Financial Aid & Scholarships

After you submit your admission application, the waiting starts. It’s important that you understand how and when a college will indicate their admission decision. Click on the link below to better understand college admission decision letters. The College Admission Process – Understanding Admission Decisions

With the close of your final year of high school, some students take their ‘eye off the ball.’  The phenomenon of ‘checking out’ before your last final exams is called ‘Senioritis’ and it can greatly affect your future if you let it. Click below to find out how to avoid this detrimental experience. The College Admission Process – Senioritis: Don’t Let It Happen To You

There are hundreds of website and books dedicated to the college search process. Click on the link below to see some of the ones we liked best. The College Admission Process Appendix

Student/athletes always take on additional responsibilities. Not only do they need to maintain their grades, but they also represent Loyola High School, and their actions both on and off the athletic venue are a reflection of themselves and Loyola High School.

Student/athletes who choose to pursue an athletic career after Loyola High School also take on additional responsibilities in the college matriculation process.   Be sure to consult your coaches and parents when considering an athletic career beyond Loyola High School!

Below are a few resources that LHS student/athletes will find valuable.

Understanding NCAA Recruiting

National Colligate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center

National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility Center

Click to see a list of NCAA approved courses on Loyola High School’s Form 48H

Loyola High School NCAA approved core classes list