Welcome to the College Counseling Services information page! We look forward to working with you and your student who is preparing for college! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Marie Weyback, Director of College Advising & Registrar, at extension 6242 or email@example.com.
At Bishop Shanahan High School, we know that applying to colleges and universities is an exciting time in our 12th grade students' lives. As our students engage in their college search, they will be inspired to develop an attitude of determination, persistence and self-discipline. The application process requires all of this and we are here to help.
BSHS College Counselors work closely with our students and their families as they prepare for this next important step in their lives. It is never too early to begin evaluating the wide range of college choices. Our goal each year is to help students to find their best college or university fit, and we have a 100% college acceptance rate each year.
- College Scholarships
- Scholarship Resources
- College Admissions Visit BSHS
- Class of 2022 Highlights
- College Counseling Process
- Resources for Seniors
- College Fair
- Financial Aid Workshop
- College Athletics Recruitment
- Instant Decision Day
- Transcript Info
- Small Group Sessions
- Pre-College Programs
Chadds Ford Township Resident Association Annual Scholarship Award
Click here to view the application.
Requirements for Application:
- The applicant must be in the 12th year of education and accepted into a post 12th grade educational program. Examples of programs include a four-year college or university, community college, military academy, or vocational school
- Cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
- The applicant must be a resident of Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County.
- Applicants must apply on their own behalf.
- Financial need is not a requirement.
- The application form, as provided by the Residents Association found the website, shall be received by April 1, of the 2023 academic year.
- Submissions may be made by mail or email: Scholarship Committee Chadds Ford
- Township Residents Association P. O. Box 823 Chadds Ford, PA 19317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for Drexel University's undergraduate college scholarships.
Health and Welfare Foundation of Chester County
The Health and Welfare Foundation of Chester County has announced that applications are now available for the Alma Newlin Educational Fund for students pursuing a healthcare-related major.
The Alma Newlin Scholarship is intended for students who reside in Avon Grove, Kennett, Octorara, Oxford and Unionville-Chadds Ford School Districts.
For more information and to submit an application, please visit:https://apply.hwfscc.org/#
Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship (FN)
DEADLINE: March 15
- Student attending the University of Delaware.
- Demonstrating financial need.
AWARD: One time award up to $2,500.
The Thomas and Mary Jo Russo Scholarship
4 year Scholarship worth $20,000 to a student from Chester or Delaware County in Pennsylvania, as well as students in New Castle County in Delaware. The scholarship is for students interested in majors including business, nursing, engineering, math, pre-med, and more. Online applications will be available to students beginning December 15, 2022.
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students are welcome to connect with college and university admissions officers during their lunch period throughout the school year. The admissions officers are hosted at their own individual table in the Cafeteria, bringing a wealth of information about their respective school. They are available to share information about their school, answer students' questions, and provide brochures to interested students.
Following is a list of the colleges that will be visiting Bishop Shanahan students during the lunch periods. Junior and Senior students are encouraged to speak with the college representatives with questions about their institution and application requirements.
Please see below the colleges visiting Bishop Shanahan during the Lunch Periods:
- Chestnut Hill College at 10:30 AM
- Neumann University at 10:30 AM
- Cecil College at 10:30 AM
With the support of the BSHS College Advisor, our Guidance Counselors will meet with your student regularly throughout their high school career and our college advisor will meet individually with them and their parents frequently during their junior and senior year, after the College Process Assembly.
- Choose challenging courses for senior year
- Make a list of potential colleges
- Call colleges to request to be put on their mailing list
- Take the SATs / ACT
- Complete the "Student Activities Resume"
- Request academic letters of recommendation
- Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan to participate in collegiate athletics
- Consider summer programs at various colleges in subject areas that interest you.
- Schedule tours/interviews at prospective colleges
- Register for the SATs / ACT if you plan to take them in the early fall
- Begin scholarship search
- Meet with College Adviser to ensure decisions
- Start preparing applications; review the requirements, qualifications and deadlines for acceptance at the college of student's choice.
- Begin to work on essay for college applications
- Get recommendation letters from teachers
- Visit college representatives that come to Shanahan at the Lunch Visits
- Check registration dates for the fall SAT / ACT
- Attend BSHS College Fair
- Take the SATs / ACT again
- Check to see if college of choice requires SAT II tests
- Continue to complete college applications. Check dates if applying Early Decision.
- Submit transcript requests to the Guidance Department
- Ensure deadlines are being met with college applications, especially for those apply Early Decision
- If college needs 1st quarter grades, requests submitted to the Guidance Department
- Good grades check-in
- Search for scholarship opportunities both on the web and in the Guidance Department resource books
- College applications complete
- Transcripts requested before Christmas break
- Good grades check-in as students prepare for mid-terms
- Parents complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Continue to explore scholarship opportunities
- Make final visits to prospective colleges
- Financial packages from the colleges received
- Ensure the policy on depositing/confirming enrollment with college of choice
- May 1st is the deadline for enrolling in college of choice
- Request final transcript to be sent to college
Bishop Shanahan High School will host its 15th Annual College Fair on Tuesday, September 27th, from 7:00–9:00 PM in the school gymnasium.
Universities and colleges from 18 states plus the District of Columbia will have admissions representatives on hand to speak with prospective students regarding admission, majors, financial aid, and student life.
Just as high school juniors and seniors begin another school year, many of them will start preparations to select a college or university which best meets their needs. College visits can be a daunting task. This College Fair has been designed to accommodate financial strictures during a difficult time in our economy. This affords parents and students the luxury of ‘visiting’ colleges and universities all across the country in one evening, while making lasting connections with college officials. The colleges appreciate the chance to meet and greet many prospective students at one venue. All in all, it is a win-win event for both students and colleges.
Stay tuned for a complete list of colleges attending the fair, to be posted here! All high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.
By junior year, if our students are interested in participating in varsity intercollegiate sports, our coaches and Athletic Department help them to begin determining which college/university athletic programs appeal to them.
Each year, college-bound students interested in participating in intercollegiate athletic programs are also invited to a recruitment event held at BSHS. Division I, II, and III colleges and universities and schools from the Colonial Athletic Association attend this event.
Students who normally submit applications in November or December can wait up to four or five months to hear a reply from the college or university of their choice. At BSHS, we help interested students to shorten their college/university admission process by hosting an Instant Decision Day. On this day, seniors or rising seniors apply, interview and receive an admissions decision (including, in some cases, financial or merit aid) all in a single day - a great alternative to the long wait. If accepted, students then have until National Decision Day, May 1, of their senior year, to accept or refuse the admissions offer.
Immaculata University Instant Decision Day - October 20, 2022
Millersville University Instant Decision Day - December 6, 2022
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program
Early Decision and International Application Deadline: February 1
Regular Decision, Scholarship, AIS, CSS, and SAMS* Application Deadline: March 15
*AI Scholars (AIS), Computer Science Scholars (CSS), Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS)
- Early Decision is NOT binding.
- Early, Regular, and International Application decisions are rolling admission.
- AIS, CSS, SAMS, and Scholarship Application decisions are sent on April 5.
- Opening Day: Saturday, July 1, 2023
Orientation Day: Sunday, July 2, 2023
- First Day of Classes: Monday, July 3, 2023
- No Classes: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
- 3-Week Program Classes End: Friday, July 21, 2023 (Residential Move-Out: Sat., July 22)
- 4-Week Program Classes End: Friday, July 28, 2023 (Residential Move-Out: Sat., July 29)
- 5-Week Program Classes End: Friday, August 4, 2023 (Residential Move-Out: Sat., August 5)
- 6-Week Program Classes End: Friday, August 11, 2023 (Residential Move-Out: Sat., August 12)
- Opening Day is the primary move-in day for residential students. Early Arrival is approved on an individual basis.
- Orientation Day is required for residential and commuter students, providing students and families with important program and campus life information.
- International students arrive on Thursday, June 29, with International Orientation on Friday, June 30.
- ALL residential students must vacate the dorms by 2:00pm on the Saturday following the close of their program.
The Summer 2023 Boston Campus programs give talented high school rising juniors and seniors from around the world the opportunity to participate in immersive, experiential programs with acclaimed Northeastern faculty members right on the Boston campus.
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design announced that applications are now open for RISD Pre-College, their residential summer immersive.
The year-round online intensive for changemakers, RISD Advanced Program Online, has also just opened registration for summer 2023.
Pre-College isn’t just an education—it’s an experience
This summer, live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.
Click here to complete and submit your Pre-College application by December 1, 2022, and attend the program, to receive $100 in RISD Bucks upon your arrival to campus.
June 24–July 29, 2023
University College Dublin - Ireland
2023 UCD High School Summer Program Applications Open November 1st!
If you have any students (age 16-17 at the time of the program) who are interested in studying in Ireland, please encourage them to apply for this wonderful opportunity! The UCD High School Summer Program dates are set for July 6-21 2023 and applications will open on November 1st! The early bird deadline is February 15th and, as the 2022 program reached capacity early, they strongly advise applying as early as possible.
University of Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Pre-College programs offer high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to earn college credit, experience world-class academics, and immerse themselves in the Notre Dame community. Courses take place on campus, abroad, and online.
Please encourage academically talented and emerging community leaders to apply. They offer need-based financial aid and grants to students.
Summer 2023 Program Information
- Session I: June 10 - June 24, 2023 (On Campus)
- Session II: July 1 - 15, 2023 (On Campus)
- Available to current high school sophomores and juniors
- Students explore a variety of exciting areas of study while living on campus!
- July 22 - August 2, 2023 (On Campus)
- Available to current high school juniors
- Tuition and housing is paid for by the University in this highly competitive program. Students live on campus and take a college seminar with ND faculty.
- July 17 - 28, 2023 (Virtual)
- Available to current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
- Students will experience college-level academics in an online course, all taught by ND faculty with other students from across the U.S. and around the world.
- Italy: June 3 - 17, 2023
- South Africa: June 14 - 30, 2023
- (NEW) London: July 8 - 22, 2023
- Ireland: July 22 - August 5, 2023
- Available to current high school juniors
- Students travel abroad to explore a new culture and make memories that will last a lifetime.