College Process / Post High School and Transition Planning
Student Success Planning is process to help students understand their strengths, talents, and interests, and develop their post high school goals by collaborating with their school counselor, teachers, monitor, advisor or mentor, as well as their parents / guardians. Student Success Planning begins in the 6th grade and continues through 12th grade. It is designed to help every student actively plan for their future, and to achieve their post high school educational and career goals. Each student is provided assistance in setting goals for personal, interpersonal and academic growth, meeting rigorous learning expectations in the classroom, and exploring post high school education and career interests.
For guidance, information, activities and resources related to college and career planning at Greenwich High School, download our comprehensive GHS Planning Guide in English or Guía de planificación de GHS en Espanol which are updated annually in January.
Our weekly guidance newsletter, the College & Career Update, contains information about college admissions rep and military recruiter visits, college info sessions and open houses, scholarships, Guidance Department announcements and other important information.
There are a variety of ways to prepare for college admissions tests (PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, ACT). Click here for a comprehensive list of test prep options.
Here is an SAT / ACT concordance table to compare your scores.
The Guidance Department plans and delivers annual "College Panels" to provide useful information and help students and parents with quality decision making. Please see recordings on the Videos page under the College & Career Center.
The College Guidance Network is a regional resource that links to on-demand recordings of college admissions webinars. We recommend them highly!
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- How to Survive the College Admissions Madness
- Jeffrey Brenzel on College Rankings
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- Why So Many College Students Decide to Transfer
- College & The Good Student ("authentic community service")
- Taming The Admissions Anxiety
- Two Truths and a Lie
- How to Choose a College That is Right For You
- Great Blog Articles by Forbes contributor Brennan Barnard
- Georgia Tech Admissions Blog, "Hope for the New Year"
- Creating Your College List - Lessons from an Enlightened Applicant
- Demand for Skilled Trades
- The Two Most Important Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less
- College Admission, Helplessness and Choice
- College Guide for Students on the Spectrum