Summit College Counseling

Jackie Woolley, Ph.D. Independent Educational Consultant

College admissions are increasingly competitive and unpredictable. At Summit College Counseling, students learn how to differentiate themselves by focusing their college applications on their interests and passions. Course and Activity Planning- Help high school students select classes, extracurricular activities, volunteer and community service, work experience and summer activities that will enhance their college applications. College Search- Students learn how to research colleges and develop a balanced list of colleges to apply to based on their interests, passions, and what's important to them. Testing Advice- Advice on which test to take, when they should be taken, and whether a student should retest. Application Completion- Help with how to organize the college application process and stay on track to meet application deadlines. Help with how to complete the application activities list so it showcases the student's interests and passions. Personal Statements and Essays- Students learn how to differentiate themselves with personal statements and essays that reflect their unique abilities, interests, and passions.

Mission: Summit College Counseling helps students explore their interests and passions to find the colleges that fit them best.

ACT June Test Information

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

All students registered for the June ACT test will receive an email today with the following info:

- Your test center's availability for June 13
- Options for rescheduling
- Refund instructions

📅 For those who wish to reschedule:

Please reference your email to see your testing status & instructions on how to reschedule. Most should be able to reschedule through their student web account. If you do not see this option, please contact us for assistance.

💳 For those who wish to receive a refund:

No problem. Reach out to our Customer Care team, and we'll help you complete your refund.

Wait times may be longer than normal as we help students and families. We thank you in advance for your patience.

✅ There were instances in which test centers had to reduce their capacity, and it caused some students to be displaced.

ACT prioritized students in 12th grade, followed by students in 11th grade, and then looked at the order in which a student registered for the ACT test.

🔔 We will continue to coordinate with test site administrators and CDC, state government, and local public health guidelines to determine availability up until test day.

If your testing status changes, you will receive an email from ACT with the update and instructions.

More information: https://bit.ly/2weOrPz

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If not now, when?

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Dear Class of 2020

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