Counseling & Colleges

The school counseling program at Tech Valley High School is committed to supporting all students’ academic, personal/social and career development through a caring environment. Here you will find resources, links and information regarding college entrance testing, college in the high school and college application.

Upcoming Testing Dates

All tests are administered at home district.

SAT: Fee $47.50 (with writing $64.50)
www.collegeboard.org

October 5 (register by September 6)

November 2 (register by October 3)

December 7 (register by November 8)

March 14 (register by February 14)

May 2 (register by April 3)

June 6 (register by May 8)

ACT: Fee $50.50 (with writing $67.00)
www.act.org

October 26 (register by September 20)

December 14 (register by November 8)

February 8 (register by January 10)

April 4 (register by February 28)

June 13 (register by May 8)

Register online for both tests. You must upload a clear photo. Please follow the requirements for photo upload as it will print on the student’s ticket. Use school code 334-898. Fee waivers are available. Please see Mrs. Lee.

College Application Timeline

July/August:

September:

  • Sign up for college visits @ TVHS
  • Add colleges to Naviance
  • Create an account on the common app
  • Attend Financial Aid Night at TVHS
  • Start college essay

October:

  • Sign up to meet with Mrs. Lee
  • Ask teachers for letters of recommendation in person and through Naviance
  • FAFSA opens 10/1. Start filling this out.
  • Retake SAT/ACT if needed

November:

  • Start looking for scholarships- Fastweb   FINAID
  • Retake SAT/ACT if needed

SAT Information

The SAT is an entrance exam used to make admissions decisions by most colleges and university. It is multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by The College Board. The test measures a high school student’s readiness for college and provides colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

The SAT is administered several times throughout the year. Register to take the SAT at The College Board

SAT Schedule

ACT Information

The ACT is an entrance exam used to make admissions decisions by most colleges and university. It is multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. The test measures a high school student’s readiness for college and provides colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

The ACT is administered several times throughout the year.  Register online at www.act.org

ACT Schedule

The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. This one application is accepted by more than 800 colleges. Visit The Common Application Website to learn more and to fill out the application.