College Timeline

NINTH GRADE
September-June
Acclimate to new school environment
Commit to quality classroom performance
Explore activity options: athletics, arts
October
Design master plan for academic schedule through 12th grade
June
SAT Subject Tests in biology for some students

TENTH GRADE
September-June
Continue with activities with emphasis on specializing in a few and looking
toward leadership opportunities
Concentrate on achieving strong academic record
October
Practice PSATs
November
Parent evening meeting with college guidance staff
March-May
Select interesting summer activity
April
CCIS College Fair
June
SAT Subject Tests in chemistry and/or math level I for some students

ELEVENTH GRADE
September-June
Strive for excellence in classroom in appropriately rigorous academic program
Continue to pursue extracurricular opportunities - academic/arts/community service
October
PSAT
December-May
SAT Reasoning Tests
January
Juniors are assigned their college counselor
 
Evening program with college guidance staff for students
 
CCIS evening college program for juniors and their parents
February
Evening program with college guidance staff for parents
February-March
Individual student meetings with guidance counselor
February-June
ACT for most students
March
Spring Break - Possibly visit some colleges
April-May
Meet as a family with counselor
June
SAT Subject Tests for some, usually in Math Level I or II, Writing and Physics
June-August
Visit colleges and narrow down your list
 
Write draft of college essay

TWELFTH GRADE
September
Seniors meet individually with counselor to finalize list
Evening program for senior parents with guidance counselors
October-November
Submit early applications to college
October-December
Retake standardized tests when appropriate, ACT or SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests
December
Complete and submit applications due January or later

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES K-8
Phone: 216.321.8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216.831.2200
University School serves 870 boys in grades K-12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.