Schedule an appointment with Mrs. U (in-person or online).

Mrs. Vail keeps an updated list of scholarships for seniors and underclassmen in Naviance.  Click on the “Colleges” tab;  select “Scholarships & Money,” then click on “Scholarship List.”  Filtering by Diocesan/NDGP or Local will show you scholarships that are only available to Notre Dame students and/or the surrounding school districts.

Working papers/permits can be obtained by contacting the public school district in which you reside. Check the website of your local district for more information about their specific procedures.

The wait lists for therapists can be daunting, and transportation/schedule conflicts can be an obstacle to getting the help you need. If you need a therapist ASAP, consider these online options: The Best Online Teen Counseling Programs for 2022

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All transcript and teacher recommendation requests must be made through Naviance.

How to:

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The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1st. Use The FAFSA Made Easier tool by GoingMerry to simplify your application process.

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Scholarship Resources:

Naviance has upgraded their college planning resources with the following tools for you:

  • Locate virtual events and access direct links to virtual tours
  •  Register for virtual events from Naviance instead of searching each college website
  •  See events from multiple colleges in one place to plan more efficiently
  •  Search for events by type and within a date range
  •  Access more comprehensive information on college profile pages, including links to virtual tours and test-optional policies

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Sophomore year is the perfect time to explore what careers you may be interested in after high school.

Naviance is an excellent resource for finding information about colleges and careers. You can find a list of programs held either virtually or on college campuses in your Naviance Student account under Colleges > Research Colleges > Enrichment Programs. These programs are great opportunities to experience a week in a college dorm, explore your career interests, and enhance your resume.

Welcome to your first year of high school!

The grades you earn this year can set the tone for the rest of your high school experience. When you apply to colleges as a senior, they will see the courses you took and the grades you earned as a freshman. Do your best, and don’t be afraid to ask for help!

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It’s never too early to begin thinking about your college or career journey. You can start earning scholarships for college now by creating a Raise.Me profile! To date, our students have earned more than $794,000 in scholarships through Raise.Me! Learn how Raise.Me works.

We hope you have your best year yet!

Seniors are responsible for their college applications; please do not create any accounts for your child (e.g., Common App, College Board, or ACT accounts) or complete any parts of their college applications. Doing so can impede the process of submitting transcripts and recommendation letters to colleges through Naviance and may delay your child’s college applications.

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Information for College Admissions Counselors

We are accepting both in-person and virtual visits (masks are recommended but not required in the school building). Please schedule through RepVisits.

5-Year College Acceptance & Matriculation History