College Advising

As a college prep school, we are confident that our students leave Wesleyan prepared for college. In turn, our college advising team wants to help students find a college where they will leave prepared for the real-world. Our team works with students through each step of the application process and into the college decision to help students find the college that is right for them. Our end goal is not a certain number of “highly ranked” schools, but rather hundreds of unique students continuing on the path God has marked for them.

College Acceptances for the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the class of 2020! Click here to view the full list of where Wesleyan seniors have been accepted.
 
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Yearly Plan

List of 4 items.

  • 9th Grade

    • Work hard! Remember that you begin compiling your cumulative GPA this year.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Create a four-year plan with your grade chair. IF recommended, challenge yourself with appropriate advanced or honors courses.
    • At your winter conference, evaluate your academic record. Are you still on track for meeting your goals? Have your goals changed?
    • Create a Naviance resume.
    • Get to know your teachers and coaches.
    • Make a commitment to one or more extracurricular activities. Seek depth not breadth.
    • Look into summer academic programs and service opportunities.
  • 10th Grade

    • Continue to work hard! Maintain good attendance and grades and keep challenging yourself with appropriate advanced courses.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Evaluate your time-management skills. Make sure that you have a balance between school and extracurricular activities.
    • Take the Pre-ACT and the PSAT.
    • Re-evaluate your course selection and academic progress. Are you still on track? Have your goals changed?
    • Update your Naviance resume.
    • Register to take an SAT Subject Test in May or June for any AP classes you are taking this year.
    • Visit colleges when you are traveling.
    • If you are considering a military academy, speak to a college advisor no later than March.
    • Look into summer academic programs, service opportunities, and/or jobs.
  • 11th Grade

    • Continue to work hard! Earn the highest grades possible in the most challenging courses.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Take the PSAT. This test, and other criteria, could qualify you as a National Merit or Achievement Scholar.
    • Attend college fairs and visit with college representatives who come to our campus.
    • If you are considering a military academy, speak to a college advisor in August.
    • Meet your college advisor in November and complete junior conference forms in a timely manner.
    • In second semester, establish a baseline for the SAT and ACT. The preferred approach is to register and take both the actual ACT and SAT test. Take at least one of them with writing.
    • Meet with your grade chair and college advisor to plan for senior year and discuss a list of colleges you’d like to explore.
    • Update your Naviance resume.
    • Use your spring and summer breaks to visit college campuses. Schedule visits for tours online.
    • Register to take an SAT Subject Test in May or June for any AP classes you are taking this year.
    • Begin discussing finances, as they relate to college choices, with your parents.
    • Look into summer academic programs, service opportunities, and/or jobs.
    • Read interesting books over the summer. They make great material for essays and/or interviews.
  • 12th Grade

    • Continue to work hard on your studies. Colleges care about your course work and grades throughout your entire senior year.
    • Take five core classes!
    • Attend visits from college representatives held on our campus.
    • Visit the colleges you are serious about.
    • Meet with your college counselor to review your list of colleges.
    • Create a spreadsheet with all application and scholarship deadlines as well as required documents for each school to which you plan to apply. You can download a template from the College Advising website.
    • Prepare applications, write essays, send test scores. Adhere to guidelines. Keep a record of everything.
    • If necessary, retake the ACT or SAT in the fall.
    • Research and apply for financial aid and scholarships.
    • Read your mail and email for admissions decisions. Be sure to return promptly any other forms, housing agreements and deposits. Only put an enrollment deposit down at the one school you plan to attend.

College Advising News

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    National Merit Scholarship Corporation Honors Six Wesleyan Seniors and Names One Semifinalist

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized six Wesleyan seniors. Jacob Price was named a National Merit Semifinalist, an honor that only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. Jacob will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming a finalist and earning scholarship money. The finalists will be announced in February 2021.
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  • Wesleyan Names Graddy and Price as Morehead-Cain Scholarship Nominees

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that both Katherine Graddy and Jacob Price have been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominees for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks competitive applicants, who demonstrate moral force of character, academic scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. The scholarship process is extremely selective; only three percent of nominees are awarded the scholarship each year.
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  • Wesleyan Names Maggie Simmons as Nominee for Jefferson Scholarship

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Maggie Simmons has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia.  The Jefferson Foundation seeks high school seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a significant contribution to the University of Virginia community as students and to society at large as graduates. In addition to her outstanding academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Maggie is a four-year member of marching band and currently serves as a house leader. Maggie is the founder of Girls Who Code and the Debate Team and a member of Science, Math, and History bowls, and a three-year member of the track and field team.  
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