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 2019

Congratulations to the class of 2019! 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

List of 3 news stories.

  • Wesleyan Names Lauren Hill as Belk Scholarship Nominee

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Lauren Hill is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholars nominees “must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, with student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities.”
     
    In addition to her strong academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Hill is deeply involved in the community. She is a marketing manager with Sewanee Youth Leadership, an Executive Board Parliamentarian for Atlanta’s chapter of Jack and Jill, where she organizes multiple service projects over the year, and a youth basketball coach in the community. At Wesleyan, Hill is vice president of affairs for student government, an ambassador for new students, a SALSA (Students Advocating Life without Substance Abuse) representative for lower- and middle-school students, and a four-year member of the track team.
     
    If awarded, the Belk Scholarship covers the full cost of attendance for four years as well as stipends for summer programs. Congratulations to the Hill family for this tremendous honor and best wishes to Lauren in her quest to become a finalist!
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  • News Update: Over 200 Parents and Students Attend “The Truth About College Admission” Presentation and Book Signing

    The Wesleyan college advising office hosted “The Truth About College Admission” on campus Wednesday night and over 200 parents and students from through the north Atlanta area were in attendance.
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  • Fall Brings More than Sixty College Representatives to Wesleyan’s Campus

    Wesleyan’s college rep visit season is in full swing. Since late August, Wesleyan has welcomed nearly 60 college admissions representatives to campus with more to visit over the next month. These visits provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about schools in a more intimate setting than college fairs and develop a one-on-one relationship with the representatives who often play a role in reviewing application files. During most sessions, the representative will share prepared remarks on topics such as academic programs, campus life, scholarships, and financial aid, and then open the floor to students for questions. Representatives are also able to continue building relationships with the college advisors and share important updates if there have been notable changes to their admissions processes.
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