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 2021

Congratulations to the class of 2021! 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

    • Take five core classes!
    • Work hard! Remember that you begin compiling your cumulative numeric average this year.
    • 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 your Cialfo Extracurricular Page.
    • Get to know your teachers and coaches.
    • Explore different extracurricular activities. Consider a mix of arts,athletics, and service.
    • Look into summer academic programs/service opportunities/
    • jobs and internships.
  • 10th Grade

    • Take five core classes!
    • Continue to work hard! Maintain good grades and if recommended, keep challenging yourself with appropriate advanced courses.
    • Evaluate your time-management skills. Make sure that you have a balance between school and extracurricular activities.
    • Take the PreACT and the PSAT at school. Do your best. You’re establishing a baseline.
    • Re-evaluate your course selection and academic progress. Are you still on track? Have your goals changed?
    • In February, attend Case Studies event for a better understanding of college admissions.
    • Update your Cialfo Extracurricular Page.
    • 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/jobs and internships.
  • 11th Grade

    • Take five core classes!
    • Continue to work hard! Earn the highest grades possible in the most challenging courses.
    • Take the PreACT and PSAT. The PSAT, and other criteria, could qualify you as a National Merit or Achievement Scholar.
    • Attend college fairs and meet with college representatives who visit 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 December, establish a baseline for the SAT and ACT. The preferred approach is to register and take both the actual SAT and ACT test.
    • In January, 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 Cialfo Extracurricular Page.
    • Use your spring and summer breaks to visit college campuses. Schedule visits for tours via college websites.
    • In April, meet with your college advisor.
    • Re-take your preferred test (SAT or ACT) in the spring or summer.
    • Continue with the extracurricular activities you love; seek depth not breadth.
    • Begin discussing finances as they relate to college choices with your parents.
    • Look into summer academic programs/service opportunities/jobs and internships.
    • Read interesting books and do something interesting over the summer. Both may provide great material for essays and/or interviews.
    • Plan to attend College Advising Workshops in early August.
  • 12th Grade

    • Take five core classes!
    • Continue to work hard on your studies. Colleges care about your course work and grades throughout your entire senior year.
    • 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 Blackbaud.
    • If necessary, take the SAT or ACT again in the fall.
    • Meet with college representatives who visit our campus.
    • Visit the colleges you are serious about.
    • In August, meet with your college advisor to review your list of colleges.
    • Prepare and send applications, including your personal statement and supplemental essays, and send test scores. Adhere to guidelines and deadlines. Keep a record of everything.
    • Research and apply for financial aid and scholarships.
    • Read your mail/email for communications from colleges and respond accordingly in a timely manner.
    • By May 1, put an enrollment deposit down at the ONE school you plan to attend. Be sure to also complete and return any other forms including housing agreements.

College Advising News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Nadia Thieriot

    Nadia Thieriot named Belk Scholarship nominee

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Nadia Thieriot, a Wesleyan Evergreen, is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholar 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.”
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  • Paul Baisier

    Paul Baisier named Park Scholarships nominee

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Paul Baisier been selected by a faculty committee as our nominee for the Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University.
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  • Kayla Kim named Morehead-Cain nomination

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Kayla Kim has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee 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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