Bishop Alemany High School

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College and Career Planning

Welcome to Bishop Alemany’s college & career planning pages.
 
Here at Alemany we take great pride in working with students and parents as they prepare for and implement the college-planning journey. We offer individual and group counseling for college planning for students and parents, with a major focus on preparing the juniors and assisting the seniors as they explore college possibilities, narrow their focus, prepare applications, and make final attendance decisions.
 
Over 98% of Alemany graduates go on to college and a majority consistently gain admission to outstanding four-year colleges and universities throughout the country. 
 
We hold a variety of informational meetings, workshops and programs throughout the year to keep students and parents informed about college planning and successfully complete the application process.
 
This includes:
 
Mentor Sessions
Bi-weekly student sessions, part of Alemany's Mentor Program, feature college and career planning throughout all four years.
 
College Talks:
Daytime visits to campus by college admission representatives each Fall. Students must sign up though Naviance Family Connection.
 
College Fair:
We co-sponsor a major annual college fair at CSUN with six other Valley Catholic High Schools. Over 100 colleges and universities send a representative. In addition, workshops on college admission, financial aid, and NCAA requirements are presented. This is open to all students and their parents.
 
College Field Trips:
The Counseling Department hosts two college field trips each semester. During these trips, seniors have the opportunity to take an official tour of a selected college campus and meet with the college's admissions representatives. 
 
Senior Guidance Night:
Counselors will review the college choice, application, and admission process in an evening session for parents and students. 
 
Career Day:
Speakers representing various careers and professions will be on campus to discuss career opportunities with seniors while other grade levels are taking the EXPLORE, PLAN & PSAT.
 
College Knowledge Night:
In various workshops, speakers from various colleges and universities will present information on the admissions process. Topics will include: UC admissions, Cal State admissions, Private college admissions, Financial Aid, and Transferring from a Community College. In addition, counselors and alumni may also present on various topics. This is open to all students.
 
Cal State & UC Application Sessions: October & November
Daytime sessions are held in the Alemany Media Center to help students one-on-one with their Cal State & University of California applications.
 
College Case Studies Night:
Representatives from various colleges will lead participants through the review of hypothetical student college admissions files. This will give students and their parents a better understanding of how many colleges make admissions decisions. Participation is limited, advance registration is required, and a fee of $5 is charged for materials.
 
College Financial Aid Night:
Information concerning college financial aid will be presented.
 
Community College Application Sessions: Spring Semester
Daytime sessions are held in the Alemany Media Center to help students one-on-one with their Community College applications.