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College and Career Planning

Welcome to the College and Career Planning for Bishop Alemany High School
 
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:
 
College Representative Visits:
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 Notre Dame High School 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.
 
Junior/Senior Guidance Night:
Counselors will review the college choice, application, and admission process in an evening session for parents and 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. 
 
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.