Fall 2017 SAT/ACT Testing Dates & Details

Seniors, fall is right around the corner and that means final opportunities to strengthen your standardized test scores in anticipation of the application season. You will have four chances to sit for the SAT and three chances to sit for

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Putting Your Personality into an Application: Admission Interviews

College applications are a wonderful tool for showcasing your interests, accomplishments and character.  From transcripts, to extracurricular resumes to essays, they provide students a chance to introduce themselves to admission officers.  But, I think all parties involved would admit, that

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Coach’s Corner: May Wrap Up

We are pleased to announce that several Norfolk Academy student athletes in the Class of 2017 have committed to participate in college varsity athletics.  There are a total of 10 student athletes who will compete in eight different sports at

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It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint: Managing Time

The college admission process is a marathon, not a sprint.  For many of you it won’t conclude until May 1, the National Candidates’ Reply Date by which seniors officially confirm their attendance at a school of choice.  Students who really

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Waitlisted? Now What?

Admission outcomes are always discussed in terms of thick and thin envelopes, a binary spectrum of positive and negative.  Yet this depiction leaves out a key element: the middle ground, the medium envelope if you will – the waitlist.  Waitlist

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ABC’s of Financial Aid & Scholarships

It’s never too early to begin planning for the expense of college.  If you are accepted into an institution with a net price well beyond your family’s means, you may not realistically be able to afford the expense of attending that

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Making the Most of College Visits Here at Academy

Throughout the fall, approximately 100 admission representatives from colleges of all shapes and sizes will visit Norfolk Academy to talk to juniors and seniors about their universities.  These visits provide tremendous opportunity for you to learn about these institutions and

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Good to Great- The Common Application

With the helpful advances of Common App Rollover many of you have begun to complete the Common Application.  Here are a few additional tips to help you work efficiently and thoughtfully within the application environment. Streamline your work efforts by compiling required information before

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Changes to the FAFSA

Significant changes in the financial aid application process will roll out this fall. The FAFSA will open on October 1 allowing students and families more time to complete it and providing earlier notification of a family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

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