Welcome to College Advising at Regent Preparatory School!
Regent is one of the few schools that is able to offer a small college advisor to student ratio. In all aspects of the College Advising Program, advisors take into account the developmental needs of each grade level and student.
Preparation for college is certainly a part of the academic objectives at Regent, but ultimately Regent’s mission is to prepare students to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. This this may include, but is not limited to: college or university study, a gap year to travel or work as a missionary or volunteer, active duty military service, licensing or certification for a trade or skill, or direct to the workforce. To assist students and parents as they prayerfully make this decision, we come alongside with resources and support.
The college advising process begins in the freshman year when the students and parents meet with the advisors for pre-college planning that includes Regent’s college advising philosophy, criteria for college admission, college prep timeline, and testing information. Pre-college advising education continues in the same way, with another student and parent meeting, during the sophomore year. At this time we also review information given the freshman year, discuss testing (PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT, and ACT), and help the students understand the college admission process.
During the spring of junior year, college advisors meet individually with Regent juniors and their parents to discuss the upcoming college application process, campus visits, and graduation credits. Our advisors partner with the student and parents to seek the best “fit”.
The advisors also offer an optional College Application Boot Camp in August for rising seniors to complete and submit at least one college application (we also review and set up Common App). This includes essay and resume review. During the college application season, we are available to seniors as they continue to submit applications and apply for scholarships. We encourage at least one meeting with every senior during the admission cycle.
Regent offers an online college planning portal that is part of Naviance, called Family Connection, to our students. On this portal, Regent students are able to search for colleges based on specific needs, organize applications and deadlines in one place, take personality and career assessments to help discover majors and careers, use a simple resume tool, and find resources such as test prep, college visit days, and timelines.
Other college advising services available are the coordination of daytime visits by a number of colleges and universities and detailed letters of recommendation in the college application process.