The college application process is established with the primary goal of preparing the best application package for each student. The School Counseling Department has developed the following procedure to provide the most efficient and trouble-free process.
SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FREQUENTLY DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS.
Transcript requests submitted after the published Jonathan Law deadline dates are not guaranteed to be processed by the colleges' application deadline. Every effort will be made to accommodate the request.
According tofairtest.org, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, more than 1,000 accredited colleges and universities no longer use ACT/SAT scores to admit students into bachelor-degree programs.
View the current list of test optional schoolshere.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletes from 1,098 North American institutions and 102 conferences. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.
College and university admissions representatives schedule times from September through November to visit high school students. At Law, junior and senior level students can register to attend these 30 minute sessions through Naviance. See our calendar for upcoming college visits.
**PLEASE NOTE: Visits during fall 2020 will be done virtually
Funds are available to support a student's post high school pursuits. Local, regional, and national organizations offer awards to students based on merit and/or need. Scholarship application requirements vary.
At one time or another, nearly all students pursuing college admission will need to take at least one of the national assessments available: the SAT, one or more SAT Subject tests, and/or an ACT Test. It is important to begin planning a test-taking schedule as early as possible (even as early as sophomore year) in order to make sure there will be adequate time to take the tests needed. See our calendar for available test dates and registration deadlines.
The ASVAB is a free career planning program/exam designed for students in grades 10-12. Participation is voluntary. This test allows students to explore personal potential and the world of work. This test can support a post-secondary plan that aligns with an individual's skills and interests. See ourcalendar foravailable test dates.
When you enroll at a community college, you may choose to earn an associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year institution, or you may choose a career program designed to prepare you for a job when you graduate. Counselors will assist you to choose the one that will address your interests.
A number of privately-owned schools provide vocational training. Areas of specialization include broadcasting, fashion, cosmetology, medical and technical training, and many more. When choosing a private school, carefully check the school’s credentials.