For 12th Grade
On behalf of Seattle Academy College Advising, hello 12th graders and families!
In 12th grade, students continue working in earnest with their dedicated College Advisor. This builds on deliberate 1:1 meetings beginning in the 11th grade which prepare students for homework (proposed college list, completed Common Application, essay draft) expected from each 12th grader when they return after summer for the start of their 12th grade year.
College Advisors answer questions, give advice, provide a strategic framework to maximize college choices, review material and generally support the process of the student submitting high quality applications of which students are proud.
Note: With teacher permission, 12th graders are welcome to attend fall visits by college representatives which College Advising advertises each week in an email directly to 12th graders. The weekly email is always archived at the button on the bottom of this page (requires Seattle Academy sign-in).
At this time, families sometimes have questions about the following which are covered in our FAQ:
- What should my 12th grader be working on now?
- Checklist for senior fall
- Checklist for financial aid
- Testing Context and Next Steps (fall 2023)
- Demonstrating interest to colleges
College Advising at Seattle Academy is highly individualized and highly structured. Students and families partner with assigned, dedicated college advisors who guide them through the reflection and work essential to the application process. Complements to this personal advising are web-based programs Schoology, with which families are already familiar, and another program called Maia Learning to which Seattle Academy 11th grade and 12th grade families have access once they start their process officially with College Advising.