The Nolan Catholic Guidance Department is here to serve you and your child. We focus on developing the whole child. Our office helps students in the following areas: social, emotional, academic, and college and career.
The Guidance Department consists of five counselors and an administrative assistant. We have a designated freshman counselor and three counselors who work grades 10-12 alphabetically.
Below is a timeline for Nolan Catholic students. We begin working with them freshman year and continue until graduation. The counselors work with students individually and in groups in order to prepare them to achieve their goals.
Make grades a priority. Learn what resources are available on campus in order to be successful.
Get involved in the Nolan Catholic community. We offer many clubs, academic and athletic organizations.
Begin writing down your activities and accomplishments while in high school.
Meet with counselor in order to discuss adjustment to high school, grade point average, learn about the high school transcript, and select courses for tenth grade.
Take the PSAT.
Begin searching colleges using Naviance.
Attend college fairs.
Take the PSAT.
Register for SAT and/or ACT.
Meet with counselor to discuss college options, scholarships, college application requirements, and select courses for senior year.
Visit college campus.
Build resume using Naviance resume builder
Register and take AP Exams.
Request letters for recommendation from teachers.
Work on essay questions for college applications.
Make grades a priority.
Take the PSAT.
Meet with counselor to discuss grades, college entrance exams, and select courses for junior year.
Continue to record your extracurricular activities including Christian Ministry hours.
Start exploring career and college options using Naviance.
Begin researching requirements for NCAA and military academies.
Complete college admission applications.
Request your counselor to send your transcript and support documents to colleges/universities.
Meet with counselor to discuss college admissions process, scholarships, and FAFSA.
Attend college fairs
Complete FAFSA and or CSS Profile.
Become aware of college admission deadlines.
Begin searching for private scholarships.
Submit all decision and scholarship letters to NCHS Guidance Department.
Apply for campus housing.
Register for freshman orientation.
Schedule physical and immunization with physician.
Approval must be received from your counselor for distance learning classes.
Credit Recovery Classes: Students needing credit recovery, evening classes are being offered by the Arlington ISD and the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. For more information please see the Guidance Department.
Transcript requests for current students will now be handled in the Guidance Department. The College Portraits website is a free source of information for about 325 public colleges and universities.
The Guidance Department has created a presentation that includes information on search for and applying to colleges, and more.
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID
Available is a short presentation about applying for financial aid in college.
Naviance Family Connection is Nolan Catholic’s comprehensive college planning .
Please use Naviance to sign-up for your visit. If you need assistance, contact your counselor.