College and Career Center
The Counseling Department’s College and Career Resource Center provides resources and programs aimed at helping students better understand their strengths, interests, and future career aspirations. The CCRC houses extensive college and university information in concurrence with our Naviance program, a research and organizational tool for college and career exploration.
The staff consults with students and parents regarding colleges and careers, as well as assisting with various applications and processes, including: Common App, FAFSA, SAT, and ACT testing. The CCRC boasts a highly developed College Admission Representatives program and hosts representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, and technical schools; as well as the military branches. In addition, on-site acceptance days, which afford qualified students the opportunity to apply and earn acceptance to schools, bring the admissions process here to students! The School Counseling Department also takes groups to explore local educational and vocational opportunities, and students attend the National College Fair in Hartford, which hosts over 400 colleges.
Through individual meetings with students, we ensure every student who graduates from Nonnewaug High School leaves with a plan.
CCRC Important Dates and Information
- College Visits Fall 2018
- Student College Forms
- SAT and ACT Testing Information and Registration Links
- AP Testing
Test scores are not the only criteria that colleges use in making admission decisions. However, certain test results are an integral part of the admission process at most colleges and universities. Students should carefully check the requirements at prospective colleges to determine whether an SAT I/SAT II or ACT is required.
Should I take the SAT or the ACT?
SAT versus ACT. Is one harder? Is one better? More prestigious? More useful? If only it were that simple. More about the SAT vs. the ACT.
Preparing for the redesigned SAT
Please note that the redesigned SAT will be launched in Spring 2016. In the mean time, CollegeBoard is partnering with Khan Academy to produce a free, online test prep tutorial for the redesigned SAT.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT & SAT II Subject Tests)
There are three SAT sections: Math, Critical Reading and Writing. The Writing section requires test takers to complete an essay that is factored into the final score. Start to finish, the test will take you three hours and 45 minutes.
In addition to the SAT some schools require SAT ll Subject Tests to measure knowledge and skills in particular subject areas.
NEW!! Register for the SAT
American College Test (ACT)
The ACT has four sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional 30-minute writing test. Some schools may require the writing test, so be sure to ask before you take it.
Students who are on free and reduced price lunch are eligible for a fee waiver for these tests.
The AP Program currently offers more than 30 courses across multiple subject areas. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.
Students around the country take AP exams in May. The exams last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the subject. The structure of each exam varies, again depending on the subject. Each test may consist of some combination of multiple–choice, free–response, essay and short answer questions. The exams are scored on a scale from 1 to 5, with a score of 5 being the highest.