There are a number of layers to this process and the Counseling Staff is here to assist you and your daughter as she works to complete each application. To begin, we hope to provide your family with the information needed to successfully navigate through the nuances of the application process. We are holding a mandatory College Application Information Meeting for the senior class on Thursday, August 28th from 8:15 am - 9:20am in Mercy's Auditorium. Parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend this important informational meeting. The meeting is designed to walk students through the "How To's" of completing their applications. The meeting will also speak to the procedures students must follow in order to make application requests from Mercy's counselors and teachers.
Dear Mercy Senior,
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and you will be officially starting your senior year this Tuesday. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation.
Although summer is a time for you to rest and regroup for the next school year; we know that for many of you this summer was spent visiting colleges, reviewing college admission requirements, crafting essays, and beginning to fill out applications.
From our experience, we know and expect that you have and "will have" many questions about the application process and the applications themselves. Therefore, every year we hold a mandatory meeting with “seniors” to address your questions and guide you through how to complete aspects of your applications. This is a very important meeting that gives you the details needed in order to complete your applications correctly. There are procedures that you must follow in order for you to make application requests from your counselor and any teachers. Such requests include but are not limited to: transcripts, Secondary School Reports, and recommendation requests. It is at this meeting that we will explain these procedures.
Your Senior College Information Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th from 8:15am - 9:20am in the Auditorium.
All seniors are expected to attend this meeting. If you are unscheduled for 1st hour (Day 2) on the 28th, please plan your schedules accordingly in order to arrive to school by 8:10am. Your parents will also be invited to attend this presentation.
Finally, counselors will begin accepting college application requests (ie. request for transcripts, etc.) beginning Tuesday, September 2nd.
We look forward to seeing you soon and working with you this fall.
Mrs. Shamus, Mrs. Hessler and Mrs. Casey