It is the primary goal of the counseling and college guidance department to provide the tools necessary for students to explore their strengths and interests, preparing them to achieve academic and spiritual success in college and life.
 
We aim to help students find a college match - institutions that fit a student’s needs academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. The counseling and college guidance office aims to support parents and students through the college application process, beginning with students in the ninth grade. Our counselors work closely with students and parents in the college planning, selection and application process.

College Planning Checklists

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  • Seniors

    • Finalize college applications in early fall
    • Complete standardized testing, including SAT Subject Tests 
    • File the FAFSA and CSS Profile
    • Complete additional applications, including scholarship, honors and special program applications
    • Revisit colleges you are admitted to in the spring
    • Choose a college and deposit by May 1st
  • Juniors

    • Attend a Parent/Student College Planning Meeting in the fall and spring
    • Take the PSAT (administered by FBCA in October) and the SAT or ACT at least once in the fall of junior year. Plan a testing schedule for your year
    • Complete the YouScience career and aptitude assessment in the fall
    • Continue research of college campuses, majors and programs and attend college rep visits and FBCA college fair
    • Refine your list of colleges in collaboration with the college counseling office
    • Begin your college essays in the spring
    • Finalize a resume and request teacher recommendations in late March/April
    • Visit college campuses in the spring and over the summer
    • Complete a summer enrichment program
    • Work on college applications over the summer
  • Sophomores

    • Attend a Parent/Student College Planning Meeting with the college counselor 
    • Take the PSAT (administered at FBCA in October)
    • Complete Do What You Are through Naviance 
    • Conduct college research through Naviance and other college planning resources under the direction of the college counseling office - focus on “fit” (academic, social, financial and spiritual)
    • Visit colleges over holidays and summer break
    • Re-evaluate course choices for junior and senior year and adjust, if necessary
    • Complete a summer enrichment program
    • Prepare for the SAT or ACT in summer following sophomore year
  • Freshmen

    • Design a four-year plan with FBCA academic advising and college planning support. 
    • Explore extracurriculars, clubs and organizations and get involved in a few activities that interest you
    • Utilize Naviance and begin building your resume
    • Attend FBCA hosted college rep visits and attend FBCA college fair
    • Attend a Parent/Student College Planning Meeting with the college counselor (if desired)
    • Complete a summer enrichment program 

Meet the Counselors

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Calli Christenson

    Calli Christenson 

    US College Counselor
    (281) 263-9162
    Bio
  • Photo of Callie  Henriksen

    Callie Henriksen  

    US Counselor
    (281) 263-9175
    Bio

Resources

List of 4 items.

  • Academic Profile

  • College Testing Dates

    PSAT

    Accommodations offered/request process


    2019-2020 ACT Test Dates

    Test Dates
    Registration Deadline
    (Late Fee Required)
    September 14, 2019
    August 16, 2019
    August 17–30, 2019
    October 26, 2019
    September 20, 2019
    September 21–October 4, 2019
    December 14, 2019
    November 8, 2019
    November 9–22, 2019
    February 8, 2020
    January 10, 2020
    January 11–17, 2020
    April 4, 2020
    February 28, 2020
    February 29–March 13, 2020
    June 13, 2020
    May 8, 2020
    May 9–22, 2020
    July 18, 2020

    June 19, 2020

    June 20-26, 2020

    2019-2020 SAT Test Dates

    Test DatesTestU.S. Registration Deadlines
    RegularLate
    (a fee applies)
    August 24, 2019
    SAT & Subject Tests
    July 26, 2019
    August 13, 2019
    October 5, 2019
    SAT & Subject Tests
    September 6, 2019
    September 24, 2019

    November 2, 2019
    SAT & Subject Tests
    October 3, 2019
    October 22, 2019
    December 7, 2019
    SAT & Subject Tests
    November 8, 2019
    November 26, 2019
    March 14, 2020
    SAT only
    February 14, 2020
    March 3, 2020

    May 2, 2020
    SAT & Subject Tests
    April 3, 2020
    April 21, 2020

    June 6, 2020
    SAT & Subject Tests
    May 8, 2020
    May 27, 2020



  • Naviance

  • NCAA Information