On Campus
Explore Proctor's on-campus academic courses, athletics, arts, college counseling, and residential life programs to better understand the breadth and depth of a Proctor experience.

College Counseling Timeline

For more details please see our College Counseling Handbook located HERE.
Below is an outline of the steps you should be taking with your college search over your four years at Proctor.
Freshmen Year
  • Build a four-year plan with your advisor- including possible off-campus programs
  • Develop good study skills
  • Make the most of your academic opportunities
  • Get out of your comfort zone, take interesting classes, try new sports/activities/community service
  • Build strong relationships with faculty and students
  • Choose summer activities that are fulfilling and engaging
Sophomore Year
  • Review your 4-year plan with your advisor, including interest in off-campus programs
  • Take PSAT in October
  • Attend college counseling meeting to learn about accessing your PSAT scores
  • Take SAT Subject Tests, if applicable
  • Remain engaged in academic and extracurricular pursuits
  • Choose summer activities that are fulfilling and engaging including pursuing a passion, community service, reading, working, spending time with family and friends
  • Check out some college campuses
Junior Year
  • Participate in the College Seminar Program on campus
  • Take PSAT in October
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend College Counseling Presentation
  • Complete SCOIR questionnaire
*Juniors off-campus Spring Term
  • Register for the October ACT and December SAT
  • Meet with your college counselor to develop an exploratory list

  • College Counselor is assigned
  • Meet with your college counselor to develop your exploratory list
  • Begin ongoing research of exploratory list
  • Register for the Spring ACT and SAT
  • Plan and schedule college visits for March break
*Juniors off-campus Spring Term
  • Attend off-campus college counseling meeting
  • Request teacher recommendations

  • Visit colleges over March break
  • Schedule a meeting with your college counselor to discuss your visits and review your list
  • Attend weekly Junior Seminar Meetings
  • Register for AP exams, Subject Tests and summer ACT and SAT if applicable
  • Attend Lakes Region Independent School College Fair
  • Request teacher recommendations
  • Register for summer ACT/SATs

  • Continue college visits
  • Schedule interviews
  • Start organizing and reviewing applications
  • Draft college essay and supplemental essay questions
  • Create a resume of activities, work experience, interests and community service
  • Work on portfolio/ audition if applicable
  • Research scholarship opportunities
  • Pursue SAT/ACT prep if interested
  • Be productive: work, study, perform community service, complete summer reading and enjoy time with family and friends
*If planning to be off-campus during Fall Term of your senior year, schedule a late summer meeting with your college counselor

Senior Year

  • Stay focused on academic and extracurricular pursuits
  • Schedule a meeting with your college counselor to share college visits update
  • Attend weekly senior seminar meetings
  • Register for ACT/SAT/Subject Tests
  • Attend college admission rep visits at Proctor
  • Finalize your essays
  • Finalize your application list with your college counselor
  • Notify your counselor if you have EA/ED intentions
  • Submit Financial Aid
  • Finalize college application list
  • Check deadline dates on all college applications
  • Complete Common App and essay(s)
  • Interview at schools during Thanksgiving break if applicable
*Seniors off-campus Winter Term: All application requests must be submitted prior to leaving campus

  • Complete all applications no later than January 15th
  • Meet required deadlines for FAFSA and CSS
  • Continue to research and apply for scholarships

  • Make an appointment with your college counselor to discuss your final college decision
  • Report your decision in Scoir
  • Take AP Exams (if applicable)
  • Final transcripts are automatically sent to the college you are attending
  • Graduation! YOU MADE IT! Congratulations!
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
204 Main Street  .  PO Box 500  .  Andover, NH 03216
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