Guidance Services

College Resources for Students and Parents

The Guidance Department meets with all seniors during homeroom as well as during English classes to distribute important information regarding the application process, the college essay, and the requirements and deadlines for the college admissions process. 

 

Naviance

The Guidance Department utilizes Naviance, an electronic reporting system linked with colleges and universities. Each senior and parent/guardian has a Naviance account that is also linked with the seniors Common Application account.

 

Class of 2018 Senior Information Packet

All seniors must complete this packet and return to the Guidance Department by October 1.

2018 National College Fair
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Juniors should not miss school for this fair as they can attend the evening session.

Mini College Fairs at Matignon High School
The dates for the two mini college fairs are:
March 27, 2018
April 10, 2018 

Junior Parents College Search Workshop
The Guidance Department is conducting this seminar for the Class of 2019 parents on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. This workshop will include information on the college search and common application process as well as what colleges are looking for from high school seniors.

The Journey of the College Admissions Process

College Visits

Juniors (Class of 2019) are encouraged to plan ahead for a College Visitation Day on May 30, 2018.  This is a day of service for freshmen, sophomores, and staff. 

The entire senior class will visit a Boston area university or college where they will attend a workshop provided by the Admissions personnel at that university or college. This workshop includes information on the college application process as well as tips and strategies for writing the college essay and successful college interviews.

At times through the year, representatives from individual colleges will visit Matignon High School to meet with qualified and interested students. 

Seniors who are applying to Suffolk University have the opportunity to interview with the Director of Admissions from Suffolk and receive on the spot admission evaluation.

AFL-CIO
In February, the AFL-CIO Scholarship test is administered at Matignon.