PSAT Assessment in Spring
All members of the cadet corps in grades 8-10 take the PSAT assessment test in the spring and grade 11 takes the PSAT assessment test in the Fall. The results of this test are used by the school to assess the skill development of each cadet as well as to evaluate the school’s educational program.
Preparation begins in a cadet’s junior year
Preparation for the college admissions process begins in the cadet’s junior year. During a cadet’s junior and senior years, the cadet meets frequently with the Guidance Director, who explains thoroughly the process of enrolling in college. As a part of the college counseling program, juniors are required to take the ASVAB, PSAT, SAT, and the ACT. Seniors must take both the SAT and ACT.
College representatives and college night programs
College representatives visit Fishburne throughout the year to talk with interested cadets. In addition, cadets attend College Night programs in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Our guidance counselor works with each Cadet in the senior class, to ensure that every student completes the common application and is aware of deadlines for their chosen schools.
Close collaboration during a cadet’s senior year
The Guidance Director works very closely with cadets during their senior year. Seniors are expected to apply to several colleges where they have a reasonable chance to succeed. The goal is to have each senior matched with a college where he will be most successful as determined by the Guidance Director, the senior’s parents, and the cadet himself.
Although the school cannot guarantee the success of each student who enters college, every effort is made to ensure the cadet is given the guidance to make a smooth transition into college, a service academy or trade college.