Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

College Planning



     The timeline provides parents and students with valuable information on the CAC Office's three-year college planning process. Click on this link:

IMSA College Planning Timeline


II.   COLLEGE DAY (Sponsored by the CAC Office and Parent Association)   

      College Day 2017:  On Saturday, April 22, 2017, approximately four hundred fifty-eight attended the 30th annual IMSA College Day, hosted by the College and Academic Counseling team.  Attendees included Junior and Sophomore students, and their parents. Each year, the fair commences with a keynote speaker. This year, our keynote speaker was Emily Roper-Doten, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Olin College of Engineering. Admissions Counselors and representatives from ninety-five colleges and universities from across the country were present. Eleven college representatives conducted individual classroom presentations at the end of the college fair.  If you missed the Keynote speaker, below is a link to the video of the presentation.

        a. College Day Keynote Speaker, Emily Roper-Doten:

        b.  College Day Pictures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) publication is available to help student and families understand the college selection process.  The Pre-College Planner provides a concise overview, from self-assessment through application, of how students can find colleges to match their goals.

       The Pre-College Planner