The College and Academic Counselors (CACs) collaborate in the development and delivery of college application materials, financial aid, and college admission testing, as well as all course selection and scheduling processes, academic counseling, and intervention programs. CACs also serve on a support team with other academic, residential, and student life members.
The college planning process at IMSA is comprised of individual meetings with students and research tools.
Financial aid plays a central and essential role in supporting post-secondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families.
Course Information and Selection
College Planning Process
- Standardized Testing Information
- College Day 2023
- College Planning Timeline (download) – A detailed 3-year college plan that includes important tasks, benchmarks, and dates.
- Pre-College Planner (download) -The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) publication is available to help students and families understand the college selection process. The Pre-College Planner provides a concise overview, from self-assessment through the application, of how students can find colleges to match their goals.
- Video: College Essay Writing Workshop
- Advanced Placement exams: to take or not to take?
- Has my child applied to college yet?
- Standardized tests: which ones to take?
- College admissions 101
- IMSA course selection process
- “FAFSA Step by Step – IMSA 2022” (Download Presentation)
- “College-related scholarships” (for Senior and Junior parents)
- “Non-college-related scholarships” (for Senior parents)
- “How to choose a college you can afford” (for Junior parents)
- “Comparing financial aid packages (for Senior parents)
- “Financial Aid Planning for College (2023)” (for Sophomore and Junior parents)
- “College Admissions Orientation” (for Junior students and parents)