College Planning

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All PCHS families are encouraged to use Naviance Student for college planning.  Naviance is a portal for students and parents which includes goal-setting, college search tools, career exploration and more.  We also post the schedule for college reps and all scholarship information here.  Students receive their Naviance login credentials during their Freshman year. Contact the student’s counselor for more information on accessing Naviance.

Download the Naviance mobile app.

Meet the Colleges

It is also posted on our Naviance site under the “What’s new” on the home page or under the “Colleges” tab.
Reminder to students: You must sign up and get a pass from Mrs. Brassil in the Counseling Office in advance. Your pass must be signed by the teacher of the class you will miss at least one day prior to the scheduled visit.

  • Spring College Fair: Friday April 5, 2019 – During 4th Period (10:25 AM – 12:05 PM)

All current PCHS Sophomores, Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this mini-fair.
View the list of colleges and universities that will be here.

Parent College Nights

Seniors & Parents Night

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM

View last year’s presentation


Junior & Parents – Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM

Freshmen & Sophomore Parent Night – Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 PM (View last year’s presentation)

ACT  Test

  • ACT Registration
  • ACT Test Dates
  • PCHS School Code:  142-375  (This is also referred to as the CEEB code or ACT code.)
  • PCHS Test Center Code:  170-600 (List this as your first choice of ACT test locations for the April test.)

SAT Test

Test Preparation

Information for College Applications

  • PCHS School Code:  142-375  (This is also referred to as the CEEB code or ACT code.)
  • School Profile Document contains other info you may need for your application

Financing College Costs

  • FAFSA on the Web  Answers to  questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • ISAC   The Illinois Student Assistance Commission site provides information on the most popular methods to finding financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loans.
  • Scholarships: All scholarship opportunities and applications are posted on our Naviance site, under the “Colleges” tab.
  • Conquering College Costs Presentation:  Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM
    Frank Palmasani, one of our senior/college counselors and author of the book “Right College, Right Price,” will share ways to reduce college sticker price and show families how to find affordable college options.   All parents of all grade levels are invited.
    View the presentation slides here.


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