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 March 27, 2020  During 4th Period (10:25 AM – 12:05 PM)

All current PCHS Sophomores, Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this mini-fair.
List of colleges TBA and will be published here.

Parent College Nights

Seniors & Parents Night

Wed.  September 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Couldn’t make it?  View the Presentation here.

Junior & Parents – Tuesday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Freshmen & Sophomore Parent Night – Tuesday, November 5, 2019  at 7:00 PM

Conquering College Costs – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM  (All parents invited)

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.
    Note:  The 2019-20 edition will be published soon

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:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 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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