Grade 11 College Counseling Resources

College Tours and Visits

Many schools are now offering online or virtual reality tours for prospective and accepted students. Please click the following links for a list of colleges offering this service, as well as event times, and login URLs:

College Virtual Tours 

NACAC Website for Updated information from Colleges

College-specific Online/VR Tours (Updated 3/31/20 at 1:20 pm)

Additionally, below is a list of general online tour websites featuring a variety of colleges:


Updated Information on Test Optional Colleges

Colleges with Test Optional Policies in Place

ACT Information:

ACT Postpones April Test

SAT/College Board Information:

Coronavirus Updates Link

College Board Cancels May Test

AP Information from the College Board

Click here.

I’m a junior. All of my college tours, info sessions, and standardized tests have either been postponed or cancelled. What can I be doing for the college process from home?

  • Take virtual tours from the websites of schools you planned to visit or the colleges on your list.  (See links above for some suggestions.)
  • Reach out to friends, classmates, and acquaintances at the colleges on your list to ask questions about what it’s like to attend.

  • Read over course descriptions in the Program Planning Guide (school’s course selection materials) and reflect on which courses you’d like to take next year. Consult your advisor for guidance.

  • Be on the lookout for an email from us inviting you to open your account on College Kickstart (, input your test scores and an estimate of your GPA along with your current list of colleges to check the balance of your list. If your list needs better balance, research some target and likely options from the site.

  • Use Method Test Prep (see past BB&N College Office Mailings and “All Things Testing” email) to access practice sections of the ACT or SAT and brush up on some test prep.

  • Keep a journal or notebook handy to record reflections or thoughts. Even the most mundane or ordinary experiences can become extraordinary college essay material.

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