Port Allegany Jr/Sr High School Counselor

College Planning/Readiness


  • Contact Mr. Eskesen or Ms. Ferguson. Your counselor plays a big role in helping you get into college. Meet to talk about your college plans and review your transcript.
  • Finalize your list of colleges. Be sure you list "safety" colleges, as well as “probable” and "reach" colleges. Review college applications and informational materials. Organize materials into separate files by college.
  • If you plan to apply through an early decision or early action program, get started on your applications right away. Deadlines for early applications tend to be in November.
  • Begin working on your college essays. Think of topics that focus on your experiences and make you stand out from the crowd.