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  • Guidance Services

    Welcome to the Guidance Services Moodle page. This page was created to connect students and parents with the latest news on courses and academic options available at Veritas Christian Academy. In addition, it is your starting place for the College Application process. You will find information on the top colleges in America, the best Christian colleges, how to write the college essay, and how to navigate the college interview.For parents and students, information on financial aid and how and when to apply will be kept updated and current with the latest news. Students can keep up-to-date on the "college countdown" calendar noting how and when to apply to the schools of their choice. Information on scholarships is also included below!

    The Guidance Services Moodle page allows students to review, schedule or access ACT/SAT or the new CLT test information.  

    Mrs, Bentson, your Guidance Counselor, is available during the day at school or via email (dbentson@veritasnj.org) after school. Feel free to stop in and say hello when you see her in her "office"! wink

    SAT Test Dates 2018–2019
    2018-19 SAT Test DateRegistration DateScores Back Date**
    Saturday, August 25, 2018July 27, 2018September 7, 2018
    Saturday, October 6, 2018September 7, 2018October 19, 2018
    Saturday, November 3, 2018October 5, 2018November 16, 2018
    Saturday, December 1, 2018November 2, 2018December 14, 2018

    ACT Test Dates for 2018-2019
    Test DateDeadlineScore Release*
    Sept 8, 2018Aug 3, 2018Sept 18; Oct 2, 2018
    Oct 27, 2018Sept 21, 2018Nov 6; Nov 20, 2018
    Dec 8, 2018Nov 2, 2018Dec 18, 2018; Jan 1, 2019
    Feb 9, 2019Jan 4, 2019Feb 19; Mar 5, 2019

    CLT Tes Dates

    Sep 29, 2018 (Deadline - Sep 25)

    Dec 01, 2018 (Deadline - Nov 27)

    Mar 02, 2019 (Deadline - Feb 26)

    May 18, 2019 (Deadline - May 14)

    FAFSA Submission Timelines and Other Deadlines
    FAFSA®OpensCorrections
    2019-2020October 1, 2018September 15, 2020
    2018-2019October 1, 2017September 15, 2019


  • Getting Started

    Planning for college can be overwhelming. Most students have no idea about what career choice to make, how to choose a major, or whether to attend a college locally or in another state. 

    We have a new resource for parents and students! Educational consultant, Mrs. Jesse Peck-Martin, founder of Compass U has produced a new book which I have uploaded below. Three Things About College Admissions (I Wish Someone Had Told Me) is a wonderful window into the process. I have also uploaded the link to her website if you would like to download a copy for yourself. 

    Collegeboard.org also offers many resources for the high school student to help you find information to plan your big future. Click on the link below to investigate your options for the future.
  • The Common Application

    The Common Application membership association was established in 1975 by 15 private colleges that wished to provide a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any member institution. With the administrative support of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the organization grew steadily throughout its first 30 years.

    Today, The Common Application serves over 1 million students and school officials annually through our free online First-Year and Transfer applications. Our membership of over 650 public and private colleges and universities represents the full diversity of four-year higher education in the US and, increasingly, overseas.

    The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 36 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. They serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our over 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

  • Christian Colleges

    So you're trying to decide between a secular university and a Christian college. The decision can be a hard one; it concerns your future career, your social life, and your happiness for the next few years.

    When you choose a Christian college, you make an affirmative decision to develop yourself both professionally and spiritually. Christian colleges provide the same choice of majors and excellent education found at secular universities but bring something more to the table: fellowship, discipleship, and a sense of purpose. Below you'll find four reasons why students choose a Christian college.

    Education at the Highest Level

    A Christian college produces more than graduates and qualified job applicants – it sends disciples out into the world. A faith-based school sends its students into the entire range of professional fields, from business to government to non-profit to church life. And then those students represent Christ in those same fields.

    As such, a Christian college takes your education seriously. Christian universities know just how high the stakes are in producing Christian leaders, in producing college-educated disciples. When the faculty and administration send you out to represent the faith, they want you equipped, representing the Gospel well through your witness of intellect and excellence.

    For this reason, you'll find academic standards at a Christian college as – or even more – rigorous than any secular college.

    A Christian View in the Modern Classroom

    At a Christian college, you'll find a Biblical perspective on every subject taught. Professors at Christian universities will bring you the same current, expert instruction found at secular schools, but reinforced and refined with timeless Truth.

    To study history at a Christian college is to observe and interpret God's unfolding plan in human affairs. To study information technology is to consider how we might be wise stewards of the power science gives us. To study criminal justice is to ponder God's purpose in establishing civil authorities.

    Properly understood, every course can reveal the nature and character of God, and a Christian college will search for the deeper truths in every subject.

    Fellowship to Feed Your Soul

    The friends you make in college will wield a serious influence on your life, and you'll find friends at a Christian college who share your values, your commitments, and your passion for God. Imagine sharing your college years with friends who want to see you grow in your walk with the Lord, who want you to find God's calling. Rather than college being a time of temptation, college could be a time when your social relationships spur you on to greater righteousness.

    How Firm a Foundation

    The world as we understand it through science constantly changes. Research and theory that were taught as fact in one era can give way when new data is discovered in the next.

    A good college is obliged to teach its students the latest in science and scholarly advances, but a Christian college will place the truths of science in the greater context of God's timeless Truth. While keeping pace with the most current thinking on any subject, a Christian college will never be moved from the unchanging truth of providence by an intellectual fad.

    At a Christian college, you will learn the facts in light of the Truth.

    Search the links below to help decide which Christian College may be best for you.

  • Secular Colleges

    Examining all options allows parents and students to make informed decisions. Click on the links below to learn about more top-notch colleges across America!

  • Financial Aid

    You may be asking yourself, "How will I ever afford college? Will I be in debt after college?" Examining some of these options will allow you to plan accordingly and avoid debt.

  • SAT/ACT/CLT Information

    SAT? ACT? CLT? The decision can seem complicated, yet it doesn't have to be. Examine the links below to determine which test is best for your situation. 

    Find out what constitutes a good SAT or ACT score. Explore the benefits of taking the new CLT. What does the school you are applying to require for acceptance? How does your score affect scholarship eligibility? 

    Be sure to take note of the schedule of tests and deadlines. Prepare yourself! Take some of the practice exams on collegeboard.org to see how you measure up. 

    • Buy a test prep book. 
    • Register for Veritas's SAT ELA and Math Prep classes. 
    • Decide if purchasing an online course will work for you, or if one-on-one tutoring is necessary. 
    It is best to take either the SAT or ACT at least twice. Schools will take your best combined-scores, so it benefits you to try to improve overall points. You can take the SAT/ACT or CLT in the Spring of Junior year and again in the Fall of Senior year. 

    Before you know it you will be applying to colleges. Take advantage of all the benefits and help available to you before you apply! 


  • The NEW SAT

    The SAT underwent its biggest change in 30 years. The New SAT made its debut in March 2016 

    and impacted students in the class of 2017 or younger. The focus of the new SAT is more in line 

    with the expectation that colleges anticipate for entering freshmen. Both critical reading and writing 

    sections focus on analysis and critical thinking. The math sections rely on higher order logic concepts

    present in Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry. 

    The content on the New SAT will be very similar to that which is on the ACT.  The major difference is 

    in how the concepts are tested and the steps students will have to take to solve problems correctly. 

    Students will have to reason their way through this exam by tackling problems in a linear and 

    sequential fashion; a student’s ability to process information quickly will be key.

    Changes You'll Love

    • No penalty for wrong answers, so students won’t have to worry about losing points for guessing incorrectly. (Just like on the ACT.)
    • There will be only 4 answer choices instead of 5. (Just like on the ACT.)
    • Students may be more familiar with some of the vocabulary tested, but they will need to know multiple definitions of those words.
    • Sayonara sentence completions.

    Changes You Won't Love

    • Questions will require multiple steps to get an answer.
    • The reading passages will include complex structure and vocabulary.
    • Foundational math skills will be more important.
    • Reasoning and critical thinking skills will be paramount.
    • There will be fewer sections on the new test, but they will be longer in time than the current test.


    • Test Optional Colleges

      Review the list of test optional colleges and decide if this is the route that best suits your needs. 

    • Scholarship Opportunities

      Do not neglect applying for those scholarships! Look over the links and attachments below to find cash for college! big grin