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Junior Academic Counseling

Cathedral High School
Department of Guidance and Counseling

Junior Class Academic Counseling

Junior Class Academic Counseling:     Mr. Robert R. Ryan


  • Meeting with students about academic concerns
  • Advising students about college opportunities
  • Informing parents and students about the college application process
  • Assisting students and parents with course selection
  • Advertising summer enrichment opportunities 

Fall Counselor Classroom Visit

Mr. Ryan will be visiting the junior class during the religion class (October 5-6).  PSAT practice books and important college preparation information will be shared.  Students will also receive their Naviance codes to help keep on track for college applications in the fall of their senior year.  Feel free to contact Mr. Ryan if you have questions.  

NOTE: Presentation Posted Below

Junior Parent College Information Night
October 7

Parents will be able to get an early look at what students will need to do next year when applying to college at our annual Junior Parent College Information Night.  Meeting time and location: (Zoom, 6PM).  Information with be distributed regarding what an 11th grade student needs to do THIS year in getting ready for the college application season in the fall of his senior year.  Topics include: Choosing a College, Paying for College, Standardized Tests (SAT and ACT), transcripts and more.  A representative from the Kaplan test prep company will be on hand to answer all of your Test related questions.  Thursday's presentation and handouts are linked below.

Cathedral High School College Fair


Please see Google Classroom for virtual college rep visits throughout the year.

Visit The College Board website for information about virtual college tours, visits, and searches.

Cathedral High School will host more than 70 colleges from California and throughout the country.  Representatives from Cal States, UCs and private colleges and universities will be on hand to answer your questions about college admissions.  Please mark your calendar and don't miss this important annual event.


October 2021

  This important test will help students prepare for the SAT as well as serve as an application for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Practice booklets will be distributed in Junior Religion classes at the end of September.  Encourage your son to study and practice for this important test.  Resources can be found at Khan Academy and College Board

Junior Parent Test Results Night


The 2021 (in-person) Parent Test Results Night has been cancelled. Students should have received their test results via email directly from the College Board.  Mr. Ryan will distribute and explain the PSAT results to students in Religion class after January 24th. (Date TBD).  In addition, a video presentation will be posted for parents to review scores with their son as well.  Information on the next steps in college planing will also be included.  Look for announcement and links on the school webiste, google classroom and/or your email.  Please contact Mr. Ryan ( if you have questions.  For more information see the resources below and listed and the bottom of this page.


Video on understanding the PSAT Score Report

Please visit the College Entrance Exam Test Prep Opportunities page for more information.


Class Registration


Class registration will begin in February. 

For more information,please visit

Important Information on Scheduling for the 2020-2021 School Year


College Entrance Exams



Many schools have eliminated the SAT requirement for the class of 2021.  Some have also made the test optional for the class of 2022 as well.  Please check back for more information.  Current Juniors should prepare for the possibility of taking the SAT in May or June of 2021

All students planning to attend a four-year college or university need to take the SAT I or ACT (Both are recommended).  Students need to register and take this test on their own.  Please visit the links below (and to the right) for more information.  Please see Mr. Catlin if you believe that you may be eligible for a fee waiver.

SAT Registration and Preparation (Recommended Test:  May TBD)

ACT Registration and Preparation (Recommended Test:  June TBD)

Students interested in highly selective colleges, programs, and all UC schools need to take the SAT II (2 Subject tests) as well.  Please visit the link below for more information.

SAT II Subject Tests (Recommended Test:  June TBD)

Junior Parent College Application Night



What to Expect When You Are Expecting to Apply to a Four-Year College

The Counseling Department sponsors a night to high Junior parents get ready for the college application season in the fall of the senior year.  (Mr. Catlin, the CHS College Counselor) will help parents learn about the different ways to find the right college, the different types of college applications, the various college entrance exams, as well as the process for completing and submitting applications through Naviance. More information may be found on the Cathedral High School Counseling Website.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Catlin or Mr. Ryan (Junior Class Academic Counselor) if you have further questions. This and all college presentations are available on the College Counseling Presentation page.

Click on the topics below to find additional resources