Welcome to the College Counseling Center!
Great Hearts Monte Vista North proudly congratulates our fifth graduating class. Click HERE to view our Class of 2022 notable accomplishments. For a full list of GHTX college acceptances from 2018-2022, please click HERE.
If you are a college representative trying to schedule an in-person or virtual visit with our school, please visit us on RepVisits.
The emphasis of the college counseling program at Great Hearts is to help students find good college matches based on their goals, academic, social, and economic fit. We believe that the process for applying to college should be one of positive self-discovery that fully engages students, parents and counselors. Throughout their years at Great Hearts, our students learn to be comfortable in the worlds of both ideas and practicality, understanding the relationship between the two. This serves our students particularly well when identifying and seeking admission to well-matched colleges and universities.
Great Hearts commits to keeping a low counselor-to-student ratio in order to provide individualized attention to each student going through the college application process. Our college counselors help students, and their families, navigate the College Admissions process from start to finish. Those services include:
- College Curriculum for grades 9-12 – topics including college research, applications, essay writing, resume building, financial aid, scholarships, and more.
- College Informational Events
- Financial Aid & Scholarship Events
- College Symposium & College Fair Events
- Guidance on any topic related to post-secondary planning
- Individual or small group meetings
- Representative visits from colleges and universities
- PSAT/NMSQT testing every October for 10th and 11th graders
- SAT testing every spring for 11th graders
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program (CEP) offered to 10th-12th graders (typically in January)
How do I obtain a High School Transcript and who do I contact?
Before requesting a transcript, please review the Transcript FAQs HERE.
|Registrar – Mrs. Rodriguez||College Counselor – Ms. Immel|
|Email the Registrar.||12th Grade College Applications: requests in Naviance. If you have questions, email your College Counselor.|
Note: We process transcript requests as quickly as possible, but please allow a minimum of 7-10 school business days for official transcripts.
What is the difference between the unweighted and weighted GPA?
Great Hearts Academies weights all high school Honors courses with an extra point (on a 5.0 scale) and uses that number to calculate a weighted GPA for high school students. On transcripts, academies provide both a weighted and an unweighted GPA (on a 4.0 scale). For Seniors, a School Profile will be attached that includes a GPA distribution chart where highest weighted and unweighted GPAs in a particular class (i.e. Class of 2022) will be disclosed.
Many colleges and universities (especially out-of-state) will recalculate GPAs using their own scale and weighting system, on which our students’ courses would be labeled as Honors. Some colleges and universities will accept the highest GPA reported and others will use only the unweighted GPA. By reporting both a weighted and an unweighted GPA, we are giving Great Hearts students the recognition for their Honors coursework, and we are showing colleges the rigor of our curriculum, thus giving them the necessary tools to properly evaluate our students.
Which Great Hearts classes are Honors?
All courses except Fine Arts classes and PE are designated as Honors.
How do I stay up-to-date on events?
- Beginning in 9th grade, students should have a personal email address and register for a Naviance Student account. Contact the College Counselor to get a Naviance registration code, if you don’t have one already.
- Regular college counseling email correspondence to high school parents; important dates and updates will be posted in GHMVN Upper School e-Newsletters.
- Check the School Calendar on the academy website.
- Upcoming college rep visits and workshops will be posted in Naviance, in the school weekly e-newsletter, and on a designated noticeboard in the College Counseling Center.
When is the PSAT and how do I register?
In October the PSAT/NMSQT is offered to Sophomores and Juniors. We highly recommend that all 10th-11th grade students participate in the PSAT.
When is the SAT School Day?
The academy plans to administer the SAT School Day to GHMVN Juniors in March each year. The SAT School Day is an official College Board test; however, registration for this test is through the school and not through College Board. This SAT School Day exam for our junior students will be funded by the State of Texas under HB3. More information about this exam will be distributed to families closer to the date. If a student wishes to take additional SAT or ACT exams, they will register at an outside testing center.
How do I register for the ACT or SAT at an outside testing center?
To search and register for an ACT test, visit https://www.act.org/
To search and register for an SAT test, visit https://www.collegeboard.org/
I am being asked for a CB or High School code. What is that code?
The CEEB# for Great Hearts Monte Vista North is: 446284
Can my 9th grader take the PSAT?
If an 8th or 9th grader is interested in taking the PSAT, we recommend searching for a testing center that offers the PSAT 8/9 using the College Board School Search. Enter your zip code and make sure to select the correct test administration from the drop down menu.
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Contact College Counseling
For additional information, please reach out to our GHMVN College Counselor, Ms. Immel.