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College Handbook

Students can spend time in the College Counseling Center online finding colleges, scholarships and completing applications.

The New Bishop McNamara High School College Handbook is now available online. Select the link below to view and print. If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Office.

BMHS College Handbook

Topics Covered:

How Colleges Admit Students
College Exploration
The First Step (Look at Yourself)
Mounting the Search
High School Course Selection
Learning About Colleges
Making the Most of the College Fair
Junior Year Activities
Senior Year Activities
Campus Visits
Admission Plans
Degree of Difficulty
College Admission Tests
Admission Essays
Narrowing the Choices
The College Application
Understanding College Costs
Financial Aid
After the Application
iParents and the College Admission Process
World Wide Web Resources
Standardized Testing
BMHS Transcripts/Teacher Recommendations
BMHS Athletes
Introducing Naviance
Junior Year Tasks