Juniors and seniors, do you know Phil Trout? Our College Counselor is a key contact for your post-secondary planning and college search. He has personally toured hundreds of campuses and looks forward to sharing important insights with you.
It has often been said that the college search is a match to be made, and not a prize to be won. I’ll help you find the right fit. Phil Trout, the College Guy
Mr. Trout has a distinguished career as a College Counselor, and is now in his 10th year at Minnetonka. He previously served as the Director of College Counseling at Mounds Park Academy (St. Paul), Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Faribault) and the Illinois Math and Science Academy. He also has worked in college admissions at the University of Minnesota and the College of William and Mary. He is a Past-President of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling, and he served on the Minnesota ACT Council.
He served as President of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) during the 2015-2016 school year.
To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
College Entrance Testing
Do you have questions about college entrance tests?
- Why should I take the PSAT?
- What’s the difference between the ACT and SAT?
- When should I take the ACT/SAT?
- How many times should I take the ACT/SAT?
- How can I prepare for college entrance tests?
These questions vary based on each student and their situation. It’s a good idea to have a conversation with your counselor about testing.
For general information, please visit the Testing and Assessments webpage.
Information for Your College Search Programs in 2016-17
All programs are in the MHS Forum, unless otherwise noted. Presentations or handouts are posted below when available.
|Monday, Aug. 22||7 p.m.||College Admissions 101|
|Thursday, Aug. 25||7 p.m.||College Admissions 101|
|Monday, Aug. 29||7 p.m.||Selective College Admissions: Five Important Tips|
|Thursday, Sept. 1||4:30 p.m.||College Admissions 101|
|Wed., Sept. 7||3:30 p.m.||Selective Colleges: Five Important Tips|
|Friday, Sept. 9||12 p.m.||Webinar: Selective Colleges: Five Important Tips |
(Watch Recorded Webinar)
|Monday, Sept. 12||7 p.m.||Using the Common Application and the Coalition Application|
|Tuesday, Sept. 13||7:15 a.m.||Using the Common Application and the Coalition Application|
|Wednesday, Sept. 14||3:30 p.m.||Using the Common Application and the Coalition Application|
|Monday, Sept. 19||7 p.m.||Senior Parent Night Program|
|Monday, Sept. 26||7 p.m.||Admissions to the Big Public Flagship Universities|
|Wednesday, Sept. 28||7:15 a.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 30||12 p.m.|
|Monday, Oct. 3||7 p.m.||College Admissions for the Visual and Performing Arts Student|
|Thursday, Oct. 6||3:30 p.m.|
|Monday, Oct. 10||7 p.m.||College Admissions and the Student Athlete|
|Tuesday, Oct. 11||3:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Oct. 18||7 p.m.||A Closer Look at Community and Technical Colleges|
|Monday, Oct. 24||3:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Oct. 25||4 and 7 p.m.||Financial Aid Program|
|Monday, Nov. 14||7 p.m.||Looking for Scholarships|
|Monday, Nov. 21||3:30 p.m.||Looking for Scholarships|
|Thursday, Dec. 8||12 p.m.||It's FAFSA Season: Five Important Steps (webinar) (slides)|
Wednesday, Jan. 25
4:30 and 7 p.m.
Junior Parent Night Program, Arts Center
|Wednesday, Feb. 1||7 p.m.||Sophomore Parent Night with Introduction to College Admissions, Arts Center|