College Guidance

The primary mission of the college planning and placement office is to find the right college or university for each student, depending on their passions and interests, as well as their academic potential for success. Finding the right college is multi-faceted, starting as early as the freshman year with course selection. The college planning and placement coordinator works one-on-one with each student and their family regarding the variables to consider in selecting a university, when and how to make college visits successful, standardized testing, the application process, and scholarship opportunities.

More than forty college and university admission officers visit BLS annually. In addition, our students have the opportunity to attend college fairs both locally and statewide, as well as event weekends, at which time students can visit specific colleges or universities and meet admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and peers.

2020-2021 Test Dates

ACT Test

  • September 12, 2020
  • September 13, 2020
  • September 19, 2020
  • October 10, 2020
  • October 17, 2020
  • October 24, 2020
  • October 25, 2020

SAT Test

  • September 23, 2020 (school day test for juniors and seniors)
  • September 26, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • October 14, 2020 (school day test for seniors)
  • November 7, 2020
  • December 5, 2020
  • March 3, 2021 (school day test for sophomores and juniors)
  • March 13, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 2021

TOEFL Test

Contact our College Guidance Department:

Katie Pink
College Admissions Coordinator
Katie.Pink@BenLippen.com
(803) 807-4108 – office
(803) 744-1387 – fax