No, you do not need to wait for the packets before scheduling the planning appointment.  As soon as you receive the email confirming your assessments have safely arrived at the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy office, look through the email for the "SCHEDULE AFTER" date and use the link in the email to arrange an appointment for any day after that "SCHEDULE AFTER" date.  Your assessment evaluations and Academic Packets will be emailed to you between the "SCHEDULE AFTER" date and your appointment date.  During the Course of Study Planning appointment, your advisor will review the evaluation remarks, recommended courses, and book ordering information from the Academic Packets with you.

Advisor appointment calendars fill up quickly during the busy planning season (April through August).  We recommend scheduling your Course of Study Planning appointment as soon as you see the email confirming the assessments have been received.