Academics

College Counseling

Our Approach

Choosing a college is an important decision and an exciting opportunity. With more than 3,000 colleges and universities in this country, students are faced with endless opportunities for their future.

Intelligent planning, an open mind, personal assessment and an organized search are essential for a sound choice, a choice that maximizes opportunities and offers the highest possibility for personal satisfaction and growth. The responsibility for these tasks rests primarily with the student, but others can and should be involved. Parents, counselors, teachers and friends, we all partner in the effort.

St. Cecilia’s college counseling program emphasizes a highly personal approach, with structured and sequential college selection programs beginning in the sophomore year. Our program offers:
  • Small-group workshops
  • Full-day college programs
  • Individual student meetings
  • Test prep sessions
  • Parent college nights
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Mock admissions committees

We also have two college fairs held on campus: The Catholic College Fair and College Fair morning – with more than 100 colleges in attendance– providing many opportunities for college exploration and support. Students and parents also receive a handbook created by SCA’s College Counseling Office outlining in depth the college selection process. St. Cecilia Academy also hosts college representatives throughout the school year before school from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. 
It is our belief that there are many college “matches” for each student and that it is our role to facilitate the discovery of these matches.

College Counselors

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The 64 members of the class of 2022 are attending 45 different colleges in 22 states and were offered more than $16.5 million in scholarships, which averages more than $257,000 per student! They were accepted at 155 colleges and universities in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

Important Dates

October 10 – FAFSA Night (seniors)
February 1 – Sophomore College info night

Visiting College Reps

Meetings will take place before school in Alumnae Hall 7:20 - 7:50 a.m. and during lunch in Activities Foyer Please contact Dr. Taylor at taylorc@stcecilia.edu for more information.

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  • October

    10/4 - Centre College
    10/4 - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    10/04 - the University of Alabama in Huntsville
    10/05 - Washington University in St Louis
    10/06 - Palm Beach Atlantic University
    10/11 - Loyola University Maryland
    10/11 - University of Memphis
    10/18 - Mississippi State University
    10/18 - Villanova University
    10/18 - Oberlin College
    10/19 - University of Rochester
    10/19 - American University
    10/20 - University of Chicago
    10/20 - Denison University
    10/20 - Northwestern University
    10/21 - Haverford College
    10/25 - University of Arkansas
    10/26 - Loyola Marymount University
    10/26 - Trinity College Dublin
    10/27 - Loyola University New Orleans
    10/27 - Grand Canyon University
  • November

    11/01 - Franklin and Marshall College
    11/02 - Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
    11/02 - Jacksonville University
    11/03 - University of Missouri - Columbia
    11/15 - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    11/29 - University of Mississippi
     

Academic Profile

Class of 2022: Where are they headed?