College Counseling

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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 57 members of the class of 2023 are attending 36 different colleges in 20 states and were offered more than $12 million in scholarships, which averages more than $214,000 in merit aid per student! They were accepted at 120 colleges and universities.

Important Dates

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 for more information.

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  • August

    8/25: Texas A&M University
    8/31: Catawba College
  • September

    9/8: Belmont Abby College
    9/14: Trinity University
    9/15: University of Rochester
    9/19: Queens University of Charlotte
    9/20 Villanova University
    9/20: Wake Forest University
    9/21: Washington and Lee University
    09/22: United States Air Force Academy
    09/26: University of Alabama at Birmingham
    9/27: Georgetown University
    9/28: Oberlin College
    9/29: Vanderbilt University
  • October

    10/3: Boston College
    10/4: Dickinson College
    10/05: Greenville University
    10/06: University of Mississippi 
    10/06: Smith College
    10/17: American University
    10/18: Pepperdine College
    10/19: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    10/20: Union College
    10/24: University of Dallas
    10/24: Loyola Marymount University
  • November

    11/2: Mississippi State University
  • December

    12/6: Beacon College

Class of 2023: Where are they headed?