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 51 members of the class of 2021 are attending 32 different colleges in 18 states and were offered more than $10.2 million in scholarships. They were accepted at 110 colleges and universities in 27 states and two foreign countries, France and Spain.

Important Dates

College Financial Aid Night
September 1, 6:30 - 7:30 / Lecture Hall
College Fair
September 14, 7:30 AM - 8:50 AM / Alumnae Hall

Visiting College Reps

In-person and virtual meetings will take place in the College Counseling Center in the morning from 7:20 - 7:50 a.m. For virtual visits, students may use their own laptop or borrow one from the library. Please contact Mrs. Miller at for more information.

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  • November 2021

    All meetings at 7:20 AM unless otherwise noted.
    11/2 - Drake University, located in Des Moines, Iowa
    11/9 - Oglethorpe University
    11/16 - Bethel University
    11/17 - Saint Louis University
    11/17 - U.S. Air Force
  • December 2021

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Class of 2021: Where are they headed?