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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Click here for the Junior College Information Session, presented by Margaret Miller, College Counselor.

Click here for the Sophomore College Information Video "GPA Game"
The 62 members of the class of 2020 are attending 42 different colleges in 21 states and were offered more than $13.1 million in scholarships. They will attend 11 Catholic colleges, and universities, 3 HBCUs, and 2 all-women's colleges.

Virtual College Information

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  • January

    Click here for the Junior College Information Session, presented by Margaret Miller, College Counselor.
  • March

    March 3: Sophomore Night
    We are excited to host our upcoming Virtual Sophomore College Night on March 3 at 6:30 pm, we will post a video on the College Counseling page of the school website which we encourage you to view.  You will learn how different factors impact the college admissions process as you watch several of your classmates play “The GPA Game.”  At 7:00 pm, we will meet over Zoom for a brief PowerPoint presentation on what you can do now to best prepare yourself for college, and we will answer any questions you may have. 

    To receive a link to the Zoom session, please register using this attached Google form . We look forward to seeing you virtually on March 3!

    Link to GPA Game
Meetings will take place in the College Counseling Center during the lunch period. Students may use their personal laptops or borrow one from the library. Please contact Mrs. Miller at dugganmillerm@stcecilia.edu to register for individual college visits.

College Webinars

Exploring College Options
Ninety-minute webinars to learn more about the admissions process at: 
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania
Stanford University

Virtual College Fairs

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Class of 2020: Where are they now?

    • 2020 College Matriculation Map

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