As college admissions becomes increasingly competitive, it becomes vital that students capably navigate the process of researching and applying to post-secondary institutions. Fortunately, the guidance counselors at Salesian College Preparatory are specialists at helping students on their journey.
Students are provided with one-to-one counseling and college resources including Naviance Connection*, campus visits by colleges and universities, career days and nights, college essay preparation, college application assistance and financial aid information.
Guidance counselors schedule individual appointments for seniors during September and October to assist with the college application process. They arm students with information, suggest college options, and act as cheerleaders throughout the process. While few students know exactly what they want to be when they grow up, our counselors help students identify strengths and weaknesses to assess which universities might be a good fit.
They also provide seniors with feedback on college applications and personal essays, to ensure that Salesian candidates stand out in the applicant pool. The final step is evaluating acceptances – helping students understand their choices and providing counsel about schools that align with their particular interests and abilities.
Academic counselors also schedule individual appointments with freshmen, sophomores and juniors to discuss their academic progress and college plans. All students are welcome to visit the Guidance Department for additional help during break, lunch and after school.
Perhaps most importantly, Salesian college guidance counselors respect the worth and dignity of each student. They encourage each young scholar to strive to reach his/her potential. Our counselors work cooperatively with students and their parents to support academic and emotional growth.
*Naviance Connection is a web-based college and career planning service designed for students and their families to provide useful information for college and career decisions. Salesian counselors are able to track and assess data about each student’s coursework and college and career plans.
Click here to access our Naviance Connection page.