The College Counseling Department at St. Teresa's provides a comprehensive and individualized college counseling program to assist families in the college search, application, and matriculation experience. St. Teresa's maintains relationships with college and university admission offices throughout the country and around the globe, with more than 100 college and university admission representatives visiting STA each year to meet with students. Our counselors regularly visit college campuses to learn more about offerings and meet with STA graduates. STA continually boasts a 100% acceptance rate to college and consistent recognition in the National Merit program.
St. Teresa's is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC, nacacnet.org) and fully endorse NACAC's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices. Our counselors annually attend conferences, present, and hold leadership positions at the state and national level.
STA students and parents utilize Naviance, an online college planning tool specific to the Academy. Naviance allows students and parents to research colleges, search deadlines and requirements, analyze probability for admission, complete surveys, and much more. Students register with Naviance in their sophomore year. STA has also launched Scoir with juniors and seniors as an additional college search platform software that also includes career aptitude assessments.
STA CEEB Code - 261700 (for ACT & SAT registration)
ACT registration www.actstudent.org
SAT registration www.collegeboard.org
COLLEGE REPS - please contact Debi Hudson at email@example.com to schedule a visit to STA. You may also schedule through RepVisits during the busy fair weeks in Kansas City. Limited spots are posted in RepVisits but you may always email directly for other options.
Mark your calendars - NACAC STEM College & Career Fair - Sun., March 29, 1-4 pm at Union Station. For more information go to https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/stem-college-and-career-fairs/kansas-city-stem-college-and-career-fair/
STA Upcoming Events & Information for 2019-2020
Individual Junior Meetings - January & February. Discussion topics: senior year courses, testing plans, college list, major/career interest areas, and more.
Junior Parent College Info Night - Thurs., Jan. 23. Topics: Naviance registration, hot topics in college admissions, and a parent to parent discussion with Gil Villanuava from the University of Richmond.
How to Compare Your Financial Aid Packages - Wed., Jan. 29, 7:30-8:30 am in Windmoor. This event is for seniors and senior parents. Join us for coffee and a discussion with three admissions/financial aid experts on how to compare aid notification letters, loans, and the work-study program.
Sophomore class introduction to Naviance & Scoir - late February through theology classes.
Sophomore Family College Planning Night - Thurs., March 26, 7 pm in the M&A Auditorium. This event is for students & parents.
Junior College Planning Seminars (3) will take place in March and April. Topics: resumes (drafts are a required assignment), admission decision plans, holistic admissions, review of a sample transcript, Common Application, sample applications, and essays.
Class of 2020 Summer Application Work Days - TBA
Over 110 colleges and universities will visit STA during the fall semester and approximately 20 in the spring semester. For a complete list of colleges and universities visiting STA check out Naviance - Colleges - Visits.