College Counseling

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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, 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, 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 CEEB Code - 261700 (for ACT & SAT registration) 

ACT registration

SAT registration 

COLLEGE REPS - please contact Debi Hudson at 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. 

Upcoming Events & Information for 2019-2020

Class of 2020 - Transcript Request Forms will be available and accepted after school begins on Aug. 19th. We will begin submitting transcripts to colleges later that week. Transcripts include senior year courses in progress and the drop/add period must be completed prior to submitting transcripts to colleges. 

Common App Work Day (Class of 2020) - Mon., Aug. 5, 2-7 pm, Windmoor. Bring your Surface Pro, snacks, resume, and join us anytime for an application workday and support from College Counseling. 

Class of 2020 College Application Kick-Off Night - Mon., Aug. 19, 7-8:30 pm, M&A Auditorium (mandatory for seniors, parents strongly encouraged to attend)

Catholic College Day - Tues., Sept. 3, activity 2 (sophomores, juniors, & seniors)

Junior Family College Info Night - Wed., Sept. 4, 6:30 pm at Rockhurst HS, Rose Theater (a joint program for STA, RHS, Sion)

KC Private High Schools' College Night - Thurs., Sept. 5, 6:30-8:30 pm at Rockhurst HS

AP Exam registration & payment for AP exams in May of 2020 will take place in late August/early September. NO late registrations will be accepted. Details to follow. 

College Visits

Over 100 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

Debi Hudson
Director of College Counseling  & Counseling Dept. Chair
Certified Educational Planner, AICEP

Abigail Jelavich
College Counselor
816.501.0397 x175