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 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, 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 the Scoir platform with juniors and seniors as an additional search tool. 

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

AP exam deadline- Sept. 9th is the last day to decline an AP exam. Payment will be made via Smart Tuition in October. 

Financing a College Education & FAFSA Workshop - Thurs., Oct. 17, 4:30-5:30 pm in the M&A Auditorium. [Parent-Teacher Conferences]

Junior Seminar on the College Search Process- early November

Junior Parent College Info Night - Thurs., Jan. 23. Topics: Naviance registration, hot topics in college admissions, and a parent to parent discussion. 

How to Compare Your Financial Aid Packages - Wed., Jan. 29, 7:30 am in Windmoor.  This event is for seniors and senior parents. Join us for coffee and a discussion on how to compare aid packages, loans, and the work-study program. 

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