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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 dedicated college counselors regularly visit college campuses to learn more about offerings and meet with STA graduates. The journey to college is one of self-discovery, self-reflection, evaluation, and exploration. Our counselors provide information and counseling on the college search and application journey through seminars, class meetings, monthly newsletters, Wednesday announcements, individual meetings, evening programming, and more. 

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 levels. 

STA students and parents utilize Naviance and Scoir, online college planning tools specific to the Academy. Naviance and Scoir allow students and parents to research colleges, search deadlines and requirements, analyze probability for admission, complete surveys, and much more. Students register with Naviance and Scoir in their sophomore year. The Scoir platform also includes career aptitude assessments with YOUScience as well as our Advice Sheets on Resumes, Interviews, Scholarship Search, and more. 

Saint Teresa's Academy CEEB Code - 261700


AP EXAMS - MAY 2020 - College Board Update  Please see the AP/Dual Enrollment page for the updated AP Exam schedule. Scores will be available online on July 16th through your MyAP account. 

UPCOMING EVENTS for 2020-2021

Tues., Aug. 4th, 2-6 pm Application Work Day for Class of 2021. Join us for a couple of hours or a few minutes, this event is optional and free for STA students only. Students must complete COVID19 check-in on the MobileUp app prior to arrival on campus. Check your college planning emails for details. 

Tues., Aug. 18th OR Wed., Aug. 19th, from 5-6:30 pm OR 7-8:30 pm Class of 2021 College Application Kick-Off Night - This event is mandatory (unless ill or quarantined) for seniors, and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Due to the large attendance and social distancing, the event has 4 options and families may choose a night and time. Details will be shared in the coming weeks. 

Class of 2021 - Self-Inventory & Parent Brag Sheet deadline-Sept. 1 (located in Scoir)

KC Private High Schools' College Fair - Wed., Sept. 9, 6-8:30 pm. Over 100 colleges will be participating in this live event. Details & student registration TBA.

Fall 2020 Tests @ STA:

Oct. 6 - School-day Official ACT for Class of 2021 (optional, cost $46, registration procedures TBA)

Oct. 14 - PSAT/NMSQT - Sophomores & Juniors, 8:30 am-noon [no makeup date available]

Nov. 2 - Practice Virtual ACT - Sophomores & Juniors, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

COLLEGE REPS - please contact Debi Hudson at to schedule a visit to STA. You may also schedule through RepVisits in late-July. Limited spots are posted in RepVisits but you may always email directly for other options. We also welcome spring visits! We will be hosting in-person and virtual visits in the fall of 2020. 

College Visits

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. All students will need to register through Naviance in order to attend college visits. 


National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS)

AdvancED STEM Certified 


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

Abigail Jelavich
College Counselor
816.501.0397 x175