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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 Scoir with juniors and seniors as an additional college search platform software that also includes career aptitude assessments. 



THE SOPHOMORE FAMILY COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT on MARCH 26 has been CANCELED. Stay tuned for a later date & more information. 

The NACAC STEM College & Career Fair - Sun., March 29, 1-4 pm at Union Station has been CANCELED. For more information go to  Plans are underway for 2021.

AP EXAMS - MAY 2020 - College Board Update  If you choose the refund option, details will follow after April 3rd. Do not request funds now!

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. We welcome spring visits!

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

SAT registration 

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, verification, loans, the work-study program, and next steps. 

Sophomore class introduction to Naviance & Scoir -  February24-26 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 2021 Summer Application Work Days - TBA

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.

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

Abigail Jelavich
College Counselor
816.501.0397 x175