Welcome to College Counseling

The mission of our department is to facilitate the college search and application process for our students. The process begins in ninth and tenth grade, which will intensify in 11th, and 12th grades. It is our goal to provide each student and his parents with the information, advice, and support needed to make good choices about where to apply and enroll for college.

College Preparation Classes

College preparation classes are offered to rising juniors and seniors during the summer months to prepare students for the college search and application process.

Questions should be directed to Ms. Gutierrez at 651-683-1528, ext. 1403 or ngutierrez@cadets.com, or Mr. Erickson at 651-683-1528, ext. 1404 or cerickson@cadets.com.

College Ready: Make Your Summer Count!

For STA students in Class of 2018 or Class of 2019 
Dates: June 13-15, June 20-22, or June 27-29
Time: 9:00 a.m-noon

Description: For rising seniors and juniors, this nine-hour course will cover the following topics: Naviance Family Connection; College Search and Search Tools; Deadlines and Due Dates; College Visits; Interviews; Testing; Recommendations; Essays and Essay Writing; Résumé Writing; Common Application – process and procedures; Scholarships and Financial Aid. The course will be comprised of lectures, group discussion and small group work.  Assignments will be given. Students will be expected to be on time and attend all classes.

Instructors:  Norma Gutierrez, Director of College Counseling and Casey Erickson, Associate Director of College Counseling

Graduation Year *
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By typing your name again below, you agree to the conditions of this class, which are 1) be on time every day, 2) do not ask to leave early, and 3) attend every day of the session.

College Application Completion & Essay Writing

Saint Thomas Academy students entering grade 12
Dates: August 16, 17, 21
Time: 9:00 a.m-noon

Description: For rising seniors, this class will focus on completing college applications as well as the college essay.  Students are invited to sign up for one or more days to work with the college counselors.

Instructors:  Norma Gutierrez, Director of College Counseling and Casey Erickson, Associate Director of College Counseling

Select the date(s) you will attend: *
By typing your name again below, you agree to the conditions of this class, which are 1) be on time and 2) attend the session(s) you signed up for.