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Preparing for College

Our college preparatory program helps prepare you for the next step and your life beyond the Arch. 

During students’ junior and senior years, the college counselors work with students, individually and in groups, to move from the general to the specific in the college admissions process. Students are guided in selecting an appropriate range of college choices, completing the admissions process at those schools, and, ultimately, selecting which institution to attend. 

Students have access to a college admissions library with material from more than 1,500 institutions, computer software programs for test preparation, and financial aid information. The college counselors are available for conferences during Fall and Winter Family Weekends, and for individual appointments.

Junior Year

During Winter Term, students meet with the college counselors to discuss:

  • College options
  • Admissions criteria
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Sources of information
  • Initial career thoughts

During Spring Term, students will be assigned a counselor and will discuss:

  • Preliminary college lists
  • Learning more about targeted schools
  • Summer visit plans

Senior Year

The initial emphasis is on narrowing a student’s list of college choices in preparation for the application process itself. Each student’s college counselor oversees the application process. Assistance is also provided in scheduling college visits during Fall Break as well as admission interviews with area representatives. Students also meet with college admission representatives who visit SSM.

College Counselors

Matthew Dilworth

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling

Shawn Reid

Titles: Director of College Counseling

Congratulations to the Shattuck-St. Mary's Graduating Class of 2023!

Class of 2022 & 2023
College Placement

Curtin University
University of Calgary
University of British Columbia
St. Francis Xavier University
Queen's University
University of Toronto (2)
Western University
University of Canterbury
Pomona College
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Diego
Colorado School of Mines
University of Denver
Sacred Heart University
University of Connecticut
American University
Georgetown University
Iowa Western Community College (2)
University of Northern Iowa
William Penn University
DePaul University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Butler University
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Purdue University
Trine University
University of Notre Dame (2)
Amherst College
Boston College
Boston University (2)
Harvard University (2)
Northeastern University (3)
Simmons University
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Colby College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (3)
Wake Forest University
Creighton University
Franklin Pierce University
Princeton University
Canisius College
Nazareth College
New York University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Union College
Ohio State University
Tiffin University
Bryn Mawr College
Mercyhurst University
Villanova University
Providence College
Wofford College
Southern Methodist University
University of Texas at Austin
Radford University
University of Virginia
University of Washington-Seattle Campus (2)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Wisconsin-River Falls