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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: College Counselor

Meg Otten

Titles: Director of College Counseling

Congratulations to the Shattuck-St. Mary's Graduating Class of 2022!

Class of 2021 & 2022
College Placement

Univ of Alberta, Canada                 
Alexandria College                         
American University (2)                       
Arizona State University                     
Baylor University                                 
Bemidji State University                           
Blinn College (3)                                   
Boston College                                     
Boston University (2)                         
Bowdoin College                                 
Brown University                                   
Butler University                               
California State Univ San Luis Obispo 
Campbell University                           
Carleton College                               
Carnegie Mellon University                     
Case Western Reserve University (2)     
Clarion University                               
Colgate University                               
College of the Holy Cross (3)               
College of St. Benedict                     
Colorado School of Mines               
Concordia College, MN (3)                 
Cornell University                             
Creighton University                       
Dartmouth College (2)                         
Eastern Oregon University                     
Emory University                         
Georgetown University (2)                 
Gonzaga University                           
Harvard College                                     
Holy Cross College                             
Howard University                                 
Indian Hills Community College               
Iowa Western Community College           
Ithaca College                                             
La Salle University                                   
Lake Forest College                           
Lawrence University                               
Loyola University, IL                       
Macalester College                         
Milwaukee School of Engineering     
Minnesota State University, Mankato   
Missouri State University                   
Montana State University                   
Nazareth College                                   
New School                                           
New York University (2)                         
North Dakota State University     
Northeastern University             
Northwestern University                       
Odisee University, Belgium                       
Ohio State University (4)                 
Providence College                               
Purdue University                               
Radford University (2)                             
Regis University                               
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)       
Roanoke College                                 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago     
School of Visual Arts                             
Seattle University                                   
Smith College                                 
Southwest Minnesota State University           
St. Cloud State University                           
St. Joseph’s University                                 
St. Lawrence University                               
St. Mary’s University, Canada                     
St. Michael’s College                                   
St. Olaf College                               
Stockholm University, Sweden             
Stonehill College                                   
SUNY Albany                             
Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico         
Texas Christian University                       
Trinity Christian College                         
Tulane University                                   
Union College                                       
United States Air Force Academy     
University of Auckland, New Zealand 
University of California, Berkeley       
University of California, Davis           
University of California, San Diego (2)
University of California, Santa Barbara (3)
University of Chicago                       
University of Dayton (2)                   
University of Delaware                     
University of Denver                         
University of Glasgow, Scotland       
University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign (2)                               
University of Memphis                     
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (4) 
University of New Hampshire           
University of Pennsylvania                 
University of Portland                       
University of Rochester                     
University of San Diego (2)               
University of South Carolina, Columbia 
University of St. Thomas                   
University of Toronto, Canada (2)     
University of Utah                             
University of Vermont                       
University of Washington (3)             
University of Wisconsin, Madison     
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 
University of Wisconsin, Stout           
Villanova University                           
Virginia Military Institute                     
Virginia Polytechnic Institute           
Washington University in St. Louis       
William Woods University                     
Xavier University