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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 2023 & 2024
College Acceptance

American University
Augusta University
Bemidji State University
Benedictine College
Bethany College - Bethany
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Brown University
Case Western Reserve University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colby College
Colgate University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
Duquesne University
Emerson College
Florida Institute of Technology
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Indiana University Indianapolis
Indiana University-Bloomington
Lamar University
Lawrence University
Lesley University
Loyola University Maryland
Mercer University
Miami University-Oxford
Michigan State University
New York University
Northern Michigan University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Main Campus
Princeton University
Providence College
Purdue University-Main Campus
Queens University of Charlotte
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sacred Heart University
Saint Cloud State University
Santa Clara University
Smith College
South Dakota State University
St Bonaventure University
St Olaf College
Stetson University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
The George Washington University
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas at Austin
Trinity College
Union College (NY)
University of Arizona
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Riverside
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts-Boston
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Morris
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
University of Rhode Island
University of San Diego
University of St Thomas
University of Virginia-Main Campus
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Villanova University
Wartburg College
Woodbury University
Yale University