Preparing for College
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.
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
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.
Class of 2021 & 2022
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