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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.

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College Placement

American University (DC)
Anahuac Mayab University (Mexico)
Bemidji State University (MN)
Boston College (MA)
Bowling Green State University (OH)
Bucknell University (PA)
Carleton College (MN)
Clark Atlanta University (GA)
Coe College (IA)
Colgate University (NY)
College of St. Scholastica (MN)
Drake University (IA)
Duke University (NC)
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (NY)
Elmira College (NY)
Emory University (GA)
Florida Atlantic University
Fordham University (NY)
Franklin Pierce University (NH)
George Mason University (VA)
George Washington University (DC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University (WA)
High Point University (NC)
Indiana University-Bloomington
Iowa State University
Macalester College (MN)
Miami University (OH)
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Oberlin College (OH)
Pennsylvania State University
Presbyterian College (SC)
Princeton University
Quinnipiac University (CT)
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Seattle Pacific University (WA)
St. Olaf College (MN)
Syracuse University (NY)
Tufts University (MA)
United States Air Force Academy (CO)
United States Military Academy (NY)
University of California-Irvine
University of California-San Diego
University of Connecticut
University of Denver (CO)
University of Maine
University of Miami (FL)
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of Northwestern (MN)
University of Portland (OR)
University of Richmond (VA)
University of Rochester (NY)
University of South Dakota
University of Tampa (FL)
University of Texas-Dallas
University of Toronto
University of Toronto-Mississauga
University of Toronto-Scarborough
University of Warwick (England)
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Xavier University (OH)