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Virtually all of the graduating Eastside Catholic seniors enter a four-year undergraduate program at universities and colleges around the country. College Counseling provides direction to students and their families. Students receive personal support in researching colleges, completing the financial aid process, making informed decisions, preparing application materials, meeting deadlines and communicating with selected colleges. Counselors are available to meet with students and parents throughout every EC year.

Services provided all year for our students and families include college counseling sessions led by experts in practice SAT and ACT testing, essay writing, financial aid and opportunities for students with diverse learning styles. Last year, College Counseling also hosted nearly 80 representatives from colleges and universities from around the country visiting the school to meet with our students.

College Counseling utilizes Naviance/Family Connection, an advanced, online, college search tool available to families throughout the students’ high school years to aid in the college search and application process. Family Connection guides students in building their resume, performing a personality profile, searching for colleges based on selected criteria and searching for scholarship/aid opportunities.

The College Counseling office is dedicated to helping students find the right “fit,” that is, the colleges and universities that will best guide them to reach their full capabilities and realize their career aspirations. There are many college choices that provide an array of academic, social and spiritual opportunities for students of all backgrounds. College Counseling helps students and families navigate through the college search process, providing the tools and information to families to make informed decisions.

College counselors are resources and advocates for students and parents. It is important that our students communicate openly with their counselors and become actively engaged in the college search process. Our counselors serve best as advocates when they know their students well.

For additional information, please see the College Counseling section of the website.