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College Counseling

St. Sebastian's prepares young men for successful college careers. The art of selecting the right school - from initial research to final choice - is guided by the College Counselor and supported by the faculty. Though the College Counselor frequently consults, both formally and informally, with students and parents in the first two years of the Upper School, preparation for the college search process begins in earnest in the junior year.

Over the course of the year, all members of the junior class meet both individually and in groups with the College Counselor to determine an appropriate list of colleges to be researched and visited during the summer. In their junior year, students have an opportunity to attend a number of college fairs, including one at which recent St. Sebastian's graduates return to campus to represent the colleges they currently attend. College admissions representatives also visit the School to meet with students and answer questions.

As seniors, students narrow their choices and apply to the schools that best suit their interests. During this important period, the College Counselor serves as a strong advocate for the applying seniors, consulting personally with the admissions representatives of the colleges to which they have applied. His efforts to get to know and understand every senior personally makes the College Counselor an effective and persuasive ambassador as he works with colleges to match a student with a school. Above all else, the College Counseling process is concerned with helping each student to understand himself and his goals more fully. Only in this way will he select a college that will allow him to continue to become the student and person he aspires to be.

For current parents of juniors and seniors, please visit the College Counseling page under the Parent Portal for more information. NAVIANCE

Newell Hall

Newell Hall

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Michael Lawler

Michael Lawler

Titles: Faculty
Patricia White

Patricia White

Titles: Assistant to the Director of College Counseling
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