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College Counseling

About College Counseling  

The collective goal/mission of the counselor, student, and parent is to find colleges where students will be as happy and successful personally as they will be academically.

Juniors at Benet begin working with their respective College Counselor midway through the year. College Interviews are conducted throughout the spring semester, giving students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Mrs. Wesley, Mrs. Lundstrom & Mrs. Hayes to discuss their college search.

The College Counseling Center is located on the second floor of St. Joseph’s Hall. On most school days the CCC is open from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm for students and parents.

Click here to view the timeline of programs and activities that will guide you through the college search process.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Calendars:  Important counseling dates are included on the main website calendar. 

College Visits: The schedule of college visits is located in Naviance.  All are welcome to view the schedule using the guest login "Redwings" 

Class of 2011 at a glance:

  • 99% have been accepted into 2 and 4 year post-secondary schools with two students accepting special appointments to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.
  • When collegiate classes commence in the fall, members of the Class of 2011 will be attending a total of 104 colleges and universities, located in 29 different states, the District of Columbia, and two countries outside of the United States.
  • Members of the Class of 2010 have been offered scholarships from various colleges, organizations, and private foundations totaling close to $29 million
  • 153 are Illinois State Scholars (47% of the Class of 2010) 119 have been inducted into the National Honor Society
  • 4 have been named National Hispanic Scholars
  • 2 have been recognized as finalists by the National Achievement Scholarship Program
  • 23 have been awarded the distinction of being named National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 10 have been named National Merit Finalists

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!  

Mrs. Amy Wesley (College Counselor A-G)
awesley@benet.org 

Ms. Laura Lundstrom (College Counselor H-N)
llundstrom@benet.org

Mrs. Kendall Hayes (College Counselor O-Z)
khayes@benet.org

Mrs. Pat Cunneen - Counseling Administrator
pcunneen@benet.org

 

Benet Academy Profile and College Reports

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School profile and college reports. College reports summarize college choices by class including statistics, college names, selectivity levels, states, and other demographics.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Benet Academy Academic Profile PDF (302.86 KB)  more ] Administration 9/11/2014
2014 College Report PDF (619.72 KB) Administration 6/4/2014
2013 College Report PDF (981.94 KB) Administration 6/20/2013
2012 College Report PDF (583.01 KB) Administration 10/30/2013
2011 College Report PDF (543.64 KB) Administration 11/16/2011
2010 College Report PDF (100.68 KB) Administration 7/28/2010
2009 College Report PDF (399.92 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2008 College Report PDF (204.32 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2007 College Report PDF (96 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2006 College Report PDF (86.2 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2005 College Report PDF (95.07 KB) Administration 6/18/2010

Careers

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The following sites contain career related information to look at as you consider your college major and school choice.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
College/career Quickstart: based on your PSAT  Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Mapping Your Future Link  more ] Administration 1/10/2011
O*Net Online Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Dept. of Labor Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
What's Next Illinois? Career and College Planning Link Administration 4/24/2010

College Financial Aid

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In addition to these resources that are focused on financial aid, more information on financial aid is found under many college search resources.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ACT Free Financial Aid Need Estimator Link Administration 9/20/2011
CollegeAnswer.com  Link  more ] Administration 8/31/2011
Explanation of College Financial Aid PDF (13.7 KB) Administration 1/10/2011
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Fastweb Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
FinAid! Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Merit Aid Link Administration 1/13/2011
Scholarships Link Administration 1/10/2011
School Soup Link Administration 1/13/2011
Student Aid On the Web: Federal Loans and Aid  Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010

College Search

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A collection of links and articles to help you search for the right college.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
College Tidbits Link Administration 1/10/2011
Naviance Link - (Family Connection)  Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Naviance Explanation PDF (64.9 KB) Administration 8/31/2011
American Universities Index Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Association of Benedictine Colleges & Universities Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Beginning the College Search Process PDF (77.23 KB)  more ] Administration 4/23/2010
Campus Tours Link Administration 1/10/2011
Cappex Link Administration 1/10/2011
Catholic Colleges Link Administration 1/10/2011
College Board Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
College Navigator Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
College View  Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Information for Athletics - NCAA Eligibility  Link Administration 6/9/2010
Information for Athletes - Varsity Edge Link  more ] Administration 6/9/2010
Schools in the USA Link Administration 1/10/2011
The Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself PDF (2.48 MB)  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
What's Next Illinois Link Administration 10/4/2010
Visits - What to ask on your college visit PDF (584.9 KB) Administration 4/24/2010
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