College Counseling

Helping Students Reach their Dreams

There are many colleges and universities in the U.S. and globally that will enable students to reach their academic, personal, and social goals. As the College Counselors at Benet Academy, our goal is to help each of our students identify their college-related priorities, research a range of colleges and universities in order to determine which ones make the best match, and develop a list of colleges at which to apply. While sophomores continue to work with their respective underclassman counselor, they are also introduced to our services; juniors and seniors meet with their respective College Counselor in both group settings and one-on-one appointments.

With a 100% college placement rate, our goal and mission as College Counselors is to assist our students with their individual college search and application process in order to help each student find colleges where they will be just as happy and successful personally as they will be academically.

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  • Freshman Programming

    • Introduction to Scoir (an online, college search platform)
    • Introduction to College Counselors during Advisory
    • “Planning Ahead for College” evening program for freshman & sophomore parents
  • Sophomore Programming

    • Catholic College Fair at Benet
    • “Understanding Factors for College Admission” during Advisory
    • “Planning Ahead for College” evening program for freshman & sophomore parents
  • Junior Programming

    • College Counseling specific newsletters
    • ~200 College Admission Representatives visiting Benet
    • Scoir review and college exploration (Fall, winter, and spring sessions)
    • “Managing an Effective College Search” program for parents
    • Individual College Planning Conferences for juniors with their respective College Counselor
    • Catholic College Fair at Benet
    • “Coffee with the College Counselors” for parents
    • “Mock Admissions” program for students & parents
    • College Essay Writing Seminar
  • Senior Programming

    • College Counseling specific newsletters
    • ~200 College Admission Representatives visiting Benet
    • Summer Application Workshop (Common Application completion)
    • In-school Application Workshop (Process of applying and submitting required documents)
    • “Parenting for College” evening program for parents
    • “Conversation with the College Counselors” for parents
    • Ongoing student appointments and essay review
    • Personalized letters of recommendation for every student to support college applications

Meet the College Counseling Team

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  • Amy Wesley

    Serves students with last names A-Gk
  • Laura Lundstrom

    Serves students with the last name Gl-Ol
  • Theresa Wright

    Serves students with the last name Om-Z

  • Sarah Black

    Administrative Assistant