University Counseling

University counseling is the process by which we advise students on the most appropriate course of study for them in higher education.

During students’ last two years of school, our experienced college counselors will 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 will have access to a college admissions library with material from a wide range of institutions, computer software programs for test preparation, and financial aid information. The college counselors are also available for conferences with students’ families, as required.

In addition, college counselors work alongside our students to guide, encourage and assist in the higher education application process.


Grade 11

During the first term of Grade 11, students meet with the college counselors to discuss:
  • College options
  • Admissions criteria
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Sources of information
  • Initial career thoughts
During the second term of Grade 11, students will be assigned a counselor and will discuss:
  • Preliminary college lists
  • Learning more about targeted schools
  • Summer visit plans

Grade 12

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 vacation time, if appropriate, as well as admission interviews with visiting representatives in our area.

With a wide range of international experience amongst our school leadership, we can also provide guidance and counseling for university application in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and other parts of the world.

Our SSM-FC graduates from 2021-2023 are attending prestigous universities around the world and have earned more than $1M+ (USD) in scholarships:

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation Malaysia
City University of Hong Kong ( City University + Columbia University US Program)
Curtin University Singapore (Australia)
Duke Kunshan University
Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY - Korea
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
James Cook University Singapore campus (Australia)
Lingnan University - Hongkong
Ritsumeikan University - Japan
Sophia University -Japan
Temple University (Japan Campus)
The Chinese University of Hongkong (CUHK)
The Education University of Hong Kong

Oceania: Australia/New Zealand
University of Western Australia
University of Tasmania
University of Sydney
University of Auckland
Australian National University
University of Queensland

Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Lakehead University
Mount Royal University
Ontario Tech University
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Toronto
York University

Polimoda Fashion School, Italy
RWTH Aachen University , Germany

Bentley University
Duke University (Kunshan)
George Mason University
Hofstra University
Michigan State University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University (Qatar)
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rutgers University
Saint Louis University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Suffolk University
University of California - Riverside
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of San Francisco
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Manchester Metropolitan University
New Castle University
Queen's University Belfast
Stirling University
Teeside University
University College Dublin
University College of London
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of London: London School of Economics
University of Manchester
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

At SSM-FC, we can draw upon an extensive history of experience in advising students successfully at our Faribault campus. During the last four years, SSM Faribault students have been successful at obtaining places at the following list of universities:

Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bucknell University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon
Colby College
Colgate University
Colorado College
Connecticut College
Cooper Union
Cornell University
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
George Washington University
Georgia Tech
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Harvard College
Johns Hopkins University
Julliard School
Manhattan School of Music
Middlebury College
Mt. Holyoke College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Poly Institute
Skidmore College
Smith College
St. Olaf College
Syracuse University
Trinity College
Tufts University
US Air Force Academy
US Military Academy
UC - Berkeley
University C-Davis
University C-Irvine
University CO-Boulder
University of Illinois-Urbana
University of Michigan
University - Penn
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University

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