University Counselling

University counselling 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.


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.

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
  • UCLA
  • 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

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

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