College Counseling

Carondelet’s College Counseling provides a supportive environment in which students can identify their goals, reflect on their talents and passions, and make good and confident decisions about higher education. We guide students in the self-reflection and evaluation, research, and application writing that is the key to good college selection.

At Carondelet, College Counselors are assigned to students and meet with their advisees starting in the freshman year. Four counselors, who have about 50 students at each grade level, build rapport and knowledge of each unique student as they meet over the course of four years. The counselor helps the student choose an appropriately challenging class schedule and advises her about athletics, extracurricular activities (including summer opportunities), and standardized tests, in line with the student’s goals and interests.

A key element in the college application process is finding a good “fit” for each student. Just getting into college is not the focus: getting into the right school is. The goal is to provide our students with the right foundation and guide their college selection process so they will be successful in college and in life.

Find your counselor!

The first letter of the student's last name corresponds to her counselor as follows:

A-D | Liz Paz-Rumore, JD - Director of College Counseling

E-L | Colleen Lim - College Counselor

M-Q | Lisa Sciacca - College Counselor

R-Z | Ginger Jessop - College Counselor

Wednesday, April 18
6 p.m. – Meet the College Representatives
6:30 p.m. – College Preview Program
Hofmann Center - De La Salle HS

For Juniors and parents, join us for a wide-reaching overview of the college admission process! Hear from representatives from the University of California system, the California State University system, out-of-state universities, private universities, community colleges, and Colleges that Change Lives. Each of these guests will speak about the college admission process, offer insight into how admission decisions are made, and will review case studies of two mock applicants.

Wednesday, April 25
7 p.m.
Frosh, Sophomores, Juniors
Garaventa Center

Good test prep begins with good planning. During this robust introduction to the college admission testing process, students and parents will hear from Lia Lackey, Managing Director of the Compass Education Group. Lia will discuss the ins and outs of college admissions testing from the difference between the ACT and SAT to smart shopping for test prep.

Many private colleges require students to submit mid-year transcripts (grades from first semester senior year). Mid-year grades will automatically be sent to colleges when they are available in late January. There is no need to request mid-year transcripts unless: seniors have a form that needs to be mailed with the transcript or if new information needs to be sent to the colleges with the mid-year report. New information would include a change in schedule, a significant award or honor, a D or F grade in the first semester, or extenuating circumstances that affected the student’s academic performance in the first semester. Seniors will need to meet with their College Counselor to present the new information in early January. Please note: Mid-year transcripts or reports are not sent to University of California or California State University campuses. If your daughter has information she needs to report to UC or CSU campuses, please encourage her to consult with her Carondelet College Counselor.