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Setting a course from day one

College prep at Carondelet begins the moment our girls first set foot on campus. That doesn’t mean putting pressure on our students to make decisions right away; freshman year simply marks the beginning of our getting to know our students, what they’re capable of, and what kinds of experiences best suit the way they learn.

We know you’re already thinking about college. So are we.
We are committed to helping your daughter find the best college for her—not just a place where she’ll succeed, but where she’ll fit in and feel at home.

Each student is assigned a college and career counselor who mentors and guides her all four years. From helping to build a class schedule that fulfills requirements to workshops on writing effective college essays and filling out financial aid forms, we’re here to help each step of the way.  

Freshman year starts with a retreat where students are guided on a journey that helps to develop their intellectual passions and offers opportunities to participate in community service, leadership, and sports (if so inclined).

From then on, we follow up with individual guidance on selecting courses and activities that fit her college aspirations and personal interests. We answer questions about Honors and AP options, discuss SAT/ACT prep, suggest options for summer enrichment programs, and support our students in every way on their journey toward college. 

Liz Paz-Rumore, Director of College and Career, talks with students in the College & Career C... Advising and guidance

Carondelet’s team of professional college counselors get to know each student personally and help them figure out what to consider as they start their college search. Counselors pride themselves on providing current info on the changing landscape of college admissions.

Our counselors maintain relationships with college and university admissions officers all across the country. During the school year, more than 130 college representatives visit our campus to meet with students and answer questions. 

Search and application support

Our counselors guide students through the complexities of the search and application process, providing expertise and ensuring that students are aware of the opportunities available. We host numerous educational workshops for parents and students and work with students as they write their essays, request letters of recommendation, and, eventually, evaluate options once they’ve been accepted. 

Getting the most out of college

With the help of our professional counselors, Carondelet students are fully prepared for what to expect in the first year of college and the kinds of issues they may face.

Big smiles and big hugs for this Class of 2019 grad and her father.


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