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College Counseling

Carondelet’s College and Career Office provides a supportive environment where 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.

Each student is assigned to a College Counselor and they begin to meet with them their 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.

College & Career Staff left to right: Liz Paz-Rumore, JD; Allison Bly; Ginger Jessop; Lisa Sc...College & Career Staff left to right: Liz Paz-Rumore, JD; Allison Bly; Ginger Jessop; Lisa Sciacca; and Michelle San MiguelCounselors help their students choose an appropriately challenging class schedule and advises her about athletics, extracurricular activities (including summer opportunities), and standardized tests, in line with the students’ 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.

“Our 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.” -Liz Paz-Rumore, Director of C&C.

Find Your Counselor/Schedule a Meeting

Students are welcome to schedule a meeting with their college counselor. Find your counselor below and click the link to see their availability. Appointments are 20 minutes long and available during break, lunch, 7th period, or after school. These appointments are for students only.

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


Calendar of Events


C&C Event and Description



Course Advisement
Late January - February

Counselors meet 1:1 with 9, 10, and 11 grade students to discuss and request their courses for the following year.

9, 10, 11 Students
Sunday, February 23

Gap Year Fair
1:00 - 4:00 pm | Athenian School

Learn about the benefits of taking a gap year and the many opportunities that exist. For more information, visit: Gap Year Programs

9, 10, 11, 12 Students + Parents
February TBD Diablo Valley College Enrollment Workshop 12 Students
March TBD

Sophomore Classroom Visits

Students take the Myer’s Briggs Personality Assessment to guide them with personal and career exploration.

10 Students
Tuesday, March 3

Planning Ahead to Pay for College
7:00 pm | DLS Hofmann Center

Katy Murphy, a college admissions expert and former financial aid officer, will guide families through the ins and outs of paying for college.

9, 10, 11 Students + Parents
March - May

College Criteria Meetings for Juniors
Late March - May

Counselors meet 1:1 with juniors to discuss their college criteria and build their college list.

Wednesday, April 22

College Preview Night
6:30 pm | DLS Hofmann Center

Hear application advice from a panel of college admissions officers representing the UCs, CSUs, community colleges, out of state public colleges, and private colleges.

11 Students + Parents
Late May - July

Class of 2021 Parent/Guardian Meetings
Late May - July

College Counselors meet 1:1 with rising seniors and their parents/guardians to review students’ college lists, application timelines, and next steps.

11 Students + Parents
Monday - Friday
June 1-5

College Kick-Start

During this college application boot camp, rising seniors will refine their college lists, draft their college essays, and get a head start on their college applications.

11 Students

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