Seattle’s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Counseling & College Guidance

The Seattle Prep Counseling Department supports the Jesuit tradition of the Graduate at Graduation. Services and programs are designed to enhance the academic and social experiences of students and to provide support to students and parents throughout the four years at Prep. The freshman/sophomore/junior counseling team works with students during freshman, sophomore and first semester junior year to ensure a successful transition into high school and establish a solid foundation academically and socially. The college counseling team focuses in particular on the college guidance process while continuing to support the academic and social success of the students. The college counselors officially take over with juniors second semester junior year.

First Semester Important Information for Seniors

Check your email frequently. Important information is sent via email on a regular basis.

Check your Family Connection/naviance account regularly to see which colleges are visiting. Sign-up by noon the SCHOOL day before the college visit so that you can be excused from class, if necessary, to attend these visits. It is particularly important that you visit schools you are applying to or considering for your college list.



College Counseling

Naviance/Family Connection

Using Naviance

The Seattle Preparatory School College Counseling Office uses Naviance Family Connection from Naviance as a comprehensive website to use in making decisions about colleges and careers. Current sophomores and juniors (please check with your son/daughter) have been provided with a personal access code and instructions for accessing Naviance Family Connection. Parents of current sophomores and juniors have been mailed a separate parent access code. If you or your student have forgotten the code, please contact Janet O’Neil in the Counseling Office at joneil@seaprep.org.

What is Naviance? Naviance is a comprehensive, web-based resource to facilitate your child in making decisions about colleges and careers. It will also encourage him/her to take ownership of the college search process while at the same time allowing parents access to their individual profiles. Since it is web-based, you have access to its capabilities whether at school, at home, or on the road. Naviance Family Connection is linked with Naviance Workspace, which we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that's specific to Seattle Preparatory School. Naviance Family Connection will allow Seattle Prep students to:

Keep track of the Post-High School Planning process

Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers

Research colleges

Compare GPA, SAT-ACT scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past(Class of 2011-Present)

College Representative Visits & Scholarship Information

See a list of upcoming college representative visits to Seattle Prep (list updated weekly) by signing in to your naviance account. Juniors and seniors may sign-up by registering for the visit on Naviance before the end of the school day at least one day prior to the visits. Please note that while parents can view the visits on the parent account the sign-ups are only available on the student accounts.

In addition, you may access the site as "guest". The "guest" password is: panther.

Click here to access the Naviance Family Connection.

Important links

For students who are starting their college searches, several websites offer one-stop shops that include searchable databases of college information, test preparation aids, virtual tours, and online applications. Here are some of the leading sites and some of the additional features they contain:

THE COLLEGE BOARD

www.collegeboard.com Features online registration for the SAT and help with essay preparation. An outstanding addition is www.myroad.com, the College Board’s most comprehensive and integrative online solution for exploring and targeting colleges, college majors and careers. This internet site is an outstanding tool to use in your college search and is free to students who take the PSAT.

PETERSON’S COLLEGEQUEST

www.petersons.com Includes a personal organizer, practice tests for the SAT and ACT, and discussion groups.

XAP

www.xap.com Gives students a head start on the admissions process, starting in eighth grade, by leading them through questions about high school courses and the types of colleges they would like to attend.

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES

www.Hbcuconnect.com Site is hosted by Columbia University. Includes information and resources related to HBCUs and links to the colleges’ web sites.

CANADIAN COLLEGES

www.aucc.ca

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.gov Online version of the federal financial aid form.

FASTWEB: www.fastweb.com A database of scholarships and grants.

FINAID: www.finaid.org

Financial Aid Facts: www.finaidfacts.org Comprehensive financial aid web site.

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE

www.wiche.edu Students in western states may enroll in many four-year out of state public universities at a reduced tuition rate: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition.

TESTS

www.collegeboard.com Register for SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests
www.act.org Register for the ACT

College Counselors


Sandra Foy

Seniors L-Z
sfoy@seaprep.org

Kate Goodwin

Seniors A-K
kgoodwin@seaprep.org

Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior Counseling

Frosh/Soph/Jr Counselors

Jolene Boyle

Freshmen A-G
Sophomores A-G
Juniors (1st Semester) A-G
jboyle@seaprep.org


Jim Johnston

Freshmen H-O
Sophomores H-O
Juniors (1st semester) H-O
jjohnston@seaprep.org


Ron Zipse

Freshmen P-Z
Sophomores P-Z
Juniors (1st Semester) P-Z
rzipse@seaprep.org


The Seattle Prep Counseling Department supports the Jesuit tradition of the Graduate at Graduation. Services and programs are designed to enhance the academic and social experiences of students and to provide support to students and parents throughout the four years at Prep. The freshman/sophomore/junior counseling team works with students during freshman, sophomore and first semester junior year to ensure a successful transition into high school and establish a solid foundation academically and socially. The college counseling team focuses in particular on the college guidance process while continuing to support the academic and social success of the students. The college counselors officially take over with juniors second semester junior year.

As a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school, Seattle Prep provides a comprehensive program of college counseling. College Counseling services include:

  • Individual meetings with students and parents to assist in the college selection and search process.
  • A sequence of parent/student meetings to provide information, resources and support for the college admissions process.
  • A yearly financial aid night to assist parents with the financial aid process.
  • On site visitation by over 100 college admissions directors and representatives each year.
  • Access to a web-based software program that links students, parents and school personnel to important resources and that manages the application process.
  • Resource center with information on colleges, scholarships and career opportunities.
  • SAT classes offered on site.

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