Academics

College Counseling

College Counseling

Members of the College Counseling Department are responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services in the specific area of college planning. Each student is assigned to a college counselor beginning in their junior year. Students will work with their college counselor in seminar classes, in small groups, and during individual appointments.

Services

  • Individual Appointments
  • College Application Supporting Documents
  • College Fair
  • College Essay Workshop
  • College Application Workshops

Programs

  • Junior Seminar
  • Senior Seminar
  • Career Day
  • Advanced Placement Program
  • Senior Transition

Parent Information Nights

  • NCAA Clearinghouse Information Night
  • College Financial Aid Night
  • Sophomore Parent College Night
  • Junior Parent College Night
  • Senior Transition Night

College Resources

List of 4 items.

  • College Scholarship Information

    All scholarship information that is received through the Counseling Office will be posted on Naviance. (At the bottom of the "Colleges" page, click "Scholarship List." There is also a national scholarship database located on that page.) If you have questions, please see your counselor.

    Parents can access the scholarship information by going to our Naviance page https://connection.naviance.com/msj and logging in as a guest.

  • NCAA Eligibility

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association is an organization that oversees and organizes athletic conferences and competitions among many colleges in our nation. The NCAA Clearinghouse determines Initial Eligibility for student athletes and has rules for (but not limited to) determining academic eligibility, student college visits, coaches' conduct, and the recruiting process. The NCAA process is simple and can be done quickly; however failure to perform certain actions could cause delays in an athlete competing.

    Student athletes interested in playing on an NCAA Division I or II team should:
    • Log on to the NCAA Initial Eligibility website
    • Complete the Eligibility Form online in the Spring of Junior Year
    • Complete and return to the Counseling Office a Transcript Request Form
    • A transcript will then be forwarded to the NCAA Clearinghouse
    Additional questions can be directed to Mr. Dave Slafkosky, College Counselor/NCAA Coordinator, at dslafkosky@msjnet.edu.
  • Standardized Testing

    Visit these sites for test information and registration, to view and send scores to colleges, and for practice questions/test preparation.

    SAT (www.collegeboard.org)
    ACT (www.act.org)
  • Summer Programs

    In addition to scholarships, we often receive information throughout the year about summer programs being offered through various colleges or organizations. Some of these programs may offer possible high school or college course credit, leadership and/or learning opportunities, etc. Summer programs are a great way to enhance both your academic and personal development, gain experience, meet new people, and have fun! Visit www.studenteducationprograms.com to view available programs.

Naviance

Mount Saint Joseph College Counseling uses a program called Naviance. This program maintains data on colleges all across the country and the world, and is accessible (with an MSJ-approved registration code) from any computer with web access. Additionally, Naviance keeps track of students' college applications, statistics, and admissions decisions, as well as functions as a tool for career exploration, scholarship search, and communication with the counselors. Students will have access to a wide range of college admissions information.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.