The Counseling Department provides a four year comprehensive guide to the college admissions process. The process begins upon admittance to Mater Dei with a meeting between each incoming eighth grader and his or her parent, and a counselor. Counselors will meet with every student and his or her parent each year to determine an appropriate plan for students to get into the college or university of his or her choice.
Counselors will host parent information sessions throughout the year focusing on standardized tests, financial aid, scholarships and student positioning. At the beginning of the junior year, each student along with his/her counselor will develop a personalized list of prospective colleges to use as a springboard for further conversation and research. During the entire application process, parent involvement is actively encouraged. Counselors will meet with students and parents during the senior year to help facilitate the ultimate decision process.