Welcome to the College Counseling section of the La Salle College High School Website.The pages provided in the menu above will serve as a guide for both students and parents navigating the college selection process. Below is a quick view of the announcements, upcoming events, and news. Please visit this page frequently for important updates. We hope that you explore the resources provided here and that they help ease the college search process.
La Salle's CEEB Code is 393370
What is Family Connection?
Family Connection, powered by Naviance, is a web-based service designed especially for schools. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.
Among its many features, it allows you to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete on-line personality and career interest surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
- Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from La Salle College High School for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
- Sign up for college visits – Find out which colleges are visiting La Salle and sign up to attend these sessions in the College Counseling Office.
- Family Connection also lets the College Counselors share information with students and parents about upcoming college information nights and events and scholarship opportunities.
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Mr. Gerard M. Brett
Mr. Gerard M. Brett
Over 350 parents from the Class of 2020 attended the annual information night on January 30th.
The November Commitment Period will be followed by 3 other signing periods during the school year - December, January and April. Overall - over 40 Explorers will play college athletics next year.
Launched over 30 years ago, La Salle was the first, and remains one of the few, high schools in the nation that hosts an event of this kind.
Parents of the Class of 2019 packed the La Salle College High School Auditorium Tuesday evening.
157 La Salle students earned the distinction of AP Scholars, achieving College Board qualifying scores of 3 or higher on at least three exams - with 19 being named National AP Scholars.
268 Seniors will graduate on June 2, 2018 and will be enrolled in 107 colleges and universities in the fall.
Congratulations to these young men, their families and coaches!
Two soccer players and eleven football players (joining six football players who signed in December) and their families and coaches participated in the event.
Nearly 400 Parents from the Class of 2019 were in attendance.
La Salle will hold signing days for other sports in February (Football, Soccer, Water Polo) and April (basketball).
73 admissions representatives from 58 different colleges and universities, spanning 15 states were on campus on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Parents were asked to submit questions in advance, and the College Counselors addressed those questions about the college application process in their overall presentation.
A record 177 colleges and universities visited La Salle last school year.
Over 400 parents from the Class of 2018 attended the Information Night on February 1st.
Seniors interview with thirty colleges and universities spanning the eastern seaboard.
For more information on the college application process, visit the College Counseling Department's website at www.lschs.org/college.
In the 2015-16 school year, 426 students took at least one AP course with a total number of 880 AP exams administered this past May. 84% of all A.P. students earned at least one qualifying score of three or higher out of five.
A presentation for all parents on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
A College Information Night for the parents of juniors was held on February 3, 2016.
Students are assigned a college counselor based on the first letter of his last name. For the Class of 2020 the break down is:
* Last Names A-B: Mrs. Maura Diehl
* Last Names C-G: Mrs. Lauren Tate
* Last Names H-M: Mr. Gerard M. Brett
* Last Names N-Z: Mr. Jim Sawyer
The goal of the College Counseling Department at La Salle College High School is to assist each student in finding the best possible match between himself and a list of colleges. To achieve this goal we will work to first, help the student come to know himself through a series of evaluations, instruments, reflective writing, and discussions in advisory classes and personal interviews. Secondly, we will teach him methods for gathering information about specific colleges, formulating an appropriate list of potential college matches, and understanding the college admission process with the goal of his making informed decisions.
Because of the wide range of their interests, strengths, priorities, and family circumstances, La Salle students apply to and enroll in a variety of colleges and universities. The College Counseling Department aims to help students clarify their thinking about college options; make intelligent and informed choices; present themselves and their credentials as accurately and clearly as possible; and deal with difficulties or confusion that might arise along the way. Helping a student gain admission to appropriate college choices is a given in the process, but the choices must be reasonable and realistic. The College Counseling Department assumes that students who are preparing to go off to college within a year have the necessary amount of initiative and self-discipline to seek the help needed and be aware of procedures and deadlines.
Self-understanding, careful planning, realistic thinking, and a willingness to adjust, if necessary, previously held goals are essential in finding an environment that fits the needs of the student. The College Counseling Department stands ready to help by educating both students and their parents and supporting the students’ efforts.
Effective communication is an important element in the college search and admission process. The information available on our site, is based on published data, discussions with other college counselors and college admission officers, and our years of personal experiences in the field of college counseling. Because of the constant changes in the field, the information contained in the handbook is always being updated and subject to change and some generalizations may not apply. However, becoming familiar with the information and following the outlined procedures is the responsibility of the students seeking an effective college admission outcome.