College Counseling Overview

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 Naviance Family Connection?

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.
Latest news

College Counseling News

College Counseling staff

Gerard Brett

Gerard Brett
Director of College Counseling, Faculty Member, Head Coach, Varsity Tennis
College Counseling Office

Maura Diehl

Maura Diehl
College Counseling Assistant/College Counselor
College Counseling Office

James Sawyer

James Sawyer
Associate Director of College Counseling, Faculty Member, Moderator, Baseball, Co-Moderator, Global Studies
College Counseling Office

Lauren Tate

Lauren Tate
College Counselor
College Counseling Office

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



College Counseling Mission Statement & School Profile

Office of College Counseling Mission Statement

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.