University Counseling at St. Mary’s
At St. Mary’s, we expose students to many different types of post-secondary opportunities so they can make informed decisions about pathways that will be the best fit for them.
Our high school university counseling program starts in Grade 10 with an introduction to standardized testing (PSAT) and support to help students align their IB course selections with possible post-secondary plans. In Grade 11, the process starts to pick up the pace as the students enter IB and begin to think more thoughtfully about their post-secondary plans. Students take the PSAT for a second time. Families will begin to meet with their assigned counselor in the second semester for a family conferences to explore their interests and potential plans. In the second semester of Grade 11, students begin to participate in weekly presentations that explore various post-secondary options. In Grade 12, students begin work on all aspects of the university applications and are encouraged to meet with their assigned counselor regularly. Throughout the school year, grade 12 students have the opportunity to participate in presentations focusing on topics such as application preparation and submission and the transition from high school to university and living abroad.
This is a highly individualized process provided by our University Counselors that aims to meet the unique needs of all of our students. The University Counselors strive to provide the tools and information needed to help students and families feel confident about the decisions they make about the future. We meet our students where they are and give them the tools to find success in the university application process.
To support our students’ future career planning, the University Counselors introduce them to beneficial tools and opportunities related to personal and career development. Every year, St. Mary’s University Counselors host the Career Day, with support from the Saint Mary’s Alumni Association. The event offers various workshops and presentations covering: resume building, interview & life skills, and exposure to industry professionals.
St. Mary’s students matriculate to a variety of colleges and universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan and other countries. Please see our profile for more information.
Information for University Representatives
We welcome college and university admission officers to visit our campus and meet with our students. You can book your visit with us through MaiaLearning. Please create a login and follow this Instructional Video. If your desired date and/or time is not available, please contact our University Counseling Team.