Academics

College Counseling

Philosophy

We believe that the college search, application, and decision-making process should be student-focused, incorporating the Ignatian practices of reflection and discernment. We want to help students discover who they are and articulate what they are hoping for from their college experience. We help students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and goals that will allow us to provide practical and timely information about applying to college.

Practice

Every student is assigned a college counselor and will receive programming that is age and grade specific. We meet with students and families in seminars, workshops, and, most importantly, on an individual basis to help to ensure students and families are informed of current research, trends, and practices. Formalized programming begins in the student’s freshman year and increases in frequency and offerings by senior year. Some programming is open to all students and families regardless of grade; this is including, but not limited to: College visits, Financial Aid presentation(s), Parent Panels,and seminars focusing on a wide range of post-secondary topics.

Role

The College Counselor’s role is not only to help the student identify schools that meet their needs, navigate the application process, and decide what school to attend; but to inform and affirm who they are as people and point them toward opportunities after high school that will stretch them spiritually, intellectually, and encourage a sense of agency.

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  • Kelly McGlynn, Director of College Counseling

    Education:
    Saint Joseph’s University, BA, History
    Saint Joseph’s University, MS, Edu. Leadership; MS, Bus. Intelligence & Analytics

    Work Experience:
    Ms. McGlynn arrived at the Prep in 2018, after 7 years as Assoc. Director of Admissions at SJU. She has also worked as Education Technology Advisor/Independent Educational Technology Consultant at Cialfo, a College Applications Platform.
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  • Phuong Le, Counselor

    Education:
    East Stroudsburg University, BA, English
    Concentration in New Media and Professional Writing
     
    Work Experience:
    Mr. Le came to the Prep in 2021 after four years on the other side of college counseling in undergraduate admissions. He was an admission counselor at Neumann University and Saint Joseph's University. He also worked as a Social Media Specialist and Customer Success Manager at The Social Station, a social media and customer service management firm.
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  • Courtney Pinto, Counselor

    Education:
    Fordham University, BA, American Studies
    Villanova University, MS, Counseling

    Work Experience:
    Ms. Pinto has been a College Counselor at the Prep since 2009. She had prior college counseling experience at Red Cloud Indian School and Camden Academy Charter School.
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College Matriculation

The St. Joseph's Prep Class of 2022 received nearly 2,000 acceptances from 303 different colleges and universities. Of the 303 colleges and universities, the Class of 2022 will matriculate at 94 different schools, in 22 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Spain. The 94 schools include private, public, Jesuit Schools, Catholic schools, international schools, service academies or military preparatory schools. Check out some of the class acceptances below and be sure to follow our #CollegeStartsHere campaign on our Social Media handles.

The Class of 2022 was accepted to the following colleges and universities:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Albright College
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Auburn University
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Binghamton University
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowie State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Athyn College
  • Bucknell University
  • Butler University
  • Cabrini University
  • Cairn University-Langhorne
  • California State University-Channel Islands
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Central Michigan University
  • Champlain College
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of William and Mary
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Valley University
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • DeSales University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drake University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Earlham College
  • East Carolina University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Eastern University
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Elmira College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fisk University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gonzaga University
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Hampton University
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Holy Family University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Immaculata University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Iona College
  • Ithaca College
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson University
  • John Carroll University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Juniata College
  • Kent State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Kettering University
  • King’s College
  • Kutztown University
  • of Pennsylvania
  • LaSalle University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Linfield College
  • Longwood University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Manhattan College
  • Marietta College
  • Marist College
  • Marquette University
  • Marywood University
  • McDaniel College
  • McGill University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Miami University-Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Millersville University
  • Monmouth University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morgan State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Neumann University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main
  • Pennsylvania State University-Abington
  • Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
  • Pennsylvania State University- Brandywine
  • Pennsylvania State University-Erie
  • Pennsylvania State University- Harrisburg
  • Pennsylvania State University-Mont Alto
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Regis University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rosemont College
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint John Fisher College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Louis University-Madrid
  • Saint Michael’s Colleg
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Shippensburg University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John’s College
  • St. John’s University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • SUNY at Albany
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Tampa
  • The University of Tennessee
  • Tufts University
  • University of Akron-Main Campus
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Houston
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maine
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Richmond
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Scranton
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus
  • University of the Sciences
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Ursinus College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Wagner College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia University
  • Widener University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Xavier University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • York College of Pennsylvania