College Counseling


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.


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.


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

    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

    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

    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 2021 received nearly 1,000 acceptances from 239 different colleges and universities. Of the 239 colleges and universities, the Class of 2021 will matriculate at 82 different schools, in 26 different states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The 82 schools include private, non-Catholic schools, state-related schools, Jesuit Schools, Catholic non-Jesuit schools, service academies and 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 2021 was accepted to the following colleges and universities:

  • Albright College
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Assumption College
  • Auburn University
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Bentley University
  • Binghamton University
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Boston College
  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Bucknell University
  • Butler University
  • Cabrini University
  • Canisius College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Champlain College
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Clark University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • College of Charleston
  • College of William and Mary
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • DePaul University
  • DeSales University
  • Delaware Valley University
  • Drake University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Stroudsburg University
    of Pennsylvania
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fairfield University
  • Flagler College-St Augustine
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gonzaga University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard University
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Holy Family University
  • Howard University
  • Immaculata University
  • Ithaca College
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
  • John Carroll University
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence
  • Juniata College
  • King’s College
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • La Salle University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Liberty University
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Manhattan College
  • Marietta College
  • Marquette University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Marymount University
  • Massachusetts Institute
    of Technology
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Merrimack College
  • Miami University-Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Neumann University
  • New England College
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Niagara University
  • North Carolina State
  • University
    at Raleigh
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus
  • Ohio University-Main Campus
  • Pace University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Pennsylvania State University-
    Main Campus
  • Pennsylvania State University-
    Penn State Abington
  • Pennsylvania State University-
    Penn State Altoona
  • Pennsylvania State University-
    Penn State Brandywine
  • Pennsylvania State University-
    Penn State Harrisburg
  • Point Park University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Regis University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • SUNY at Albany
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shippensburg
  • University
    of Pennsylvania
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Spring Hill College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John’s University-New York
  • Stanford University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Susquehanna University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Texas State University
  • The New School
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Tampa
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Virginia’s
    College at Wise
  • The University of the South
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Cincinnati-
    Main Campus
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts-
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh-
    Pittsburgh Campus
  • University of Richmond
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Scranton
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of the Sciences
  • Ursinus College
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wagner College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington College
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Webster University
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Chester University
    of Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia University
  • Widener University
  • Wofford College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Xavier University
  • York College of Pennsylvania