College Preparation

Meet the College Preparatory Team

Heather Alix

Heather Alix

Director of School Counseling
Mary Jo Foran

Mary Jo Foran

School Counselor, Link Crew Assistant
Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison

School Counselor
Michael Tyler '73

Michael Tyler '73

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Class of 2021 Plans for College

For parents and guardians who missed our Fall 2020 Senior College Planning Night, you can access the recording of the virtual event here. If you have any questions regarding your senior's college planning process, please contact your School Counselor or our new Director of School Counseling Heather Alix at halix@nwcath.org.

Freshman Parent Night 2020

This recorded event is for parents and guardians of NWC's Class of 2024 who missed our Virtual Freshman Parent Night. If you have any questions regarding your freshman's transition to school, education plan, or college counseling pathway, please contact your school counselor or Director of School Counseling Heather Alix at halix@nwcath.org.

GUIDING STUDENTS ON THE JOURNEY

Our counselors help students reach their potential by providing academic advisement with personal attention. Our goal is to cultivate successful, well-rounded students who are empowered to achieve their individual goals and are prepared for success in college and beyond.

We understand the college planning process can feel overwhelming. However, we believe the journey should be rewarding. Our counselors’ collective knowledge offers a reassuring perspective. Together we provide many years of experience and its attendant wisdom to our students and their families as they navigate this challenging trek.

At Northwest Catholic we honor every student and his or her chosen road. We also understand we are a college preparatory school and 98% of our graduates will continue their education at colleges and universities across the nation. The Counseling Department helps our students begin their journey to college at the start of freshman year and guides them through this exhilarating process with expertise, sensitivity to each student’s needs, and commitment to being the best college preparatory school it can be.

A Sampling of College Acceptances 2017-20

American University • Amherst College • Assumption College • Babson College • Bates College • Bentley University • Berklee College of Music • Boston College • Boston University • Brown University • Bucknell University • Case Western University • College of the Holy Cross • Central Connecticut State University • Clarkson University • Coastal Carolina University • College of Charleston • College of the Holy Cross • Connecticut College • Cornell University • Curtis Institute of Music • Dartmouth College • Davidson College • DePaul University • Dickinson College • Drew University • Drexel University • Duquesne University • Eastern CT State University • Elms College • Elon University • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • Emerson College • Fairfield University • Fordham University • Georgetown University • George Washington University • Georgia Institute of Technology • Gettysburg College • Hampton University • Haverford College • Howard University • James Madison University • Johns Hopkins University • Kenyon College • Lafayette College • Lehigh University • Loyola University Maryland • Miami University of Ohio • Mount Holyoke College  • New York University • Northeastern University • Northwestern University • Notre Dame University • Providence College • Quinnipiac University • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • St. Joseph University • Stevens Institute of Technology • Stonehill College • Swarthmore College • Syracuse University • Trinity College • Tufts University • Union College • University of Chicago • University of Connecticut • University of Hartford • University of Richmond • University of St. Joseph • University of San Francisco • Villanova University • Yale University

NWC 2020 College Commitments

2020-21 School Profile

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