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The college application process offers an important opportunity for students to build confidence and competence – two important traits colleges look for in successful applicants. We believe that the college search, application, and decision-making process should be student-focused, incorporating the Ignatian practices of reflection and discernment.

In other words, 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 and provide practical and timely information about applying to college.

Parents and counselors are important partners in this process. College Counselors work closely with School Counselors to provide information and support to students and their families throughout the college application process.  We meet with students in Formation classes, in workshops, and on an individual basis to help them in this exciting time.

Class of 2023 College Destinations

Upcoming Events

List of 4 events.

  • Using Reflection and the Tools of Ignatian Discernment in the College Selection Process

    The Rambler Parent Organization (RPO) invites parents and guardians and their students for an engaging and enlightening evening at Using Reflection & Ignatian Discernment in the College Selection Process. You will hear stories of discernment and learn about St. Ignatius's guidelines for decision-making from presenters from Campus Ministry and College Counseling as you plan for their future after Loyola Academy. You will hear stories of discernment and learn about St. Ignatius's guidelines for decision-making. This free event, hosted by the Rambler Parent Organization (RPO), is open to all, though specifically geared toward junior students and their parents/guardians.

    Click here to register.
  • College Fair

    Loyola Academy is pleased to bring our sophomores, juniors, and their parents one of the largest private high school college fairs in the state of Illinois. With typically over 200 colleges in attendance, the evening presents a wonderful spectrum of options to explore.
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We're here to help, please contact us with any questions

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Mark Porcaro

    Mr. Mark Porcaro 

    College Counseling Department Chair
    (847) 920-2526
  • Photo of Kelly Dutmers

    Mrs. Kelly Dutmers 98

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2703
  • Photo of Gabrielle Feldman

    Dr. Gabrielle Feldman 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2524
  • Photo of Nancy Menendez

    Ms. Nancy Menendez 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2678
  • Photo of Lizabeth Riggs

    Ms. Lizabeth Riggs 

    College Counselor

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