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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 2019 College Destinations

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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  • The Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) Virtual College Fair

    More information and registration available here.

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  • IACAC Virtual College Exploration

    September 14 to October 22

    The six-week program presented by Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) and StriveScan, consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and information sessions.

    More information and registration available here.
  • CARR Virtual Lunch Visits

    The Chicago Area Regional Representatives (CARR) will be offering daily virtual Lunch Visits for students. Over 81 CARR member colleges and universities from across the nation and around the world will be offering daily virtual lunch visits. Additional information and registration is available here.


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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 Nancy Menendez

    Ms. Nancy Menendez 

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

    Ms. Lizabeth Riggs 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2539
  • Photo of James Simon

    Mr. James Simon 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2519

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