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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 2021 College Destinations

Upcoming Events

List of 4 events.

  • College Horizons

    In a webinar for freshmen, sophomores, junior students and their parents, a panel of college admission representatives from four types of colleges (public, liberal arts, Jesuit, highly selective) will discuss how applications are evaluated at their institutions. The panel will review real transcript examples and provide a behind-the-scenes peek into an admissions committee. This event will take place via Zoom.
  • College Seminar for Parents of Juniors

    College Counselors will provide an important overview of the college counseling program at Loyola Academy.
  • Athletic Recruiting and College Admissions

    Is your son or daughter considering playing a sport in college? Attend this informational meeting to learn more about what it takes to succeed on and off the playing field. Parents and their children are invited to attend this session together.
    Marillac Room
  • 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 over 200 colleges in attendance, the evening presents a wonderful spectrum of college options to explore. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for junior students. All other students are welcome beginning at 7:30 p.m. College attendee list will be provided closer to the event.
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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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