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Academic Counseling

Freshman Academic Counseling Night

Freshman Academic Planning Night covers the nuts and bolts of freshman year, giving new families a glimpse into an MC student's academic future. The mandatory evening event includes a brief group meeting with your child's individual counselor.

Sophomore Academic Planning Night

This mandatory meeting covers information about academic planning/schedule for junior year as well as a general review of what to expect junior year regarding the college search and research process.

College Guidance

College Financial Aid Planning Night

This evening is for all interested families. This optional event is presented by a Financial Aid expert who will provide tips on the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) & CSS Profiles, as well as insights on how to maximize your student receiveing scholarships and grants & offer help with any other financial aid questions.

College Forums for Juniors

Counselors are available in group forum settings to discuss any questions parents and students may have regarding Standardized Testing (SAT/ACT), and the College Search, Research and Application Process. Families can choose to attend one of two optional evenings when this is offered. 

College Planning Night for Juniors

This is the mandatory kickoff meeting for the College Search and Research Process for Juniors and Parents.

College Fairs and Case Studies Program

In the spring, countrywide and regional college fairs, both virtual and in person, are available, and juniors are required, as a part of the College Project, to attend at least one of these fairs. Junior students and their parents are also invited to participate in the Case Studies Program for selective college admissions. They join admissions representatives from over 90 colleges from across the country to become part of a simulated admissions committee that reviews applications from high school seniors.  Following the case studies sessions, the students and parents join the representatives in the gym for an optional college fair.

College Application Workshops for Seniors

In order to help manage stress and prioritize supporting our seniors, Marin Catholic designates one week (usually mid-October) for seniors to work on college applications and personal statements instead of attending their regular classes.  During College Application Week, students participate in workshops facilitated by the Counseling Department and various College Representatives.

Senior Parent College Forum

Counselors will be available to answer any questions you may have about the college application process. These events are optional.