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 evening includes a brief group meeting with your child's individual counselor.  

Sophomore Academic Planning Night

This night 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 Night for Juniors and Seniors

This evening is for families of juniors and seniors. A University Financial Aid Officer is present at this event to assist families with the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as well as 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 evenings when this is offered. 

College Planning Night for Juniors

This is the 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 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 a college fair.

College Application Week for Seniors

In order to minimize stress and maximize support with our seniors’ applications, 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. This event is optional.