At Providence Academy, we have taken a cue from our very name in crafting a college counseling program for our students. If it is the goal of a Catholic education to help students learn to desire the perfection that God desires for them, then we must affirm that the college search and application process is a critical period of discernment that is fully part of God’s plan for achieving this perfection. As a college preparatory school, our specific aim is to instill in our students the ardent desire to develop their gifts through postsecondary education in order share these talents with the world.
The College Counseling program at Providence Academy has a twofold mission. The first is to educate students (and their families) about college preparation (including academic planning, college entrance testing, and extracurricular development), the college search, the application and selection process, and financial aid with expert advice and perspective that leads to the selection of a best-fit college choice. The second is to serve in an integral educational role that helps students grow in personal responsibility and initiative while building skills in self-reflection, self-advocacy, communication, and decision-making that are critical for emerging adulthood.
The college counseling program spans all four years of Upper School and includes annual information nights for each class, regular programming that addresses various college-related topics, college visit programming including 90+ individual college visits each fall and an annual College Day each April, individual meetings beginning in winter of Grade 11, and much more. Please explore the links to learn more about our programs and staff.
College Counseling Staff
Mrs. Sarah Hogan
Director of College Counseling
Mr. Andrew Wolf
As a student at NDSU, Mr. Wolf studied Philosophy/Humanities and English. He then pursued a Master’s degree in the History of Philosophy through Holy Apostles College & Seminary, writing his thesis on differing historical approaches to proving the existence of God. Upon graduation, Mr. Wolf continued to serve the Holy Apostles community as a writing tutor in their online writing lab. He is excited to incorporate all of this experience into his roles at Providence Academy.
In his spare time, Mr. Wolf enjoys listening to podcasts/music and spending time with his wife (Hannah) and young son (Theodore). He looks forward to working alongside all of the wonderful students, families, faculty, and staff of Providence Academy.
College Counseling eBulletin
FINAL Call to Register: ACT Summer Prep Course
PA is partnering once again with Breakaway Test Prep to offer on site small group ACT instruction this summer. This group course begins on July 28 and includes five 3-hour sessions and two full-length practice exams with complete score reports. The course is...
FINAL Call to Register for Summer College Essay Workshops
Our June College Essay Workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2023. This workshop will provide rising seniors with the opportunity to explore essay topic ideas with the help of guided brainstorming exercises and one-on-one consultation with the college counselors....
Final Call to Register: Summer College Visit Field Trips
· Register for the June 28 College Visit Field Trip to St. Olaf/Gustavus · Register for the June 29 College Visit Field Trip to UST/CSB-SJU All Upper School Students (i.e. rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) are invited to register for a...