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
Save the Dates for local visits with PA College Counseling to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and University of St. Thomas on Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1, respectively. These dates are the student holidays that correspond to US Parent-Teacher...
Local supporters of the St. Mary’s University of MN have organized a free bus trip for students attending Twin Cities Catholic high schools to visit SMU in Winona, MN. The trip is scheduled for December 10. Participants will depart Cretin-Derham Hall on Sunday,...
Parents should plan to attend our annual evening College Financial Aid Night on December 4 with timely information presented by Brian Lindeman, Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid at Macalester College. Mr. Lindeman will lead parents through the...