College Guidance


The College Counseling program is an integral part of the total experience of a St. Paul’s Episcopal School education. The counseling department is committed to educating and preparing each of our students for the college search, application, and selection process. Searching for a college match is a highly individualized experience.Although the formal college search begins during the junior year, the process starts in the spring of the eighth grade year with an introductory college workshop. Intense emphasis is put on course selection.Throughout high school the entire counseling team works with students to aid them in selecting courses that maximize their potential. The team is made up of two College Counselors, the freshman counselor, and the sophomore/junior/senior counselor.

Students are encouraged to pursue the strongest academic program appropriate for them and to develop a special talent or interest beyond the classroom.Programs are offered throughout each of the four high school years for students and parents on topics including course selection and the college admissions process. Individual meetings between the college counselor, students and parents are scheduled in the spring of the junior year and fall of the senior year.The

College Counselors assist the students with approaches to applications and scholarships, offer suggestions of alternative colleges/universities and help with specific strategies and deadlines. While the application process remains firmly rooted in the responsibility of the student, comprehensive guidance is continuous.

Susan T. Bailey
College Counselor
sbailey@stpaulsmobile.net
251-461-2144

Leigh D. Barnett
College Counselor
lbarnett@stpaulsmobile.net
251-461-2143

College Representatives Visiting St. Paul’s Campus

College Representatives come to St. Paul’s campus to visit with prospective juniors and seniors and their parents in a small group setting. The visits are scheduled during the fall, primarily during lunch periods but some are scheduled throughout the school day. The meetings last approximately 30-45 minutes. A student must have approval from his or her teacher in order to attend and is responsible for making up any work missed. Parents, if you plan to attend, please let us know in advance.

Schedule for College Representative Visits

As of October 21, 2016
(This list changes frequently)
The following College Representatives will visit St. Paul’s campus. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to attend. Come by the College Counseling Office and sign up!

COLLEGES SCHEDULED TO DATE:

  • Monday, October 24 Taylor University 10:00
  • Monday, October 24 Sewanee: The University of the South 11:50
  • Tuesday, October 25 Univ. of South Alabama 11:50
  • Thursday, October 27 Centre College 2:15
  • Friday, October 28 Engineering Dean-University of Alabama Dean Charles Karr 11:45

PROCEDURE TO ATTEND A VISIT:
College Representatives come to St. Paul’s campus to meet with prospective students in a small group
setting. These meetings are scheduled during the school day and a student must have approval from his
or her teacher in order to attend. The procedure for attending a College Representative Visit is as follows:

1. Pick up a Pass in the College Counseling Office.
2. Sign the roster that you plan to attend.
3. Ask your teacher for permission to leave the class (You must ask at least one day before the
meeting).
4. Have your teacher sign the pass and bring it with you to the meeting.
5. Introduce yourself to the representative.
6. We will sign the pass for you to return to class.

The meetings last 30-45 minutes. This schedule of the Representatives who will visit is available on the St.
Paul’s web site—Current Saints - College Counseling, and then College Representatives Schedule. It is
updated frequently.

Student Instructions of How to Attend a Visit

Before the visit day:

  1. Pick up a Pass in the College Counseling Office.
  2. Sign the roster that you plan to attend.
  3. Ask your teacher for permission to leave the class (You must ask at least one day before the meeting).

On the visit day:

  1. Have your teacher sign the pass.
  2. Introduce yourself to the representative.
  3. We will sign the pass for you to return to class.

For College Reps to Schedule a Visit

St. Paul’s welcomes college visitors and appreciates your willingness to share information about the schools you represent and the application process. Please contact the College Counselor to arrange your visit during any school day. Susan Bailey sbailey@stpaulsmobile.net or 251-461-2144.

We prefer to schedule visits at 11:45 during lunch. Our students will be instructed to bring their lunch to a private conference room to meet with you. (It is not held in the Cafeteria)

If 11:45 does not fit with your schedule, we will be glad to arrange a better time, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

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