Our Education

College Counseling

Discover Your Path

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  • Freshmen

    College counselors meet with freshmen students to introduce themselves and to discuss the importance of staying focused on academic work and extra-curricular interests that will enrich their high school experiences. Students are encouraged to engage in integrating themselves fully into high school and are invited to visit the college counselors if questions arise.  

    Freshman take a practice ACT and the PSAT in the fall to become familiar with standardized college entrance exams and to determine on which test they may show stronger results. 
     
    College counselors will also begin guiding the students on their journey of self-discovery by introducing them to tools and resources to begin realizing their strengths and interests.
  • Sophomores

    College counselors meet with students to remind them to focus on class work that will prepare them for even greater academic challenges and allow them to develop critical thinking and writing skills.

    Sophomores take a practice ACT and the PSAT in the fall to determine on which test they may show stronger results. 
    Sophomores are also encouraged to explore new extra-curricular interests as well as delve more deeply into already established ones and prioritize according to time available as they make plans for the junior year.

    A number of college counseling events will be offered to sophomores throughout the year. Some will be mandatory and some will be optional, but we expect sophomores to take full advantage of such events.

    The college counselors will also conduct classroom guidance lessons to continue the students’ self-discovery and exploration of colleges.
  • Juniors

    During the first semester of junior year, students will take the PSAT to determine whether or not they qualify as a National Merit Semifinalist or a National Merit Commended Scholar and also to use the scores in initial college planning. 

    The college counselors will also conduct classroom guidance lessons to continue the students’ self-discovery and exploration of colleges.

    During second semester, individual meetings are held to begin the process of planning senior year courses, developing a broad, working list of colleges to research, and formulating long-term educational goals. Juniors are encouraged to own the process of researching colleges and finding good matches, but they are advised to accept responsibility for communicating regularly with their families and staying open to guidance and suggestions. 

    Juniors have the option to visit with college representatives on campus. College counselors will schedule several rep visits each week during the fall and make this schedule available to all juniors.

    A number of college counseling events will be offered to juniors throughout the year. Some will be mandatory and some will be optional, but we expect juniors to take full advantage of such events. 

    Juniors are also encouraged to begin to visit colleges of interest if they have not already. Through self-reflection and realization, effective research, visiting campuses, and staying in touch with college counselors, juniors eventually develop a number of college choices to consider. 

    If they have not already, juniors are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT during the Spring.
  • Seniors

    Throughout the summer and first semester seniors are engaged in meeting individually with college counselors to make final plans and prepare college applications. College counselors will assist students in completing applications, resumes, college essays, and scholarship searches. Seniors are encouraged to manage the process efficiently so that it does not overpower the senior year experience of working hard in challenging courses and participating deeply in genuine interests outside of the classroom. 

    In the Spring, college counselors meet with seniors to guide them as they make final decisions, including reviewing and comparing financial aid offers. Our goal is for each student to discover their own path on which they will grow, flourish, and become the greatest possible version of themselves in college and beyond.

Our sought-after graduates don't just earn admission, they earn scholarships and awards by the dozen.

The class of 2022 earned over $9.5 million in scholarship offers for their academic, athletic, and leadership accomplishments.

College Matriculation

Because of the strength of our programs, a St. Paul's diploma is a valuable document. Our graduates matriculate to many of the finest universities in the nation; recent graduates have earned admission to such schools as:

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  • Full College Matriculation List

    Academy of Art University
    Alabama State University
    Appalachian State University
    Auburn University
    Baylor University
    Belhaven University
    Belmont Abbey College
    Belmont University
    Berry College
    Birmingham Southern College
    Bishop State Community College
    Case Western Reserve University
    Central Michigan University
    Christian Brothers University
    Citadel Military College of South Carolina
    Clark Atlanta University
    Clemson University
    Coastal Alabama Community College
    College of Charleston
    Colorado State University-Fort Collins
    Davidson College
    Delta State University
    Eastern Kentucky University
    Eckerd College
    Fachhochschule Koblenz
    FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
    Fontys Hogescholen
    Furman University
    George C Wallace Community College-Dothan
    Georgia State University
    Harvard University
    Howard University
    Huntingdon College
    Huntingdon College
    Iowa State University
    Jacksonville State University
    James Madison University
    Kenyon College
    Lee University
    Liberty University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University New Orleans
    Marion Military Institute
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Mercer University
    Millsaps College
    Mississippi College
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson County Campus
    Mississippi State University
    Morehouse College
    New York University
    North Carolina State University at Raleigh
    Oklahoma City University
    Pearl River Community College
    Princeton University
    Rhodes College
    Rice University
    Rice University
    Rollins College
    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
    Samford University
    Savannah College of Art & Design - SCAD
    Southeastern University
    Southern Methodist University
    Southern Union State Community College
    Spelman College
    Spring Hill College
    Texas Christian University
    The New School
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Findlay
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    The University of Texas at Austin
    The University of the South
    The University of West Florida
    Troy University
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    Tuskegee University
    United States Air Force Academy
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    University of Arkansas
    University of Central Florida
    University of Denver
    University of Georgia
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Iowa
    University of Kentucky
    University of Mississippi
    University of Mobile
    University of Montevallo
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus
    University of South Alabama
    University of Southern Mississippi
    University of Virginia-Main Campus
    Valley Forge Military College
    Vanderbilt University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    William Carey University
    Wofford College

Meet our Team

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  • Photo of Jeannie Nix

    Mrs. Jeannie Nix 

    College Counselor
    (251) 461-2144
  • Photo of Allie Fuquay

    Mrs. Allie Fuquay 

    College Counselor
    (251) 461-2143

College Representatives

We hope that you leave a spot in your travel schedule to visit St. Paul’s Episcopal School this fall!

Schedule a Visit
To schedule a visit, please email our College Counselors. Also note that our office will host virtual and in person visits during the 2021-2022 school year.

Contact

161 Dogwood Lane
Mobile, Alabama 36608
P. (251) 342-6700
F. (251) 342-1844