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 win admission, they win scholarships and awards by the dozen.

The class of 2021 earned $9.4 million in scholarship offers for their academic, athletic, and leadership accomplishments.

College Matriculation

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  • 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 won admission to such schools as:

    The University of Alabama
    Auburn University
    Baylor University
    Case Western Reserve University
    College of Charleston
    Clemson University
    Cornell University
    Davidson College
    Florida State University
    Furman University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    University of Georgia
    Harvard University
    Howard University
    University of Illinois
    University of Kentucky
    Kenyon College
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University
    Marquette University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of Mississippi
    Morehouse College
    New York University
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of Pennsylvania
    Princeton University
    Rice University
    The American International University in London
    University of Richmond
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    The University of the South - Sewanee
    University of South Carolina
    Southern Methodist University
    Stanford University
    Texas Christian University
    The University of Texas
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    United States Air Force Academy
    United States Military Academy (West Point)
    United States Naval Academy
    Vanderbilt University
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    University of Virginia
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    Yale University

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