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College Readiness

College/Career Readiness

Holy Trinity counselors provide tailored, individual counseling to each student regarding their college plans. We utilize Naviance to guide students' college application process and communicate with families. (Current families, please log in to Naviance here.)

Our one-of-a-kind college prep programs allow our scholars to set their sights farther than they ever thought possible. At no cost to our families, we provide: 
  • COLLEGE FAIRS and visits with college admission representatives on the HT campus.
  • CAREER FAIRS expose juniors and seniors to exciting opportunities.
  • ACT PREP to strategically help students reach their maximum score.
  • COLLEGE 101, a college bootcamp class for juniors that prepares students for life on a college campus.
  • FAFSA WORKSHOPS for HT families.
  • COLLEGE VISIT PROGRAM, the only one of its kind in Chicago, sends students across the country to experience competitive universities first hand. Visits are underwritten by HT.
We make finding the right school for you our first priority. Our counselors work with you to understand your personal strengths, goals and personality, helping you discover colleges and programs that fit your needs and goals.
Your college search won’t be limited by distance. HT will cover the costs to send you cross-country! Visit the campus of a college you’ve been accepted to and discover firsthand if a school is right for you.

Since 2006, 100% of HT graduates have been accepted to the college or program of their choice.

College Fair

Holy Trinity will host a college fair on October 16, 2017 from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Visits from College Representatives

We value our partnerships and relationships with colleges and universities. We invite college representatives to visit and meet our students who exemplify our values of Discipline, Integrity, Excellence, Family and Zeal. Please take a look at our school profile to learn more.

Standardized Testing

The SAT and ACT are an unavoidable part of the college admissions process. There are a very small number of schools that are test-optional, but the majority of schools require standardized testing. 

Colleges and universities do not have a preference as to whether you take the ACT or SAT. If you have questions about which test to take, please see your counselor. All juniors at Holy Trinity will take the ACT in the spring.

The SAT assesses a student’s critical thinking skills and knowledge in the areas of reading/writing and mathematics. Registration is available online at www.collegeboard.com

The ACT is a curriculum based test and is considered at all schools. The ACT tests your academic skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. Registration is available online at www.actstudent.com

The Holy Trinity High School CEEB Code is 140875. Students must include this code to assure that your scores are sent to Holy Trinity. Students are responsible for making sure the appropriate scores are sent to all the schools to which you are applying. Requirements vary between institutions, so please review the requirements at each of your schools. If you would like to take the ACT at Holy Trinity, our Test
Center code is 190530.

Contact Us

Nicole Debnar, MA - Counselor/Class of 2018 & 2020
773-278-4212, ext. 3035, ndebnar@holytrinity-hs.org

 Lisa Garner, PsyD - Counselor/Class of 2019 & 2021
773-278-4212, ext. 3034, lgarner@holytrinity-hs.org