St. Ignatius

The Counseling Center

We are pleased to provide comprehensive personal, academic, college and wellness counseling services to meet the needs of our students.

The Counseling Department is structured so that students will have a personal/academic counselor beginning in 9th grade through 12th grade and a college counselor from the second semester of 10th grade through 12th grade. Our mental health professionals in the wellness program are available by referral or drop-in to provide additional support and resources to meet the needs of our students.

General Information

Upcoming Events

Additional information about these events will be in the Principal’s Newsletters and emails from the Counseling Office.

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Juniors & Parents/Guardians will receive registration information by email
Description:

On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 and 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., 43 Bay Area private schools are co-hosting over 120 colleges from across the nation to virtually join our annual Case Studies program which is accompanied with college information sessions. It is an extremely valuable experience to help Juniors and their families understand the holistic review in undergraduate admissions and how all the variables (i.e. - course selection, GPA, test optional, essays, recommendations, and activities) factor into admission decisions. 

Families will choose only one evening to participate. Information regarding the registration process will be announced soon. 

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Juniors & Parents/Guardians will receive registration information by email

On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 and 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., 43 Bay Area private schools are co-hosting over 120 colleges from across the nation to virtually join our annual Case Studies program which is accompanied with college information sessions. It is an extremely valuable experience to help Juniors and their families understand the holistic review in undergraduate admissions and how all the variables (i.e. - course selection, GPA, test optional, essays, recommendations, and activities) factor into admission decisions. 

Families will choose only one evening to participate. Information regarding the registration process will be announced soon

Classroom Locations will be posted upon arrival to Campus
SAT School Day In person @ SI
As mentioned in the College Counseling newsletters, as well as at their "To Test or Not to Test" webinar in the fall, the message from colleges is that test optional truly means test optional. Nearly 1,500 colleges across the nation, including campuses like Santa Clara to Stanford University and our state publics, UC and CSU systems, have announced that students from the Class of 2022 are not required to have SAT or ACT test scores. UCs are test optional through 2025 (UCLA is test free meaning they won't consider test scores through this same period). We want all our students to put their health first and feel assured that colleges across the nation understand the hardship and challenges students are experiencing. Many colleges and universities have taken a test-optional position, pledging that SAT and ACT scores will not play a significant role in college admissions decisions. Rest assured that all colleges will review applications with great regard to the testing policies they have adopted in response to the pandemic.
 
That being said, with the uncertainty of the spring exams, St. Ignatius will therefore offer an optional "SAT School Day" test date (SI is not an ACT test site) for Juniors ONLY on Tuesday, April 27, at 9 a.m. This day will only take place if it continues to be deemed safe to gather students and proctors to administer the test safely. Since a majority of colleges have gone test optional, by just submitting test scores it may not improve one's application. Nevertheless, if families still find it necessary to take the SAT test, please register here by March 30. After registering, more details will be sent closer to the date, and will include details on COVID-19 safety protocol (including wearing masks, etc.) that must be followed.
 
If you have planned to be a test-optional applicant in the fall to colleges, this does not adversely affect your application plan. This is an opportunity for juniors who want to consider the option to submit a score that accurately represents them.
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Classrooms on the 2nd floor
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Classrooms on thr 2nd floor