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College Counseling

The College Counseling office at Mullen is committed to supporting students and families throughout a comprehensive and individualized college search and application process. We assist students in finding the right fit for college based on academics, affordability, and an atmosphere in which they can further develop their talents and interests.

Luke, Class of 2023

They gave me lots of options and really helped me narrow down my college decision and where I wanted to apply. The craziest thing is that I ended up going to a school that I had never even thought of applying to at the beginning of Senior year"

Rachel, Class of 2021

“The college counseling department is amazing. It helps prepare you for your future while making the most of your present.”

Amanda, Class of 2021

"I was beyond blessed to have the entire College Counseling team in my corner during my time at Mullen. They always made the process seem less overwhelming and made me feel like I could actually accomplish the high goals I had. I honestly don’t think I’d have the opportunities I do without them."

Parent, Class of 2022

"I was thinking these past years I wasn't going to know how to help [my student] deal with college apps, but I felt Mullen so thoroughly participated and guided her junior and senior year....the whole process has been smooth!"
Students are encouraged to take ownership of their college process through self-reflection, exploring interests, and considering college options where they can thrive and meet their future goals.

The College Counseling office provides a wide array of programs and meetings to educate students and their families about their opportunities after graduation from Mullen.

Students are at the center of what we do.
We look forward to working with you throughout this exciting time!
While every student's journey is unique, we have created a timeline of how each student should expect to work with their College Counselor during their time at Mullen.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Sophomore Year

    • Drop-in appointments available with your College Counselor
    • Introduction to the College Process class meeting
    • Students take practice ACT (Pre-ACT) and practice SAT (PSAT)
    • Mock admissions workshop and college fair hosted at Mullen by the Jesuit College Consortium
    • Virtual Parent Q&As with the College Counselors
  • Junior Year

    • Individual counseling meetings with your College Counselor
    • College and Athletic Recruitment evening program for families and students
    • Mock admissions workshop and college fair hosted at Mullen by the Jesuit College Consortium
    • Meet with College Admissions Representatives visiting Mullen
    • Students take the PSAT
    • Develop standardized testing strategy with your College counselor
    • Learn how to research colleges through Scoir and other online resources
    • Develop a preliminary list of colleges to explore further
    • Students write a college essay with guidance from their College Counselor and English faculty
    • College Application letters of recommendation are arranged
    • Virtual Parent Q&As with the College Counselors
  • Senior Year

    • Individual meetings with your College Counselor
    • Summer application and essay boot camps offered in June and August
    • Senior College and Financial Aid night program for Families and Students
    • Common Application workshop(s) offered
    • Meet with College Admission Representatives visiting Mullen
    • Finalize college list with your College Counselor and develop application strategy
    • Essay support and revision with your College Counselor
    • Support with financial aid and scholarship search
    • Informational group sessions offered throughout the year on post-graduate planning
    • Virtual Parent Q&As with the College Counselors

Meet Our Counselors

List of 4 items.

  • Stephanie Santillo, M.S. Ed.

    Director of College Counseling
    Supporting Students Last Names Q-Z
  • Conor O’Rourke, M.A.

    College Counselor
    Supporting Students Last Names A-G
  • Katie Randa-MacCrea, M.S.

    Supporting Students Last Names H-P

  • Janna Petersen

    College Counseling Assistant

Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

  • Jul


    Register on the ACT website. Mullen High School is NOT an ACT testing site.
  • Aug

    Summer Fuel Workshop

    A program open to Mullen members of the Class of 2025. This hands-on application workshop will include a session on the Common Application, main college essay, and how to organize all your application details and deadlines. Advanced registration is required, and closes 24 hours before the start of the program. Check your email for a registration link, or reach out to your College Counselor for help.
  • Aug

    Colleges that Change Lives College Fair

    Doubletree by Hilton Denver Hotel
    Grand I, II
    3203 Quebec Street
    Denver, CO  80207

    The program begins promptly at 7:00 pm with a 30-minute information session. The college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Students, parents, and counselors are encouraged to register online in advance of the program.

    CTCL programs are open to the public and free of charge. Attendees should register online in advance of the program.

    Colleges anticipated to be in attendance include:
    Agnes Scott College  ·  Allegheny College  ·  Austin College  ·  Bard College  ·  Beloit College  ·  Birmingham-Southern College  ·  Centre College  ·
    Clark University  ·  Cornell College  ·  Denison University  ·  Earlham College  ·  Eckerd College  ·  The Evergreen State College  ·  Goucher College  ·
    Guilford College  ·  Hampshire College  ·  Hendrix College  ·  Hillsdale College  ·  Hiram College ·  Hope College  ·  Juniata College  ·  Kalamazoo College  ·
    Knox College  ·  Lawrence University  ·  McDaniel College  ·  Millsaps College  ·  Ohio Wesleyan University  ·  Reed College  ·  Rhodes College  ·
    Saint Mary’s College of California  ·  Southwestern University  ·  St. John’s College  ·  St. Olaf College  ·  University of Lynchburg  ·  University of Puget Sound  ·
    Ursinus College  ·  Wabash College  ·  Whitman College  ·
    Willamette University  ·  College of Wooster

    See the entire list of programs here.

    Doubletree by Hilton Denver Hotel Grand I, II 3203 Quebec Street Denver, CO 80207
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For College Reps

We look forward to hosting your visit to Mullen!  

College admissions representatives and other post-secondary recruitment professionals are encouraged to use the Scoir system to schedule your visit to campus.  

Having trouble scheduling your visit? Please contact Janna Petersen, Mullen’s College Counseling Assistant.

Your GPS directions will take you to the front entrance of campus. Please park in the “horseshoe” visitor lot and enter through the Main Office. After checking in and receiving your ID badge, a member of the College Counseling team will meet you and escort you to your visit location on campus.