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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.

Hana, Class of 2020

"You can always come in and chat with the counselors not only about your college concerns but chat with them about life as well."

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."
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
    • Family and student evening program with overview of College Counseling 
    • Students take practice ACT (Pre-ACT) and practice SAT (PSAT)
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Ila Rosengarten

    College Counseling Assistant

Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

  • Oct

    College Application Workshop

    Seniors, join the College Counselors during lunch today to get help with your applications, essays, and other questions! Bring Your Own Lunch.
  • Oct

    Visit with Loyola University Maryland


    You must register 24 hours before the scheduled visit time. Don't forget to pickup your pass from Mrs. Rosengarten and be sure to check with your teacher before leaving class to attend the visit. 

    Thank you,

    Mrs. R. 

    Student Activities Building
  • Oct

    Senior Parent Q&A with the College Counselors

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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 Ila Rosengarten, 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.