About the College Counseling Program


Brophy has five counselors dedicated to preparing students and parents for the college search, application, discernment, and selection process. Each student is assigned to a college counselor at the beginning of his sophomore year and remains with that same counselor through graduation from Brophy. While the counselor’s primary objective is to prepare students and their parents for the college process, each counselor serves as the primary point of contact for each student and parent regarding any issue (academic, personal, or otherwise) that the student may have during his time at Brophy.

 

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  • The program is graduated in scope...

    The college counseling program is graduated in scope so that over a period of three years, students are led through a process that increases in focus and individual attention each year. Sophomores will meet with counselors primarily in small group sessions to establish relationships, develop a college plan, discuss curricular options for remaining years at Brophy, become familiar with Naviance, and discuss summer options and course selections for the following year. Juniors will continue to meet in small groups with counselors in the first semester to update their college plan, discuss standardized testing and develop a timeline for testing, and to begin to narrow down their college search. In the second semester, each junior will meet individually with his counselor to ensure that he is abiding by his college plan and standardized testing timeline, that he has developed a list of college options, and to finalize a plan for the college application process in the fall. This progression allows counselors to reserve fall semester for individual meetings with seniors who are in the midst of the most intense period of the college process.
  • Parent participation...

    Parents are similarly engaged in the college process over the course of three years. Each year there is a mandatory meeting for each class, and every student with at least one parent is required to attend. These meetings provide information specific to each class about the college planning process. The Senior Parent Night is in the fall while the Junior and Sophomore Parent Nights are in January. In addition, quarterly Coffee Chats are hosted by members of the department. These optional events are specific to each grade level and are opportunities for parents to attend an open-forum style event to have questions answered and to receive helpful information. Counselors are available to meet with parents about college planning on an individual basis beginning in the second semester of the junior year. Parents are encouraged to contact their son’s counselor at any time if they have concerns or believe that their son is in need of intervention (academic, personal, or otherwise). To make an appointment with your son’s counselor, please contact Mrs. Mary Novak.
  • College visits to campus...

    Through the fall semester, college admissions representatives from a variety of schools will visit Brophy. Seniors may sign up to attend five visits while juniors may attend three visits. Brophy Prep and Xavier also host an annual college fair with more than 130 representatives from colleges around the country. Many colleges or groups of colleges hold area- wide receptions either at Brophy or at hotels or other facilities in the Phoenix area. Students are encouraged to visit the Counseling Department on the second floor of Romley Hall to find out about additional college visits and programs happening in the Phoenix area.
  • Professional organizations...

    Brophy College Preparatory is a member of the National Association of Admissions Counselors, The College Board, The Jesuit High School College Counselors Association and other professional and educational organizations related to the college admissions process. The school is regularly represented at regional and national meetings of these organizations.

Brophy/Xavier Annual College Fair

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 • Harper Great Hall

College representatives, please register here 
if you would like to participate.

College Counseling Department

 
Ms. Katie Cardinali
College Counselor, Chair of Department
 
Mr. Oscar Borboa
College Counselor

Ms. Megan Erdely
College Counselor

Ms. Kalli Hylle
College Counselor
 
Mr. Gil Martinez
College Counselor
 
Administrative Assistant,
College Visit and Testing Coordinator