College Counseling


Junior Parent Seminar: College Planning

If you missed the College Planning Seminar on January 31st, please take some time to review the materials from the program. All Juniors not in attendance were provided with copies of the handouts, including the 2017-2018 College Planning Guide. The powerpoint is also available here. Topics discussed included: the college planning timeline; roles and responsibilities of the counselor, student, and parent; and helpful resources including Naviance.

Junior College Planning Questionnaires

All Juniors and their parents are asked to complete the student and parent College Planning Questionnaires. These surveys will provide helpful information which will be used to assist students in the college search process. Both surveys can be found within Naviance and should be submitted by February 21st. Need help accessing the surveys? Please contact Mrs. Granholm at or 708-453-8358.

Upcoming Junior College Planning Meetings

All juniors are REQUIRED to attend a large group college planning meeting in March with Mrs. Granholm. These meetings will take place on Tuesday mornings (Late Start) from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Board Room. Please see below for your assigned meeting date.

Last Names A-Ha: Tuesday, March 7

Last Names Ha-N: Tuesday, March 14

Last Names: O-Z: Tuesday, March 21


Four year College/University: 92%
Two year College: 8%
In-State: 58%
Out of State: 42%
Catholic College and Universities: 45%
The class of 2016 was accepted into 210 different colleges and universities and also earned $22.8 million dollars in college scholarships.
Class of 2016 College Acceptances
2016 Honors Convocation Powerpoint

Trinity holds the distinction as one of twenty-five College Preparatory Schools by North Central Association and Illinois State Board of Education.

Trinity’s mission is to prepare young women to move confidently to the next step in their educational process. This extraordinary success rate is due to a rich curriculum incorporating the latest proven techniques, with the added advantage of a single-gender atmosphere.

Trinity provides a comprehensive, ongoing college placement program that includes testing, individual and group counseling, and application processing for college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid. Because the process of selecting a college is personal, individual counseling sessions are provided as needed to review the strengths and weaknesses of the student’s high school record in relation to education/career goals. To help in this process, representatives from more than 50 colleges visit the school throughout the fall, usually during the junior-senior lunch period, to talk with students about specific college goals. 

A variety of resources are available for student use in the Counseling Center as well as career and college resources in the library.


Trinity High School’s Guidance Department uses Naviance, a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Naviance is linked with College Planner, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
  • Research Scholarships and learn about financial aid.
  • Naviance Family Connection Website:


College Admission Representatives: To schedule a high school visit please contact the College Counselor, Mrs. Katie Granholm, 708-453-8358 or or schedule online directly through RepVisits.