College Counseling


Mark Your Calendar:

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Thu Oct 18, 6:30-8 PM Third Floor Computer Classroom
Open to all Trinity seniors and their families
Stop in for help completing the 2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Bring your 2017 tax forms and sit down at a computer. A financial aid professional from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available to answer questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge.
Visit the OPPL website to register and for a complete list of what to bring.

 

 

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.

COLLEGE APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP 

On Tuesday, September 18, Trinity hosted two college application & financial aid workshops. Copies of the presentation materials can be found below. Please contact Ms. Granholm with any questions.

Please remember that the FAFSA opens on October 1st. Students and families are encouraged to submit the FAFSA by early November. You can create your FSA ID now (needed by the student and one parent).

HELPFUL FINANCIAL AID LINKS

NAVIANCE 

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.
  • Visit Trinity’s scholarship library (over 100 scholarships posted!)
  • Naviance Family Connection Website: http://connection.naviance.com/trinityhisch

COLLEGE VISITS

Students and Parents: Each year, over 75 colleges and universities visit Trinity. Find the up to date calendar of colleges visiting Trinity on Naviance.

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

UPCOMING COLLEGE FAIRS

College fairs are a great way to learn more about the wide variety of college options available and connect with schools from around the country, and around the world! All Trinity students are invited to participate in these upcoming fairs: 
Christian College Fair  Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30-8:30pm Timothy Christian High School, Elmhurst
Christian College Fair  Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30-8:30pm Moody Bible Institute, Alumni Student Center, Chicago
Chicago Visiual and Performing Arts College Fair  Thursday, October 25th from 7:00-9:00pm UIC Forum

 

HIGHER EDUCATION STATISTICS FOR THE
Class of 2018
Four year College/University: 91%
Two-year College: 9%
Catholic College and Universities: 35%
The class of 2018 was accepted into 165 different colleges and universities and earned $24.5 million dollars in college scholarships.

2018 College Acceptance List

Class of 2018 Scholarships and Awards

 

CLASS OF 2017

Four year College/University: 90%
Two-year College: 10%
In-State: 67%
Out of State: 33%
Catholic College and Universities: 30%
The class of 2017 was accepted into 193 different colleges and universities and also earned $23.5 million dollars in college scholarships.

Class of 2017 College Acceptance List

Class of 2017 Scholarships and Awards