The St. Luke's College Counseling Office is located in the Library Building on the University Campus. It offers printed resources as well as access to Naviance College Planning and Test Preparation programs.
The more effort and energy students put into the college application process, the smoother it will be for them. As the college counselor, I will guide the students and be their advocate to the best of my ability. For their part, the students must keep regular appointments with me and meet the agreed-upon deadlines.
The goal of this collaborative process is for the students to have options when the time comes to decide on a college. At that time, through a careful process of introspection and discussion with parents and counselors, they can choose the college that best fits them and provides them with the best opportunity to grow and prepare for their futures.
You may contact the College Counseling Office by phone at 251-666-2991
or email Ellen Blackwell
College recruiters share what each of their coveted schools look for in prospective undergraduate students...
“Are you 'geek chic?' Have you ever caught yourself reading Shakespeare or Hemingway late into the night? Maybe not, but ifyou're curious about the world around you, if you lead discussions instead of just participate in them, then BSC might be the place for you. Our students are intellectually curious and think it's cool, chic even, to learn for the sake of learning!”
- Jennifer Waters, Assistant Director of Admissions, Birmingham-Southern College
“Florida State University students are academically strong,intellectually curious, and well-rounded individuals who want to have the full college experience and appreciate a student-centered university. Yes, we are a large public research institution, but we also have a distinct sense of community that is warm, friendly and supportive. In addition to learning, most of our students are passionate about living life through growing their leadership skills, giving back, and expanding their perceptions about the world. As graduates of FSU, I believe they are destined to make a difference.”
- Janice Finney, Director of Admissions, Florida State University
“The most successful student at Sewanee is one who acts on intellectual curiosity and is engaged in the betterment of the surrounding community. An ability to take calculated risks is essential, for a Sewanee student realizes that there is learning in success and failure. Students seeking anonymity in their college experience will not feel comfortable at Sewanee. Not only are names of students known, potential is known – and students are pushed to that potential.”
- Ryan Cassell, Assistant Director of Admissions, Sewanee
“The University of Alabama is looking for students who show acommitment to academics and who welcome the robust exchange of ideas that occurs within a diverse and inclusive learning environment. UA employs a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant's abilities as a student and a scholar. Since the number of applications typically exceeds the number of spaces available in the freshman class, decisions about a student's potential for academic success at UA are based on performance on the ACT and/or SAT, high school grade point average, and high school course schedule. (For example, a student with a 21 ACT or 1000 SAT along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 should be successful at the University.) ACT and/or SAT writing scores are required for incoming freshmen.”
- Rick Funk, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, The University of Alabama
“Success at UAB begins with strong academic performance, a challenging academic background, and competitive test scores. True Blazers know the benefits of real education and thrive in an environment that offers them unlimited opportunity. UAB seeks students who show commitment to education and wish to pursue that education at a world-class research university... students who are creative, inquisitive and motivated...students who are ready to get involved and make a true impact.”
- Chenise Ryan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Millsaps is interested in intellectually curious, emotionallymature and highly motivated students who are concerned withaffecting positive change in every area of their lives, both oncampus and off.”
- Kamper Floyd, Admissions Counselor, Millsaps College
“Auburn Engineering is a diverseprogram with exciting challenges. We are looking for students whothink both analytically and creatively in order to solve a wide rangeof complex problems that impact the quality of life. Engineeringstudents tend to see things a bit differently, using math and scienceto visualize, examine and design solutions. Intellectual curiosityis important, as well as a willingness to dream about infinitepossibilities.”
- Bob Karcher, Assistant Dean of EngineeringStudent Services, Auburn University