College Counseling

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College Counseling Curriculum

Students come to Rockhurst High School expecting to enter college fully prepared and equipped for excellence. Choosing the right college or university — and understanding the institution’s academic, admissions and financial requirements — is something no student should have to undertake by himself.

See our update from April 2017 here!

Upcoming College Planning Events at RHS

Junior Parents' College Planning Program

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - POSTPONED
New date and time will be announced soon
Rose Theatre at Rockhurst High School
We will review the following topics: college search and selection process, standardized testing (ACT and SAT), how are applications for admission reviewed?, college search timeline, college search programming, parental access to Naviance - the RHS college search & processing database, and many others.
This is only for parents of juniors, and attendance is crucial and highly encouraged.

Coffee Talk Winter 2018: Selective College Admissions

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Hawklets Center at Rockhurst High School (in The Heritage Room. 
This is located toward the West End of the stadium.  You will take the sidewalk that runs from the Upper campus to the lower Campus towards Ward Parkway.  Once you get to the stadium entrance, you will walk through the ticket booth area, turn right and go up the outside staircase.  Parking should be available near the stadium.)
Speaker: Chris O'Brien, Assoc. Dir. of Admissions, Boston College
More information and registration here.

Coffee Talk Fall 2017: Financing Your College Education

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Hawklets Center at Rockhurst High School
Speaker: Scott Young, Director of Financial Aid at UMKC
This event already occurred, but find the informational document here.


On Your Side

Rockhurst students and their families can take advantage of comprehensive, ongoing college advising that includes individual and group counseling, testing and test preparation, along with services such as document processing for college admission, scholarships and financial aid.

Every Step of the Way

The College Counseling Office assists students and families throughout the college exploration and application process. Our focus is connecting students with programs and opportunities that fit their academic, personal, spiritual and social needs.

Direct work with students begins first semester junior year and continues throughout senior year, and involves a variety of classroom meetings, college visitors, evening programs and individual guidance. However, the CCO begins working with students and parents freshman year and continues through sophomore year.

Year by Year

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Freshman: In mid fall, CCO counselors are in all freshman classes to begin the college processes conversation, reminding students of the importance of their academic work and involvement in the school and community.

Sophomore: CCO counselors meet with all sophomores to jump-start their college search process. Students are also introduced to Naviance, the school’s college search database, and assigned a “Do What You Are” personality profile. 

Junior: In-classroom meetings are held in the spring and the Junior Portfolio is assigned, which includes completing the Junior Survey in Naviance, identifying four to five potential college choices, and securing signatures on transcript release waivers. 

Senior: During fall individual appointments, CCO counselors review a senior’s college planning process, including his college application list and process, transcript and recommendation requests. Workshops are available for help with the college application and financial aid processes.



Contact Department

Mrs. Fola Okediji
Director of College Counseling
(816) 363-2036 x520
Fax: (816) 361-0251


Contact Department

Mr. Rich Sullivan
Assistant Director of College Counseling
(816) 363-2036 x523
Fax: (816) 361-0251


Contact Department

Mrs. Lyn Rixson
College Counseling 
Administrative Assistant
(816) 363-2036 x 524
Fax: (816) 361-0251


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