Guidance & Counseling

Seton LaSalle is an excellent college preparatory school.

The Guidance Staff is a key component in helping each student experience academic growth at Seton LaSalle to best prepare them for college. We send students off to many highly selective universities each year.

As history supports, Seton LaSalle students are offered generous scholarships - academic, athletic and special interest - typically averaging over $2 million each year.

With nearly 40 years combined experience, Mr. Timothy Zugates and Mrs. Judy Caves bring a level of expertise unsurpassed in most area high schools. Mr. Zugates works with the Freshmen and Sophomore students to help them adjust to high school by tailoring their schedules to the perfect fit.

Mrs. Caves specializes in counseling the Junior and Senior students by guiding them through the college entrance testing system, the application process, college financial aid and scholarships. We're proud to report that our students thrive at some of the nation's best colleges and universities. We believe that's because they receive a firm faith foundation at Seton LaSalle that guides them to habits that lead to success in academics and life.

Guidance Services

SAT/ACT Testing

SAT - To register for the SAT click HERE

  • October 7, 2017
  • November 4, 2017
  • December 2, 2017
  • May 5, 2018
  • June 2, 2018

ACT - To register for the ACT click HERE

  • September 9, 2017
  • October 28, 2017
  • December 9, 2017
  • February 10, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • July 14, 2018

Mount Lebanon Academy is offering a SAT/ACT/PSAT preparation workshop. For more information and registration, click HERE.



College Counselors Visiting SL Dates

Please see College Representative sign-up sheet!

SEPTEMBER:

  • 9/20: Lebanon Valley College - 9:20 a.m.
  • 9/20: Indiana University of Pennsylvania - 1:10 p.m.
  • 9/20: Muskinghum University - 1:30 p.m.
  • 9/21: College of the Holy Cross - 11 a.m.
  • 9/22: Ohio University - 1 p.m.
  • 9/26: Penn State University - 8:53 a.m.
  • 9/26: West Liberty College - 1 p.m.
  • 9/27: Youngstown State University - 11 a.m.
  • 9/28: Xavier University - 8:45 a.m.

OCTOBER:

  • 10/2: Allegheny College - 9:30 a.m.
  • 10/4: St. Vincent's College - 12 p.m.
  • 10/5: Kent State University - 2 p.m.
  • 10/6: Bethany College - 9 a.m.
  • 10/6: University of Pittsburgh - 9:30 a.m.
  • 10/9: University of Dayton - 9:50 a.m.
  • 10/9: Baldwin Wallace University - 10:30 a.m.
  • 10/10: Case Western Reserve University - 10 a.m.
  • 10/10: Mercyhurst College - 11:15 a.m.
  • 10/10: St. Mary's College - 1:35 p.m.
  • 10/12: University of Buffalo - 11 a.m.
  • 10/16: West Virginia Wesleyan University - 10:30 a.m.
  • 10/17: Carlow University - 9:37 a.m.
  • 10/18: Westminster College - 10:15 a.m.
  • 10/19: Catholic University of America - 10:10 a.m.
  • 10/23: St. Francis University - 11:15 a.m.
  • 10/24: Providence College - 1:15 p.m.
  • 10/27: Mesa College of Colorado - 11 a.m.
  • 10/30: Duquesne University - 9 a.m.

NOVEMBER:

  • 11/1: Washington and Jefferson College - 11:20 a.m.
  • 11/7: Gannon University - 10 a.m.
  • 11/9: Point Park University - 9 a.m.

College Open House Dates

  • University of Notre Dame
    • Sept. 6 - 7 p.m.
    • Pine Richland High School, Gibsonia
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
    • Erie Campus: Saturday, Sept. 30 - 1-4 p.m.
  • Bridgewater College
    • Bridgewater Campus: Oct. 21, Nov. 11, Feb. 3, Mar. 17
  • Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and University of Chicago
    • Pittsburgh: Monday, Sept. 11 - Marriott City Center
  • MIT
    • Shady Side Academy, Rauh Theater: Thursday, Oct. 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Saint Joseph's University
    • Oct. 1, 2017; Oct. 27, 2017; April 29, 2018; July 22, 2018
  • University of Mount Union
    • Sept. 23, 2017
  • Gannon University
    • Academic Program Days
      • Business Day - Friday, Sept. 22
      • Engineering and Computer Science Day - Friday, Sept. 22
      • Physician Assistant Day - Friday, Sept. 29
      • Pre-Health Day - Saturday, Sept. 30
      • Health Professions Day - Friday, Oct. 26
    • Information Sessions
      • Sept. 16
      • Sept. 23
      • Oct. 28
      • Nov. 11
      • Nov. 18
      • Dec. 2
      • Dec. 9
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sept. 26, 2017 - 7 p.m.
    • Pine Richland High School
  • University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University
    • Thurs., Sept. 28 - 7 p.m.
    • Shadyside Academy
  • La Roche College
    • Sept. 23 - 9 a.m.
    • Kerr Fitness Center, La Roche College
  • Duquesne University
    • Sept. 17, 2017
  • Ithaca College
    • Sept. 23
    • Oct. 9
    • Oct. 28
    • Nov. 10
    • Apr. 28
  • Elizabethtown College
    • Sept. 16
    • Nov. 11
  • Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University
    • Sept. 22
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • Oct. 9
    • Nov. 4
    • Nov. 11
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Mercyhurst University OASIS Program
    • Oct. 20 - 11 a.m.
    • Oct. 25 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Bentley University
    • Sept. 24
    • Click HERE to register
  • Boston University
    • Oct. 6
    • Oct. 27
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Seton Hill University
    • Oct. 15
    • Nov. 19
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Gettysburg College
    • Oct. 14
    • Nov. 10
    • Jan. 29
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Point Park University
    • Oct. 21
    • Nov. 4
    • Feb. 3
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Rider University
    • Sept. 23
    • Oct. 21
    • Nov. 12
    • Click HERE for more information
  • University of Mount Union
    • Sept. 23
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Gannon University
    • Sept. 21
    • Click HERE for more information
  • New York University
    • Sept. 23-24
    • Oct. 14-15
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Shippensburg University
    • Sept. 16
    • Oct. 28
    • Nov. 18
    • Click HERE for more information
  • St. John's University
    • Queens Campus
      • Oct. 14
      • Nov. 19
    • Staten Island Campus
      • Oct. 28
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Arts
    • Oct. 7
    • Oct. 28
    • Click HERE for more information

College Fairs

  • Christian College Fair
    • Sat., Sept. 16 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Orchard Hill Church (2551 Brandt School Road, Wexford)
  • Bethel College Fair
    • Tues., Oct. 10 | 7 - 9 p.m.
    • Bethel Park High School

College Scholarship Opportunities

  • Club Z! Annual Achievement Award. For more info, click HERE. To apply, click HERE
  • Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
  • UNC Charlotte, The Levine Scholars Program, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: October 8, 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh's Nordenberg Scholars Program, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh's Stamps Scholarship, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
  • Rove Pest Control Scholarship, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: December 31, 2017
  • Wendy's Heisman Scholarship, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: October 2, 2017
  • First Commonwealth Bank (WPIAL sponsor), awards twenty (20) $1,000 "Time to be First" Scholarships to area high school senior student-athletes, click HERE.
  • Bradford School Scholarship Award, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: September 23, 2017
  • Bethel Bakery Scholarship Program, click HERE.
  • Bud Lutty Scholarship Competition, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: December 31, 2017
  • Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE for Phase 1: October 2, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Society Scholarship, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
  • Medical Assisting Scholarship Award, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: December 31, 2017
  • Bowling Green State University Scholarships, click HERE.
  • The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas, click HERE.
  • Breakthrough Junior Challenge, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
  • BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship, click HERE.
    • DEADLINE: May 19, 2018

Applying to Military Academy

Students interested in seeking a congressional nomination for the United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA) or Merchant Marine (USMMA) be advised, the deadline for Congressman Murphy’s academy nomination is approaching. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives. Congressman Murphy may nominate applicants who are legally domiciled within the boundaries of the eighteenth District of Pennsylvania.

The completed application packet must be received in Congressman Murphy’s office no later than Friday, October 6, 2017. Applications and instructions can be found HERE.

A complete application includes the following:

  1. Completed application
  2. 1 academic recommendation AND 1 extracurricular recommendation
  3. An official copy of your high school transcript sent directly from your high school guidance office
  4. A recent copy of your SAT or ACT score. The Congressman’s SAT Score Reporting Code # is 2391 and the ACT Code # is 7652.
  5. A recent, wallet-sized photograph of yourself.

Completed application packets can be sent to:

The Honorable Tim Murphy
Attn: Roxanne Buckel
504 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Transcript Release Form

Please click HERE to print the Transcript Release Form.

School Code

Our school code 393-908

Educational Opportunities

  • Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Oct. 19-21, 2017
    • Click HERE to learn more/register
  • Oxford Spring Seminar: March 25-April 1; April 1-8; April 8-15
    • Click HERE to learn more/register
  • Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience (HOME): Oct. 12-14, 2017
    • Click HERE to learn more/register
  • Commonwealth Technical Institute Career and Transition Fair
    • Oct. 11 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Oct. 12 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Oct. 13 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Click HERE to learn more/register
  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit Apprenticeship Program
    • Click HERE to create an account and register (then submit an application and mail in $75 fee)
    • Contacts:
      • Amy Davis: amy.davis@aiu3.net | 412-394-4193
      • Denise Pilarski: denise.pilarski@aiu3.net | 412-394-5845

Its The Law

Helpful Resources

CCAC Course: Ways to Cut College Costs -- Tools & Know-How You Need to Pay Less for College

  • Are you planning on sending your child to college? If you are trying to figure out how to pay for college costs, this course will help identify various financial aid sources, scholarships and grants to help pay for college expenses. Students will learn how scholarships and grants are awarded and which ones you should focus on given your financial profile. Learn about different kinds of financial aid and how to qualify. How do current investments influence the amount of financial aid my child would be eligible for? Learn more about the formula that FAFSA and other aid documents use to determine the amount of aid you are qualified for. Each session is designed to help students identify in which areas they can begin to improve upon their personal financial planning needs.
    • Ft. Couch Middle Campus -- Mon 6:30-8 p.m. -- 11/6/17 -- 2 sessions -- $39
    • North Campus -- Thurs. 6:30-8 p.m. -- 11/9/17 -- 2 sessions -- $39
    • South Campus -- Weds. 6:30-8 p.m. -- 11/8/17 -- 2 sessions -- $39
    • West Hills Center -- Tues. 6:30-8 p.m. -- 11/7/17 -- 2 sessions -- $39
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