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

  • SAT dates for the 2018-19 academic year will be posted as they become available

ACT - To register for the ACT click HERE

  • July 14, 2018
  • ACT dates for the 2018-19 academic year will be posted as they become available

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 in the Guidance and Counseling Center!

As college representatives schedule their visits to Seton LaSalle, dates and times will be posted here.

College Open House Dates

As colleges and universities announce their Open Houses, dates, times and links with additional information will be posted here.

College Fairs

As we learn of college fairs, dates, times and any additional information will be posted here.

College Scholarship Opportunities

  • Club Z! Annual Achievement Award. For more info, click HERE. To apply, click HERE
  • First Commonwealth Bank (WPIAL sponsor), awards twenty (20) $1,000 "Time to be First" Scholarships to area high school senior student-athletes, click HERE.
  • Bethel Bakery Scholarship Program, click HERE.
  • Bowling Green State University Scholarships, click HERE.
  • The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas, click HERE.
  • Ohio Wesleyan University $30,000 Merit Scholarship, click HERE.
  • The Coolidge Scholarship, click HERE.
  • Pointe Pest Control Pennsylvania ROFL Scholarship, click HERE.
  • Good Orthodontics $500 Smile Scholarship, click HERE.
  • Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships, click HERE.
  • Pittsburgh Foundation scholarship opportunities, click HERE.
  • Robert J. Schuler Scholarship
    • The Robert J. Schuler Scholarship is worth $1,000. It is awarded to one high school senior from Western PA who has participated in at least one Junior Achievement program during high school.
    • Requirements:
      • HS senior who has participated in at least one JA program in the last 4 years
      • Minimum final GPA of 3.0
      • One teacher recommendation
      • Verification of JA program participation from school or JA coordinator
      • Copy of HS transcripts or most recent report card
      • 250-300 word essay (typed) answering: How has your JA experience prepared you for success in your future academic and professional career?
  • JA/PSEA Partners for Public Education Scholarship
    • The JA/PSEA Partners for Public Education Scholarship is worth $500. It is awarded to one high school senior from Western PA who has taught at least one Junior Achievement program at a local elementary school during high school. The winning student must plan to major in Education at an accredited college/university.
    • Requirements:
      • HS senior who has participated in at least one JA program in the last 4 years
      • Minimum final GPA of 3.0
      • One teacher recommendation
      • Verification of JA program participation from school or JA coordinator
      • Copy of HS transcripts or most recent report card
      • Majoring in education at an accredited college or university
      • 350-300 word essay (typed) answering: Why have you chosen education as your career, and how has participating in JA programs as a student influenced your decision to teach?
  • Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship
    • The Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship is worth $1,000. It is awarded to one High School Senior from Western PA who has participated in at least one Junior Achievement program during high school
    • Requirements:
      • HS senior who has participated in at least one JA program in the last 4 years
      • Minimum final GPA of 3.0
      • One teacher recommendation
      • Verification of JA program participation from school or JA coordinator
      • Copy of HS transcript or most recent report card
      • 250-300 word essay (typed) answering: How has your JA experience prepared you for success in your future academic and professional career?
  • Baron & Budd Scholarship
    • Two $2,500 scholarships open to any freshman enrolled, or will be enrolled, in a 2 or 4 year institution this year.
    • Application details and requirements can be found HERE.

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


  • 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
  • Kutztown University Communication Design Day Camp
    • Click HERE to learn more
    • Click HERE to register
  • University of Notre Dame Pre-College Program
    • Click HERE to learn more/register
  • Kilachand Honors College at Boston University
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • Duke University Summer Sessions
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • Healthcare and Agriculture Intensives
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • Bowling Green State University Pre-College Programs
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • Gettysburg College Summer Programs
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • Reynolds Young Writers Workshop
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • George Washington University Pre-College Program
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • Experiential Edge at Drexel University
    • Click HERE to learn more
  • UPMC Sports Medicine Intro to Athletic Training
    • Click HERE to learn more

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