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College Counseling


Notre Dame High School College Counseling strives to provide current information and resources to help our students and their families make the best college choice. Each Counselor guides her students through the college search process and provides critical information about college entrance requirements, testing, financial aid and career planning as she progresses through her four years at Notre Dame.

The various tabs below will guide you through testing, college planning, applying online, financial aid, the college bound athlete, how to make the right choice in a college, scholarships to help pay for college and more.

The Counseling Center is located in Room 126 on the main floor across from the Dining Room.

The College Counselor offers classroom presentations and individual college counseling appointments for juniors in the spring and seniors in the fall. 

We hope these resources will be helpful to our parents and students.

Get started early on your college search process. Each student is required to use Naviance Family Connection for her college search and tracking process. Below are links to additional information that will be helpful for students and parents.



Students seeking college scholarships should check out these Financial Aid websites (these are general scholarship searches): (Sports related scholarships) (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

To see more scholarships, visit the Naviance Family Connection -

Naviance Family Connection for NDHSB

Scholarships Guaranteed to Admitted Students -
This site contains a list of colleges that will guarantee scholarships to all that apply.


Online Applications

Most colleges and universities prefer students to use the online application for admission.  Many private colleges and universities have their own application form directly from their college website.

Click on the links below for the most common online application

University of California
California State University CSU Mentor
Common Application
California Community Colleges


College Admission Testing

Most 4-year colleges and universities require an ACT or SAT for freshmen admission.  Students should plan on taking these tests in the spring of their junior year and/or fall of their senior year.

SAT Subject tests should be taken in May or June of junior year. 

Register for ACT
Register for SATs

SAT/ACT Prep Courses

While NDB does not endorse any one preparation course, or company, the following companies offer comprehensive preparation and often offer the course at our school site.

Revolution Prep - online course offered
Sylvan Learning
The Princeton Review
Official SAT Question of the Day – Free
Official SAT Practice Test - Free Sample Tests
SAT Subject Tests Preparation
American College Test (ACT) - Free Sample Tests
Contact Information

Erica Cerles
Students Last Name A - Le

Allison Bruno , M.A.
Students Last Name Li - Z

Dina Cunha
Director of College and Career Counseling