College Planning

DePaul College Prep features a comprehensive post secondary planning program, designed to educate, support, and serve our diverse student population. The vision of our multi-year program is rooted in our student-focused approach. Our intention is to guide and to lift our young learners towards their educational goals, in the spirit of our DePaul Prep mission.

DePaul Prep College Planning offers:
  • Personalized conversations and individual meetings with students
  • Classroom-based College and Career focused curriculum 
  • Junior College Conference with family to set post secondary plan
  • Full access to Naviance - our college search database and digital planning tool
  • Direct connection to college admissions professionals via Rep Visits
  • On-Site, school-supported standardized testing including: PSAT 8/9, Pre-ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement (AP) exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) assessments
  • Robust line up of college-focused evening programming and presentations
  • Consulting expertise with DePaul University's Office of Admissions and referrals to the Education and Counseling Center
  • Counselor-led resumé and interview skill development coursework
  • Financial Aid workshops in partnership with Illinois Student Assistance Commission 
  • Spring semester College Fair

College Workshops

Student Achievements

Six DePaul College Prep students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant historically underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Expand this story for more information.

Read More about DePaul Prep Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

Class of 2023 College Acceptances

For College Planning information:

Mr. Tony Minestra
Director of College Counseling
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Ms. Kelley Curtin
College Counselor
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Ms. Kate Kaushal
College Counselor
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Common App Requirement Grid

College Scholarships

We are continually adding new scholarship opportunities as she learns of them. Be sure to note deadlines and requirements. Check them out here:

available college scholarships

Pre-College Summer Programs

Summer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to start thinking about their post secondary options!

Pre-College Programs and Internships

MaiaMaia is a comprehensive college and career-readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation. Students utilize Maia to organize all materials in prepping for college applications.

start your fafsa application
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students seeking financial aid for college are encouraged to complete this application.

start your common app online
The Common App is a universal college application used by over 700 colleges and universities around the world.

2023-24 Common Application Instructions