100% of Mercy's Class of 2016 are headed to college following graduation. On average, they each earned over $176,000 in scholarships and merit-based grants. Mount Mercy Academy's College Counseling Center offers comprehensive college counseling services for our students. Our focus in the college counseling process is to educate and empower, as we guide our students to a post-high school education search that fits the individual student both academically and socially.
Our College Counseling Center offers the following assistance and guidance:
- Assistance with college research and college list development
- Evaluation of personal strengths for effective college admission
- Assistance in completion and review of college applications
- Assistance with obtaining quality letters of recommendation
- Financial aid and scholarship research
- Essay development and review
- Interview preparation as needed
- Assistance with evaluation for final enrollment decision
Ms. Erin Coakley
Freshman & Sophomore Counselor
716-825-8796 ext. 211
Ms. Jessica Bakkila
Junior & Senior Counselor
716-825-8796 ext. 212
College planning begins for all students the moment they arrive at MMA. From the courses they select, every grade they receive, every activity they participate in, and every standardized test they take, students are preparing for life after high school. Each year, students will meet with their counselor to discuss the college planning process as it pertains to their grade level and by senior year, students will be prepared to submit their college applications and make those important career decisions. Please refer to the College Planning Guide, the Counseling page of Edline and home mailings regularly for continuously update information about the College Planning process.
- Helpful College Planning links: www.collegeboard.com www.wnycollegeconnection.com www.fafsa.ed.gov www.commonapp.org www.suny.edu
and Financial Aid Information
College can be very costly but there are ways to help ease the financial burden. A wide variety of scholarships and financial aid are available to students throughout the student's junior and senior years. Updated applications and information will be emailed to the students monthly, as well as posted on the Counseling page of Edline and in the Guidance office. Please refer to these resources regularly.
There are many great resources available to students who are looking to explore their interests and obtain information about a particular career. www.nycareerzone.org www.mymajors.com and http://online.onetcenter.org/ are just a few great resources to explore career options. Additional resources can be found on the Counseling page of Edline.
PSAT and SAT
This year, students in grades 9-11 will all take the PSAT in
October. Then, score reports will be provided and explained to
them. Juniors should plan to take the SAT in the spring. Please
visit for more
information, including practice tests and helpful study tools.
Click the links below for more information about....
- Graduation Requirements
- 2016-2017 College Visit Schedule
- Transcript Request Form
- Letter of Recommendation Request Form
- Social Media Networking Concerns
- NCAA Eligibility
- College Planning Tips for Juniors
- NEW - Summer Enrichment Programs
- Safe Driving Guide for Students
For up to date information regarding college, careers, standardized testing and financial aid, please refer to the Counseling page of Edline often!