Department of Guidance & College Advisement


The Department of College Advisement & Guidance at Monsignor Farrell High School assists students by way of group and individual sessions throughout each of their four years here, covering a variety of academic and life skill lessons.

Every student will have a one-on-one meeting with his counselor at least once during each school year. These meetings provide an opportunity for students to discuss with his counselor academic, personal, social, or college and career concerns.

These meetings will take place in the privacy of the counselor’s office. In addition, students are encouraged to see their counselor any time should they have problems, questions, or concerns.

Counselors work together with the faculty and administration to keep up-to-date on the academic and disciplinary progress of each of their students.


The Department of College Advisement & Guidance Sequence 


Freshman Year

During freshman year, students meet for group guidance classes once per cycle (that is, once every six school days). The first-year goal is to assist students in the transition from elementary to high school, to help them feel comfortable at their new school, and to encourage them to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Academic success goes without saying. Students will also take self-assessment surveys to help them begin exploring possible areas of interest for their future careers. All freshmen will take a modified version of the PSAT, and they will take the regular PSAT as sophomores and juniors.

Sophomore Year

Sophomore year guidance classes meet once every other cycle. The year begins with a brief introduction to the regular PSAT which every sophomore takes for the first time in October. When scores come back, they are distributed and explained to the students. This will assist them as they begin a detailed college research process. Exploring the entrance requirements of various colleges and comparing them to students similar to themselves provides more concrete goals for students to work towards. Classes dedicated to study skills, in-class listening & learning skills, SAT II Subject Test information, and general life lessons, are also part of the sophomore syllabus.

Junior Year

In junior year, more detailed college planning and career information make up the bulk of guidance classes, which also meet once every other cycle. An annual college planning night held in October helps parents get an understanding of how to gather information and begin the college

search process. Juniors take the PSAT in October. Deeper self-evaluation helps students determine which colleges and majors are right for them. Registration and preparation for the December, March, May, and/or June SAT exam is an additional focus. Monsignor Farrell’s College Fair is held in the spring.  Admission representatives from colleges and universities across the country attend the fair and meet with our juniors and their parents.

Senior Year

Senior Year Guidance classes focus on the culmination of the college research process, as well as the completion of college applications.  Individual appointments help students pinpoint colleges that are a good fit for them and assist in making final decisions about college and career.  Guidance is also available to assist seniors with non-college-related questions and concerns.


Zachary Mormino, Class of 2023, is attending the University of Notre Dame

A Partial List of Acceptances Over the Past Five Years


Adelphi University
Albright College
American University
Arizona State University
Assumption University
Auburn University


Babson College
Baylor University
Becker College
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Bryant University
Bucknell University


Carnegie Mellon University
Catholic University of America
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colgate University
College of Mount St. Vincent
College of New Jersey
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
CUNY-Baruch College
CUNY-Brooklyn College
CUNY-Brooklyn College-Honors
CUNY-City College
CUNY-College of Staten Island
CUNY-Hunter College
CUNY-John Jay College
CUNY-Macaulay Honors
CUNY-Queens College


DeSales University
Drexel University
Drew University


Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical


Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College


George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College


Hamilton College
Hofstra University


Iona College
Ithaca College


James Madison University
Jefferson University
Johnson & Wales University


Kean University
King's College


Lafayette College
LaSalle University
Lehigh University
LeMoyne University
Long Island University
Louisana State
Loyola University Maryland


Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Marshall University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marywood University
Merrimack College
Messiah College
Middlebury College
Misericordia University
Molloy College
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
Mount St. Mary College
Muhlenberg College



Nazareth College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University


Ohio State University


Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Pratt Institute of Technology
Providence College
Purdue University


Quinnipiac University


Ramapo College
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Rider College
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Rochester Institute of Tech.
Rosemont College
Rowan College
Rutgers University


Sacred Heart University
Seton Hall University
Siena College
St. Bonaventure
St. Francis College
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College, NY
St. Joseph's University, Penn.
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
SUNY- University of Buffalo
SUNY-Buffalo State College
SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry
SUNY-Fashion Institute of Technology 
SUNY-New Paltz
SUNY-Stony  Brook
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University


Tampa University
Temple University
Texas Tech University
Thomas Jefferson University
Towson University


U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
Union College
University North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of The Sciences at Philadelphia
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of New Haven
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
University of Cincinnati
Ursinus College
Utica College


Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Tech University


Wagner College
Washington and Lee University
West Virginia University
Widener College
Williams College


York College of Pennsylvania