College Counseling

Belen Jesuit is committed to assisting its students in the college admissions process. To that end, students have access to four full-time college counselors who directly assist students, and their parents, in the college selection process, to work one-on-one with students in the admission process to help them make college choices that meet their academic, spiritual, personal, and financial needs.

Freshmen are assigned a college counselor at the beginning of their high school journey so that they have a point of contact in the College Counseling Office. As freshman and sophomores, college counselors will meet with students mostly in group settings and individually upon request.

College counselors begin working more intensely with students during the second semester of junior year in order to prepare their SAT/ACT testing timeline and begin to assemble a preliminary list of colleges.

Senior year, college counselors work closely with students to finalize their list of schools and assist them in completing applications, editing essays, informing them of scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and more.

Workshops and information sessions are held in the evenings for parents and students.  These presentations are very informative and families are strongly encouraged to attend beginning freshman year.

In addition, over 200 college admission representatives attend our annual College Fair and over 100 representatives provide on-campus Information Sessions to interested juniors and seniors. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are also invited to participate in the two College Tours that take place each year.

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  • College Counseling by Grade Level

    9th grade:
    • Students are assigned a college counselor and can set up an appointment upon request after Nov. 15th
    • Students and parents attend Freshman Orientation
    • Students are introduced to Family Connection
    • College counselors visit students in homeroom once each semester
    • Students take the PSAT in October and ACT Aspire in the Spring
    • Students and parents are welcome to attend college Information Sessions that are held in the evenings at Belen and other locations in the Miami area
    10th grade:
    • Appointment with college counselor upon request after Nov. 15th
    • “College Admissions:  All You Need to Know” evening presentation is held in the fall for all students and parents
    • Students continue their research on Family Connection  
    • College counselors visit students in homeroom once each semester 
    • Students take PSAT in October and the ACT Aspire in the Spring
    • Students and parents are welcome to attend college Information Sessions that are held in the evenings at Belen and other locations in the Miami area
    • Students are invited to participate in Belen college tour
    11th grade:
    • Students begin to meet with their college counselor in January, or upon request after Nov. 15th
    • “College Admissions:  All You Need to Know” evening presentation is held in the fall for all students and parents
    • Students take PSAT, SAT, ACT
    • Students and parents are welcome to attend college Information Sessions that are held in the evenings at Belen and other locations in the Miami area
    • Students can attend college rep visits at Belen and can also attend the College Fair in October
    • Students are invited to participate in Belen college tour
    • “College Application Procedures” evening presentation held in May for students and parents
    • Students are encouraged to attend Common App workshop held in May
    12th grade:
    • Students and college counselor work on college applications, scholarship applications, essays, resume, etc.
    • Students take the ACT and SAT 
    • Students and parents are welcome to attend college Information Sessions that are held in the evenings at Belen and other locations in the Miami area
    • Students can attend college rep visits at Belen and can also attend the College Fair in October
     
     
  • School Profile

    The School Profile for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, a product of the College Counseling department, details such things as the school's graduation requirements, course selection, community service requirements, curriculum, enrollment data, grading and class rank, standardized test and AP test scores, National Merit scores, accreditations, and college acceptances.

    Click here to view a PDF of the 2018-2019 School Profile. 

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OUR GOAL

To help students with all their college counseling needs starting with their initial college search and ending with their letters of acceptance.
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.