Post-High School Planning

Graduates at De La Salle's 2019 commencement ceremony.

College Planning

The Counselors at De La Salle Collegiate are committed to providing comprehensive information, guidance and support for students and their families in the college exploration, selection and admission process.

One of the primary roles for our Counselors is to support students in finding colleges that are a good fit for each individual student; that are a place where he will thrive both academically and socially; and that are a place where they will be challenged to grow in new ways that will prepare them for success after college.

Counselors stress the value of the college experience over name recognition and rankings. Students are therefore best served by keeping an open mind in the exploration process, by continually reflecting on what their own needs and preferences are, and by engaging actively in the process themselves. This includes investing their own time and energy in preparing academically, investigating options, visiting colleges and completing the steps in the application process.

Our Counselors are experienced, well-trained, and student-centered. They provide a robust and comprehensive college counseling program.

  • Each year, Juniors and Seniors can attend presentations (on our campus) from college and university representatives from nearly 150 schools.
  • Information and guidance on full range of post-high school options, including four-year colleges, community colleges, technical and vocational programs, gap-year programs and other possibilities.
  • Our Counselors are available to students, parents and guardians by phone, email, and family meetings.

Additional College Information

Career Planning

This page contains helpful information that students can use to do more research into possible careers. It contains links to career info, income and other statistics, as well as some interest inventories for students who aren't sure of a career.

Useful Links
Big Future from The College Board is a great website giving students the ability to search for colleges, research careers, learn about saving, paying for college, and much more.

O*NET Interest Profiler sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, can help students find out what their interests are and how they relate to the working world. Students can find out what they like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps decide what kinds of careers students might want to explore.

My Future helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor. Developed by the Department of Defense and Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies, this website features career, college and military content, allowing users to explore all possibilities and gain insight into each option.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, the Bureau of Labor Statistics serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will meet the information needs of a rapidly changing U.S. and global economy by continuously improving its products and services, investing in its work force, and modernizing its business processes.

College Navigator The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. The National Center for Education Statistics is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. The site also has a great college search guide.