College Counseling

College/Career Readiness

Holy Trinity counselors provide tailored, individual counseling to each student regarding their college plans. We utilize Naviance to guide students’ college application process and communicate with families. (Parents/guardians, please log in to Naviance here.)

Our one-of-a-kind college prep programs allow our scholars to set their sights farther than they ever thought possible. At no cost to our families, we provide:
  • COLLEGE FAIRS and visits with college admission representatives at Holy Trinity.
  • CAREER FAIRS expose juniors and seniors to exciting opportunities.
  • ACT PREP strategically helps students reach their maximum score.
  • COLLEGE 101, a course for juniors that prepares students for life on a college campus.
  • FAFSA WORKSHOPS assists Holy Trinity families in applying for federal financial aid.
  • COLLEGE VISIT PROGRAM, the only one of its kind in Chicago, sends students across the country to experience competitive universities first hand. Visits are underwritten by Holy Trinity.

We make finding the right school for you our first priority. Our counselors work with you to understand your personal strengths, goals and personality, helping you discover colleges and programs that fit your needs and goals.

Your college search won’t be limited by distance. Holy Trinity will cover the costs to send you cross-country! Visit the campus of a college you’ve been accepted to and discover firsthand if a school is right for you.

Standardized Testing

The SAT and ACT are an important part of the college admissions process. There are a very small number of schools that are test-optional, but the majority of schools require standardized testing. Colleges and universities do not have a preference as to whether you take the ACT or SAT. If you have questions about which test to take, please see your counselor. All juniors at Holy Trinity will take the ACT in the spring.

  • The SAT assesses a student’s critical thinking skills and knowledge in the areas of reading/writing and mathematics. Registration is available online at
  • The ACT is a curriculum-based test and is considered at all schools. The ACT tests your academic skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. Registration is available online at

The Holy Trinity High School CEEB Code is 140875. Students must include this code to assure that your scores are sent to Holy Trinity. Students are responsible for making sure the appropriate scores are sent to all the schools to which you are applying. Requirements vary between institutions, so please review the requirements at each of your schools. If you would like to take the ACT at Holy Trinity, our Test Center code is 190530.

Virtual College Tours

Start your college search with a virtual tour! Visit YouVisitCampusToursYOUniversity, and CampusReel to get started.

Visits from College Representatives

We value our partnerships and relationships with colleges and universities. We invite college representatives to visit and meet our students. Please schedule your appointment through RepVisits.

Contact Us

Anna Kirsanov
School Counselor/Class of 2023 & 2025
773-278-4212, ext. 3034

Daniel O’Farrell
School Counselor
/Class of 2024 & 2026
773-278-4212, ext. 3035