College Guidance

Bishop Dunne places a great amount of emphasis on preparing students for the next phase of their academic careers. Numerous programs are in place to guide and inform students and parents about the college process. In addition, students are afforded the opportunity to take more demanding courses through pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement offerings and earn college credit through Mountain View College and Brookhaven College. 

We begin the college admissions planning with students and parents starting freshman year. Counselors are available to students before school, during lunch, during study blocks for seniors, and after school. Students should not miss class to meet with Mrs. Doan or Mr. Root unless they receive a pass from their teacher. Parents and students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with counselors in order to set long term plans.

College Guidance News Bulletin

This bulletin contains every bit of up-to-date information we receive from colleges and universities, scholarship agencies and various other educational organizations. Much of this information is time-sensitive, so pay close attention to deadlines.


Follow this link for more information on scholarships and financial aid

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College Guidance Events

College Fair


Each fall, Bishop Dunne hosts a college fair for high school students and parents. A diverse group of colleges from across the country attend the fair to enlighten our students about the exciting opportunities they offer in higher education.

2018 List of Colleges Attending



Freshman College Tour

At Bishop Dunne we believe the college process starts in the freshman year. For that reason we set aside a day each year to take the entire freshman class on a tour of a local college campus. Not only do the students take a tour on this visit, but they also participate in an admissions presentation and enjoy lunch on campus.

College Visits at Bishop Dunne

The following are college visits scheduled for 2018. Students can login to Naviance to sign up for college visits. Most of the visits will occur during advisory.

October 23, 2018 - Southwestern University - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

October 24, 2018 - Smith College - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

October 25, 2018 - United States Naval Academy - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

October 26, 2018 - The Catholic University of America - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

October 30, 2018 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

November 6, 2018 - Washington College - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

November 8, 2018 - Prairie View A&M University (College of Business) - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

November 9, 2018 - FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

November 15, 2018 - Hawaii Pacific University - 9:30 a.m. - Mrs. Doan's Office

Parent University

Parent University is the Guidance and Counseling Department's way of communicating and disseminating information face-to-face with parents and students on a large scale.

A range of topics - from college prep to mental health care - will be addressed during these meetings. Click on the button below to view this year's current Parent University Calendar.

Parent University Calendar

SAT/ACT Prep Course

As part of the curriculum, all juniors will take a semester course focused on test preparation for the SAT and ACT. 

During the class, students are exposed to test questions, test-taking strategies, and question types. Throughout the course, students take timed tests to become familiar with procedures and time management for each question.

Additionally, juniors are introduced to the college and financial aid application process in order to best prepare them for senior year. 

Scholarship Assembly

At the beginning of May, a special recognition ceremony is held for all seniors who have been awarded college scholarships.