Maureen McDaid-Fraizer is Seton Catholic College Prep's founding College Counselor, and provides personal, social, academic, career, and college counseling. With over 30 years of school counseling experience, both at Seton and with the Vancouver School District, she has helped hundreds of Seton Catholic students achieve their dreams of attending college by guiding them and their parents through the college and scholarship application processes. In her time at counselor, she has helped our Seton Catholic graduates receive over $25 million in scholarship offers.
Seton Catholic uses the college planning tool Naviance
to allow 9th-grade students to begin the college process with resume writing, career interest inventories, and community service projects. Our work with each individual student continues in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades with college searches, visits, and the college application process. Students receive individual and group guidance with a College Counseling Handbook, a 12-month timeline, checklist and monthly college planning newsletters in the 11th and 12th grade.
Mrs. McDaid-Fraizer is passionate about exposing our Seton students to as many colleges as possible during their time at Seton Catholic. Under her guidance, students have numerous opportunities to meet with college admissions representatives on the Seton Catholic campus, as well as to attend the National College Fair in Portland during their junior year.
Seton is also a host for the Pacific Northwest Jesuit Excellence Tour (PNWJET), a mini college fair for Private colleges/universities where 10 or more Jesuit colleges/universities such as Gonzaga University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Chicago University, Regis University, Marquette University, St. Louis University, Xavier University, etc. participate. This college fair at Seton Catholic occurs in May for all 9th, 10th and 11th graders.
In-State College/University Guidelines
To be eligible for admission to many in-state four-year universities or colleges, students must complete the following college-preparatory courses, or vocation, integrated, or college course equivalents before enrolling:
|| 4 years
|| 3 years minimum (Algebra and above)
|| Social Studies
|| 3 years
|| 2 years minimum (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
|| World Language
|| 2 years minimum
|| Fine/Visual/Performing Arts
|| 1 year minimum
Students are encouraged to pursue additional course work beyond these minimums in order to be a more competitive applicant, and to be better prepared for college level course work. College admission counselors also recommend that students take a challenging load during their senior year if they want to be considered as a serious candidate. This is only a guideline. Please see your counselor or specific university for specific requirements.