College Counseling

Mother McAuley-Brother  Rice College Fair

The Counseling Departments of Mother McAuley and Brother Rice High Schools are proud to welcome over 170 colleges and universities  to our combined College Fair. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend. 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018,
from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.  
Representatives from colleges and universities will be located on either Mother McAuley or Brother Rice campuses. Below you will find a comprehensive list of attendees and their locations.  
We are a StriveScan Fair!! Colleges will be able to scan our students and obtain their contact information using the StriveScan app. Students can click on the link to sign up and receive their barcode. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Detailed scholarship information is located in the College Center and can also be found in Naviance under the Colleges tab.
Fast Web

College Athlete Night

Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30pm in the Mother McAuley Media Center

Parents and Student Athletes are invited to join Ms. Mixan to receive important information regarding the college athlete process. You will discuss the NCAA Rules, Regulations, and Recruiting Process amongst other topics. 

This event runs in conjunction to the Brother Rice - Mother McAuley College Fair. 


Colleges & Universities

Common App
HBCU Application
Aspira: Resources for Hispanic Youth
Catholic Colleges- Comprehensive resource of Catholic colleges
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Comprehensive resource of all HBCU's
Jesuit Universities: Comprehensive resource of Jesuit colleges
First Generation Students: Resource for students who do not have a parent who graduated from a 4-year college or university

Counseling Staff

Counselors are assigned students according to alphabetical distribution. 

Ms. Kathleen Mixan
College Counselor, Last names I-Z

Mrs. Jill McManus '00
Counselor, Last names A-Gn

College Counselor, Last names I-Z

Mrs. Julie Unold
Counselor, Last names Go-N

Ms. Mary Pat Pearson
Counselor, Last names O-Z

Mrs. Christa Arquilla
Administrative Assistant to the Counseling Department

General Information

Counseling Services

The Counseling Department facilitates a comprehensive counseling program that holistically addresses student needs by supporting development in three areas: social/emotional growth, academic achievement and college/career readiness. 

We encourage parents and students to inform counselors of any learning, health, personal and/or social problems which may effect a student’s performance. This information is treated with the appropriate professional confidentiality. This information does not become part of the student’s permanent record, nor is it sent to colleges or post-secondary institutions.


The counseling curriculum at McAuley is supported by Naviance, a secure college search database that helps manage the college and career planning process for students and their families. Beginning in their freshman year, all McAuley students are registered and complete a Learning Styles Inventory on Naviance. Each subsequent year, students are introduced to additional tools available on the site to help them with their post-secondary planning. Students and parents can explore college, scholarships, financial aid, and summer opportunities to assist in the college application process.  To connect to Naviance Student, please click the button below.

Naviance Student

 Class of 2018 Accomplishments

  • 100% accepted to colleges/universities
  • 85% accepted to their first choice school
  • $41 million in merit-based scholarships 
  • 2 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Winner
  • 2 Chick Evans Scholars 
  • 3 A. Franklin Pilchard scholars 
  • 1 Golden Apple Scholar
  • 15 college athletic commitments 
  • 34 Illinois State Scholars