Join us tonight, Wednesday, October 2, for the Mother McAuley/Brother Rice College Fair & College Athlete Night!

Mother McAuley-Brother  Rice College Fair

The Counseling Departments of Mother McAuley and Brother Rice High Schools are happy to once again host our annual College Fair. 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

2019 Mother McAuley-Brother Rice College Fair Locations 

Should you have any questions please contact one of the College Fair Coordinators:

Christa Arquilla

MaryBeth Jantz

College Athlete Night

When: Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 at 6:00pm in the Media Center at Mother McAuley before the College Fair

This presentation will include NCAA Rules, Regulations, and Recruiting Process

Parents and Student-Athletes from Mother McAuley or Brother Rice are invited to join Ms. Mixan to receive important information regarding the college athlete process. If you are interested in playing a sport in college, do not miss this opportunity to get your questions answered. Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior families are welcome to attend. 


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

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

College Counseling

Counseling Staff

Counselors are assigned students according to alphabetical distribution. 

Ms. Kathleen Mixan '03
College Counselor A-K
Mrs. Meghan Hynes '93
College Counselor L-Z

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

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 2019 Accomplishments

  • 100% accepted to colleges/universities
  • 87% accepted to their first choice school
  • $50 million in scholarships 
  • 2 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 1 National Hispanic Scholar
  • 2 Chick Evans Scholars 
  • 2 A. Franklin Pilchard scholars 
  • 18 college athletic commitments 
  • 88 National Honor Society Members
  • 57 Illinois State Scholars
  • 35 Catherine McAuley Honors Scholars