The Guidance Department is committed to supporting each student’s successful high school career. Our counselors meet regularly with students throughout the academic year, and students have the following services open to them and their families:

Academic Counseling

Our counselors work with students to create the necessary curriculum that encompasses the Pope Francis High School requirements for graduation as well as the development of a student’s particular interests.

College Counseling

The college counselor works with Pope Francis students and their families throughout the college search process, including:

  • Researching colleges
  • Navigating the application, financial aid and enrollment process
  • Assisting with writing essays, completing applications, forms and the financial aid process
SAT Prep


Helpful Links for College Search


College Search Websites

Peterson's Guide (College Search Engine)

Virtual Tours

Campus Videos

College Prowler

College Athletics

Students who wish to participate at the division one or two level must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Registration requirements and detailed information about the process can be found at this website.

The NCAA helps students identify which schools play sports they are interested. The site has information on the school, division, conference and region, as well as contact information for the school.

College Acceptances

Pope Francis High School Class of 2017 students applied to and were accepted at the following colleges/universities:

American International College
Anna Maria College
Arizona State University
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Asnuntuck Community College
Assumption College
Babson College
Bay Path University
Becker College
Belmont University
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
University of Bridgeport
Bridgewater State University
Bryant University
University of California, Riverside
The Catholic University of America
Central Connecticut State University
Chapman University
University of Connecticut
Curry College
Daytona State College
Dean College
University of Denver
Drexel University
Dutchess Community College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Elms College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Framingham State University
Fulton- Montgomery Community College
Gateway Community College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Golden West College
University of Hartford
University of Hartford (College of Engineering)
Hofstra University
College of the Holy Cross
Holyoke Community College
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
Keene State College
University of Kentucky
La Salle University
University of La Verne
Lasell College
Le Moyne College
Lesley University
University of Maine
Manhattan College
Marist College
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Isenberg School of Management)
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Merrimack College
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Mitchell College
Monroe Community College
Monroe County Community College
Montserrat College of Art
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
Mount Saint Mary College
College of Mount Saint Vincent
New England College

University of New England
University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of New Haven
Newbury College
NHTI – Concord’s Community College
Nichols College
Northeastern University
Northeastern University (College of Science)
Northern Essex Community College
Norwich University
University of Oregon
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Quinsigamond Community College
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Rhode Island
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University -New Brunswick
Sacred Heart University
Saint Joseph’s University
University of Saint Joseph
Saint Michael’s College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
San Jose State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta Campus)
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
The University of Scranton
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Smith College
University of South Carolina
Southeastern University
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Vermont College
Springfield College
Springfield Technical Community College
St. Bonaventure University
St. John Fisher College
St. John’s University – Queens Campus
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
State University of New York at Albany
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse University
Temple University
The Ohio State University
Tulane University
Union College (New York)
University at Buffalo The State University of New York
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheelock College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
Xavier University