Whether you are working in a high school or independently with families, you understand the questions and challenges facing students and parents today as they make the right choice for a college or university. We offer resources and support as you guide students through the admission process.
We help cultivate partnerships between you and admission representatives from our member institutions. Our members can help you articulate the value of Catholic higher education; in turn, you have much to offer admission professionals who constantly seek to better understand the needs of incoming students in their college search.
Lead students to the National CCAA Scholarship
Encourage your students to apply for the National CCAA scholarship. Scholarships, each worth $1,000, are awarded each spring to college-bound high school seniors attending one of our member institutions.
Network at the National CCAA Catholic Colleges Reception
We invite secondary school and independent counselors to be our guests, joining admission representatives from National CCAA member institutions for an unforgettable evening at the National CCAA Catholic Colleges Reception at NACAC each fall. We hope to see you there!
"Attending the Catholic Colleges Reception has provided me the opportunity to connect with colleagues at so many of the colleges where my students apply and attend. Members of the National CCAA have become more than colleagues — I consider them friends."
– Leigh Jackson, College Counselor, Assumption High School (Louisville, KY)
Featured Student Profiles
A 2021 graduate of Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, Washington, Allison attends Seattle University. She shared that she chose to attend Seattle University "because of the small class sizes and the fact that my mother attended SU and she really liked it."
A 2021 graduate of John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana, Ava attends University of Dallas. "I chose the University of Dallas for its rich, authentic Catholicism above all," she says.
Azalia, a 2021 graduate of Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa attends University of Notre Dame. She shared that "it is a top Catholic college, and I absolutely loved what I learned about it when I searched for colleges."
Catherine, a 2021 graduate of Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, will attend University of St. Thomas (MN). She shared that she chose St. Thomas for many reasons, including "the welcoming atmosphere and the incredible school spirit."
A 2021 graduate of Austin Preparatory School in Reading, Massachusetts, Gianna attends Emmanuel College. Many factors played a part in her decision to enroll, including the fact that Emmanuel's campus is close to her home.
A 2021 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania, Jack attends John Carroll University. "I am most excited about the environment and culture," he says.
A 2021 graduate of Canon-McMillan Senior High School in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Jackson attends Mercyhurst University. He says he chose Mercyhurst because "it offered a more personalized education in comparison to the big schools I applied to."
A 2021 graduate of Liverpool High School in Liverpool, New York, Jacob attends St. John Fisher College. He said many factors played a part in his decision to enroll, including the feeling he got when visiting campus, "it felt like home to me."
A 2021 graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, Justin attends Walsh University. He shared that one reason he chose to attend Walsh is he "liked the smaller college feel."
A 2021 graduate of Kittatinny Regional High School in Newton, New Jersey, Kyra attends Xavier University. "I chose to attend Xavier because of the community and school spirit!"
Nhung, a 2021 graduate of Kerr High School in Houston, Texas attends University of St Thomas (TX). She says the friendly and welcoming campus is what helped her decide to enroll.
Nick, a 2021 graduate of Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona, attends Santa Clara University. He chose SCU because "the prospect of receiving a Jesuit education in one of my favorite parts of the country was an opportunity that was tough to pass up!"
A 2021 graduate of Belleville Township High School West in Belleville, Illinois, Ny'La attends Quincy University. "Quincy is truly a school that 100% and wholeheartedly cares about each student who attends."
A 2021 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Massachusetts, Olivia attends Emmanuel College. Emmanuel's location in Boston is what led her to apply and ultimately enroll.
A 2021 graduate of The American International School of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, Tomas attends Santa Clara University. Tomas shared that he chose SCU "because of its location, Catholic values, and community."
A 2021 graduate of Macris School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Viveca attends Loyola University Chicago. There were many reasons she chose Loyola, including "its cultural diversity, its broad academics, and its way of including international students."