College Counseling

Through Villa Joseph Marie's College Counseling services, students have unlimited access to information and resources related to college and vocational schools, college entrance examinations, college admissions requirements, and scholarships and financial aid. Our staff assists students through every aspect of their college application process and makes every effort to ensure that each student finds a post-secondary educational destination that suits her personally and academically.

Note: College Admission Counselors can now go to https://CounselorCommunity.com to schedule an appointment with our high school.

College Visitation

Villa hosts representatives from numerous colleges and universities who visit our campus to meet with potential applicants. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up and take advantage of these sessions.

Students should check the college visitation bulletin board and their Naviance accounts frequently to identify the sessions they wish to attend. Students will print their confirmation from Naviance, which will serve as the pass they should present to their teacher. Actual attendance eligibility will be determined by the teacher of the class period impacted. If the student is unable to attend the requested session, Guidance personnel will obtain additional materials from the college/university representative for the student.

For a complete list of colleges visiting Villa this year, please click on the College tab on Naviance.

College Planning Night

Villa Joseph Marie hosts a parents-only College Planning Night each year, during which the Guidance Office provides each family with a personal College Planning Book; presents timetables, deadlines, and application procedures; and discusses the overall application process. There also is ample time allowed for questions and informal group discussion.

This year's College Planning Night was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Parents/guardians of all grades attended. Discussion topics included the college application process, Naviance, college essays, letters of recommendation, and the Common Application. The Guidance Office was pleased to host a panel of admissions counselors who answered admissions questions as well as discussed the specific process pertaining to their university. Thank you to the representatives from Gettysburg College, Villanova University, Temple University, Penn State University, and West Chester University!

To view the Slide Presentation from that evening, please click here.

The Guidance Office looks forward to working closely with all of our students and their families as together we prepare for an integrated, successful college admission process and seamless transition from high school to higher education.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

For the most recent list of active scholarship opportunities for current Seniors, please visit Naviance and log in. Once logged in, click on the Scholarship tab located at the top of the page. If you have any problems or questions, please contact please contact Kim Bedrosian, College Counselor, at 215-357-8810, ext. 123, or kbedrosian@vjmhs.org.

Guidance Office

Anne Perez
Director of Guidance
M.S., School Counseling, Gwynedd Mercy College
Licensed Professional Counselor
215-357-8810 ext. 118
aperez@vjmhs.org

Kim Bedrosian
College Counselor
M.Ed., Professional School Counseling, William Paterson University
215-357-8810 ext. 123
kbedrosian@vjmhs.org

Teresa Smeraglio
Guidance Assistant
215-357-8810 ext. 121
tsmeraglio@vjmhs.org

CEEB Code:
392990