April 24-26, 2023

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The CESA College Counseling Institute seeks to bring together like-minded counselors from high-performing Christian schools to grow together in our ability to provide the very best in college counseling to our school families. Knowing the needs and values of our school families are often quite different that those in non-sectarian independent schools or public schools, this Institute will provide the best content with our larger mission at the center of all we do.

This year in St. Louis, we will engage in sessions that provide content and resources that you, our college counselors, have identified as areas of need.  Some of the sessions include:

  • Highly selective college admission strategy
  • Spiritual life options in colleges
  • Academic advising as college counselors
  • College admission essay
  • Career/skill interest assessments
  • How to utilize standardized testing result to guide college major decision
  • Mental health wellness programs in colleges
  • Financial aid
  • Test optional admissions

Additionally, a Christian College fair featuring mission-aligned and quality-focused Christian Colleges and Universities will provide a medium for networking.

Lastly, school visits to Washington University, St. Louis University, and Missouri Baptist will give us an opportunity to see the opportunities for our students in three very different settings.

Plan to arrive by 3 p.m. on Monday, April 24 for a 5 p.m. College Fair and Opening Dinner. We will conclude the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26th.

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We can’t wait to see you in St. Louis!


Questions? Contact Katie Wiens at [email protected] or Dani Butler, Institute Chair, at [email protected].