Counseling Center

College Information

Mr. Kerry O’Brien has a list of colleges that provide assistance to seniors who cannot afford to visit colleges or to stay overnight on campus. Those who are the first in their family to attend college or are under-represented in the college population are being asked to take part in these programs.

Mr. O’Brien will be attending meetings with the State College and University systems of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois in the near future. If you have particular questions about these schools or want additional information, please contact Mr. O’Brien at 847-741-7536 x105, or email him at

Parents and students have been invited to a number of presentations by several colleges and universities. Please contact Mr. Kerry O’Brien for more information.

ACT UP Speed Reading

ACT Up Speed Reading will be holding a class at St. Edward High School on January 28, 2017 from 10am – 1pm. This class can be a valuable tool when taking the SAT and ACT tests. For more information or to register for a class, go to or contact Mr. O’Brien.

Colleges Coming to Visit St. Edward HS

Several college counselors have already asked to visit St. Edward and talk with our students. This is a high compliment and shows the level of esteem that St. Edward CCHS students have earned over the years from colleges and universities throughout the country.

The following colleges have arranged visits:

  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, April, during lunch

Don’t forget to have your junior or senior sign up for the ACT Exam, especially when it will be held here at St. Edward! The dates are October 22, February 11, and April 8. We are finding out that many public school students in the area are signing up early because the SAT is now the only provider of standardized testing in the Illinois High Schools. Juniors should take this exam at least twice this year and once with the writing portion.

Download the St. Edward ACT Registration Form.

Students wishing to take the ACT test will need to go to and use the code 141765 to log in and create an account.