College Admissions Resources

Hey Seniors! Welcome to your one stop shop for all your college needs. This page will be up all year for you to take advantage of!

Naviance College Decision

SM College Counseling Recorded Workshops

SM Counseling held virtual workshops during the summer. The recordings can be accessed on Naviance on the home page. Scroll down to the bottom and click on College Webinars.

College Visits to SM

Link to Naviance



SAT & ACT Information

SM partners with Ethan Sawyer, "The College Essay Guy" to provide free & discounted college essay writing guidance

Essay Resource - Prompt.com

Prompt.com is a free tool that helps you:

  • Organize all the required writing requirements paired with your individual college list.
  • Provides tools to help you create a strong activities list and resume
  • Assists in the brainstorming process by suggesting topics based on your resume and assessment results.

Prompt.com also provides low cost online essay reviews, edits, and coaching! SM students get a 33% discount on all paid services. Use the link above to register. 

How Prompt Works



Michigan State University Admissions

“Based on the outstanding academic preparation received by students at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and their resulting history of success at Michigan State University, we are pleased to announce that SMCHS has been named as an MSU Spartan Select California High School for the third consecutive year. As one of only three schools in CA to be given this designation, all SMCHS students with admitted to Michigan State this year will receive a grant of $15,000, renewable for 4 years ($60k TOTAL). Students with a weighted SM GPA of 3.75 and above will receive $17,500, renewable for 4 years ($70k TOTAL). If eligible, students can also receive additional legacy, military and honors college merit awards. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families of SMCHS.”

SM/MSU Spartan Select Partnership 2020-21

  • If admitted to Michigan State University, the total cost of attendance for SM students (including room and board/fees) will be approximately $35,500 each year. If you have a GPA over 3.75, the total cost is $25,500! 
  • SM students can stack other scholarships received (legacy and/or honors college) to further reduce the total cost of attendance.

Seniors - Apply to Michigan State by November 1 (Early Action) or February 1 (Regular Decision) to access this SM partnership scholarship.

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