Coed, independent, PK-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
College Counseling at Shorecrest
Shorecrest's College Center is designed to be personal, individualized, and focused on the student. We are firmly committed to making the best match between students and the college or university that meets their needs, interests, and expectations. Researching colleges, completing applications, and navigating scholarship and financial aid sources can be exciting but also challenging. It is the goal of our College Counseling Team to provide information, assistance and support while capitalizing upon the collaboration between students, parents, teachers and counselors.
In addition to one-on-one guidance from our College Counseling Team, the College Center is also equipped with Naviance Family Connection, a software program designed specifically for research, organization, and communication during the college admissions process. The College Counseling Team individualizes each student’s Naviance account with a Shorecrest College Handbook, reminders of important deadlines, advice for student athletes, scholarship information and helpful links.
Throughout the year, parents sessions held by College Center staff give information on a variety of topics including:
The Art of College: Pursuing the Arts at Shorecrest and Beyond
Playing the Field: What it takes to play NCAA Sports
Money Matters: Financial Aid & Affording College
Freshman Foundation: Building a Foundation for College
Sophomore Strategies: Beyond the Transcript
Junior Journey: Navigating the College Process Step by Step
If you plan to seek either merit-based or need-based financial aid, you must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may obtain a worksheet at any time from their website. The application becomes available on October 1st during the student’s senior year in high school.
There are over 250 colleges and universities who also require the CSS Profile application from College Board. Applications for the CSS Profile are available at their website beginning October 1st of the student’s senior year.
If you have an interest in pursuing the Arts in college, this event is for you! Students and parents, grades 9-12, are invited to learn about all facets of art at Shorecrest and how to use your talents on a college application. Audition tips and Portfolio requirements will be covered, and special guest speakers present.
Students and parents, grades 9-12, are invited to learn about pursuing athletics in college and the recruitment process. Special guest speakers from various universities will educate families on Division I, II, and III programs and NCAA regulations.
Financial aid is an ever-changing and revolving door in the college admissions process. Students and parents, grades 9-12, are invited to join us for an evening dedicated to presenting the most updated information about financial aid, scholarships, Bright Futures, and FL Prepaid. Hear directly from financial advisors about tips and tricks to saving for college as well as university representatives and institution specific advice.
Junior students and their families are highly encouraged to attend this annual event, put on each year by local, partner independent schools. The Tampa Bay Case Studies Program is a way for you, student or parent, to better understand the application review process by being a part of a simulated college admission committee.
Freshmen students and their families are invited to attend their first freshman-focused College Counseling sponsored program of the year. If you are looking to get a head start on the college process, come join us! Hear from your College Counseling Team as well as a college representative about creating a strong foundation that will prepare you for your future and college.
We’ve just met with your students to talk about setting goals for the future, and now it’s the parents' turn. Join us and learn about strategies for success from transcripts to test prep in the college process and how to help your student prepare!