Coed, independent, PK3-12th 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.

Shorecrest’s College Center is one of the most successful in the Tampa Bay area, with 100% of our seniors accepted to colleges of their choice. View our 2015-2019 College Acceptances list of higher education institutions where our students have received admission.

In addition to one-on-one guidance from our College Counseling Team, the College Center is also equipped with Naviance, 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
  • Senior Launch: Countdown to College

Tips & Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk

College Counseling Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Tiffany Blessing

    Tiffany (Meertins) Blessing 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Bonni Klement

    Bonni Klement 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Meghan Schneider

    Meghan Schneider 

    College Counseling Associate
Shorecrest CEEB code: 102026
"...As our son got older and was facing the daunting college admissions process, he and his classmates got an endless amount of support. The door was always open to talk to the college counseling office. The staff gave him candid feedback on his essays and applications, helped him narrow down his choices, and helped relieve the anxieties that come from the arduous process (and some of our anxieties too!)."

Robin Soltoff
Parent from the Class of 2004

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.