College Readiness

College Counseling at Strake Jesuit

While a student’s College Counselor will work with him most closely during junior and senior year, the student will have a dedicated College Counselor from the moment he starts at Jesuit. The College Counselor will assist each student in his goal of making informed and reasonable decisions regarding his college career. Through both group and individual meetings, the College Counselor will help each student navigate the college admissions process and prepare him for the transition from Strake Jesuit to higher education. Additionally, College Counselors will keep abreast of the latest information and strategies regarding college admissions by fostering relationships with institutions of higher learning.

The office of College Counseling will also host events that will help families better understand the college admissions process.

Graduation Requirements

Strake Jesuit prepares students for college through a comprehensive program of academic, spiritual, and character formation. A student must earn a minimum of 28 credits in addition to completing a community service project of 100 volunteer hours during his senior year. Many graduating seniors graduate with a Distinguished Degree and a Multidisciplinary endorsement.

Grades at Jesuit

Strake Jesuit does not rank students. GPA includes all academic courses completed at Strake Jesuit. The cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of each semester. One quality point is given for each AC/AP course.

Minimum Credit Requirements for Class of 2021

Foreign Language
Social Studies
Communications & Fine Arts
General Electives

Catholic High Schools College Fair

The annual Catholic High Schools College Fair is jointly hosted by several area Catholic high schools, and takes place on the Strake Jesuit campus during October of each year. Additional college and gap-year fairs are hosted on campus during the spring semester. This year's event is Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm.

We believe that the four to six years following a student's stay at Strake Jesuit might very well be the most important years in terms of career choice, friendship development, expansion of beliefs and thoughts and, of course, intellectual development.  With this in mind, the College Counseling department encourages all Strake Jesuit students to make the most informed decision possible by utilizing the many resources available.  Naviance, a college and career readiness software program that provides students with college planning and career assessment tools, is one of those resources.
Naviance is a web-based resource that supports college planning. This program is specific to Strake Jesuit and, because it is linked to our Guidance Office, counselors can track data relating to the college admissions office.  As freshmen, students are given access to the Naviance program where they can gain important information about various colleges and scholarships, prepare a resume, register for on-campus college rep visits, log service hours, and much more.

AP Exam Schedule 2024

Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams are available to Strake Jesuit students so that they may challenge themselves academically and earn college credit and placement. AP courses give students a taste of college-level work and allow students to develop skills needed for college success.  In addition, students with qualifying AP exam scores can earn college credit for introductory college courses.

College Testing

Strake Jesuit is a national testing center for both the SAT and the ACT on certain dates, indicated below. The test center coordinator for both the SAT and ACT is Dr. Richard Clinton who can be reached by email or phone at (713) 272-4374.


The SAT is a standardized test that measures what you learn in high school and what you need to succeed in college. Information about the SAT is available on the College Board website.

There are many local and nation-wide companies that provide SAT test prep classes. These classes range in length and cost. In addition, the College Board provides free online practice tests. Click here for more information.  

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The ACT® test is the leading US admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.  You can register for the ACT at  National Test Dates for 2020-2021 open for registration in July 2020.  (Begins with Sept. test date. July test date is considered part of the 2019-2020 school year).

For more information on how to prepare for the ACT, click here.

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Meet the College Counseling Team

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  • Photo of Jeffrey Fuller

    Mr. Jeff Fuller 

    (713) 490-8220
  • Photo of Cammie O'Hara

    Ms. Cammie O'Hara 

    (713) 490-8154
  • Photo of Cheryl Armstrong

    Mrs. Cheri Armstrong 

    (713) 272-4305
  • Photo of Richard Clinton

    Dr. Richard Clinton 

    (713) 272-4374
  • Photo of Timothy Keogh

    Mr. Tim Keogh 

  • Photo of Jennifer Luke

    Mrs. Jennifer Luke 

    713 490 4348
  • Photo of Maria Peden

    Mrs. Maria Peden 

  • Photo of Diana Porter

    Mrs. Diana Porter 

  • Photo of James Saltzman

    Mr. Jim Saltzman 

    (713) 490-8234
  • Photo of Michael Sam

    Mr. Michael Sam Jr. 

    713 272 4310

University Enrollment 2014-2021

Over the past seven years, Strake Jesuit graduates have matriculated at the following colleges and universities throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. Graduates of the class of 2021 are attending institutions in bold. Of the graduates of the class of 2021, 99% are attending a four year college. Together, they earned 403 merit-based scholarships worth over $21 million.
Alvin Community College High Point University Santa Clara University University of Houston, Downtown
AMDA College of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles Hill College Savannah College of Art and Design University of Kansas
American University Holy Cross College Seattle University University of Kentucky
Arizona State University Houston Baptist University Sierra Nevada College University of Louisiana
Auburn University Houston Community College Southern Methodist University University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Augustana College Howard University Southwestern University University of Massachusetts
Austin College Indiana University at Bloomington Spring Hill College University of Miami
Austin Community College District Instituto Tecnologico y deEstudios Superiores de Monterrey St. Edward’s University University of Michigan
Babson College Iowa State University St. John’s University University of Mississippi
Baton Rouge Community College  John Carroll University St. Mary’s University of San Antonio University of Missouri, Columbia
Baylor University Kansas State University St. Thomas University University of Nebraska at Omaha
Belmont University Kingwood College Stanford University University of North Dakota
Benedictine College Laramie County Community College Stephen F. Austin State University University of North Texas
Berklee College of Music Lehigh University Suffolk University University of Notre Dame
Blinn College LeTourneau University Syracuse University University of Pennsylvania
Boise State University Louisiana State University Tarleton State University University of Pittsburgh
Boston College Loyola Marymount University Texas A&M University University of Portland
Boston University Loyola University Chicago Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi University of Roehampton
Brandeis University Loyola University Maryland Texas A&M University, Galveston University of San Diego
Bucknell University Loyola University New Orleans Texas A&M University, Kingsville University of South Carolina
California Polytechnic State University Marquette University Texas A&M University, Texarkana University of Southern California
Carnegie Mellon University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Texas Christian University University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Case Western Reserve University McGill University Texas State University University of St. Thomas, Texas
Chapman University McPherson College Texas Tech University University of the Incarnate Word
Claremont McKenna College Miami University, Oxford The Art Institute of Houston University of Tulsa
Clemson University Michigan State University The Catholic University of America University of Utah
College of the Holy Cross Middlebury College The Citadel, The Military College of University of Vermont
Colgate University Millsaps College South Carolina University of Virginia
Colorado College Mississippi State University The George Washington University University of Wisconsin
Colorado School of Mines Missouri State University The Ohio State University Vanderbilt University
Colorado State University Morehouse College The University of Alabama Villanova University
Columbia College Chicago Mountain View College The University of Arizona Wake Forest University
Columbia University Navarro College The University of Iowa Washington and Lee University
Cornell University New York University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Washington University in St. Louis
Creighton University North Carolina A&T State University The University of Oklahoma Wentworth Institute of Technology
Dartmouth College Northeastern University The University of Texas, Arlington West Texas A&M University
Davidson College Northwest Vista College The University of Texas, Austin Wharton County Junior College
DigiPen Institute of Technology Northwestern University The University of Texas, Dallas Willamette University
Drexel University Nova Southeastern University The University of Texas, San Antonio William & Mary
Duke University NYU Shanghai The University of Texas, Tyler Xavier University
Eastfield College Oklahoma State University Trinity University Xavier University of Louisiana
Elon University Olin College of Engineering Tulane University Yale University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Pennsylvania State University United States Air Force Academy
Emory University Pepperdine University United States Merchant Marine Academy
Florida Institute of Technology Prairie View A&M University United States Military Academy - Army
Florida Memorial University Pratt Institute United States Naval Academy
Fordham University Princeton University Universidad Iberoamericana
Franciscan University of Steubenville Purdue University Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Franklin W. Olin College Reed College University of Aberdeen
Furman University Regis University University of Arkansas
George Mason University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of British Columbia
Georgetown University Rhodes College University of California, Berkeley
Georgia Institute of Technology Rice University University of California, Los Angeles
Georgia Southern University Rochester Institute of Technology University of California, San Diego
Gonzaga University Rockhurst University University of California, Santa Barbara
Grand Canyon University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology University of Chicago
Grinnell College Sacramento City College University of Colorado at Boulder
Hamilton College Saint Louis University University of Dallas
Hampton University Sam Houston State University University of Denver
Harvard College San Diego State University University of Detroit Mercy
Haverford College San Jacinto College University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston