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. Upon completion of requirements, seniors will graduate in May, 2021. All graduating students from the Class of 2021 are graduating with a Distinguished Degree and the 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.  

Catholic High Schools 2020-2021 College Fair
Strake Jesuit Athletic Complex
No registration required for students to attend.

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 2021

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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  • SAT Test Dates

    Test Date 
     Registration Deadline
    Subject Tests?
    Offered at SJ/SAA?
    August 29, 2020
    September 26, 2020
    October 3, 2020     
    November 7, 2020
    December 5, 2020
    March 13, 2021
    May 8, 2021
    June 5, 2021


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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  • ACT Test Dates

    Test Date
    Registration Deadline
    Late Fee Required 
    Offered at SJ?
    June 13, 2020
    May 9-22, 2020
    July 18, 2020
    June 20-26, 2020
    Sept. 12, 2020
    August 15-28, 2020
    October 24, 2020
    Sept. 19 - Oct. 2, 2020
    December 12, 2020
    November 7-20, 2020
    February 6, 2021
    January 9-15, 2021
    April 17, 2021
    March 13-26, 2021
    June 12, 2021
    May 8-21, 2021
    July 17, 2021
    June 19-25, 2021

Meet the College Counseling Team

List of 9 members.

  • 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 Wendy Jimenez

    Mrs. Wendy Jimenez 

    (713) 490-8210
  • Photo of Timothy Keogh

    Mr. Tim Keogh 

  • Photo of Thomas Kulick

    Mr. Tom Kulick 

    (713) 490-8132
  • Photo of Maria Peden

    Ms. Maria Peden 

  • Photo of James Saltzman

    Mr. Jim Saltzman 

    (713) 490-8234

University Enrollment 2013-2019

Over the past six years, Strake Jesuit graduates have matriculated at the following colleges and universities throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. Graduates of the class of 2019 are attending institutions in bold. Of the graduates of the class of 2019, 99% are attending a four year college. Together, they earned 430 merit-based scholarships worth over $23 million.
  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Augustana College
  • Austin College
  • Babson College
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Benedictine College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Blinn College
  • Boise State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bucknell University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Clemson University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth College
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Duke University
  • Eastfi eld College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Fordham University
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Grinnell College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard College
  • Haverford College
  • High Point University
  • Hill College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Instituto Tecnologico y deEstudios
  • Superiores de Monterrey
  • Iowa State University
  • John Carroll University
  • Kansas State University
  • Kingwood College
  • Lehigh University
  • LeTourneau University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Marquette University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McPherson College
  • Miami University, Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • Millsaps College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Navarro College
  • New York University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwest Vista College
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • NYU Shanghai
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Reed College
  • Regis University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rockhurst University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Sacramento City College
  • Saint Louis University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Jacinto College
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seattle University
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • Spring Hill College
  • St. Edward’s University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
  • St. Thomas University
  • Stanford University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Suffolk University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M University, Galveston
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Art Institute of Houston
  • The Catholic University of America
  • The Citadel, The Military College of
  • South Carolina
  • The George Washington University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Arizona
  • The University of Iowa
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • The University of Texas, Arlington
  • The University of Texas, Austin
  • The University of Texas, Dallas
  • The University of Texas, San Antonio
  • The University of Texas, Tyler
  • Trinity University
  • Tulane University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • United States Military Academy - Army
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Denver
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston, Downtown
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisiana
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Portland
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wharton County Junior College
  • Willamette University
  • William & Mary
  • Xavier University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Yale University