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College Guidance

“SSCA prepared me for life after graduation by giving rigorous courses that made the transition to college classes easier. I also felt my senior internship gave me experience in a role that I was unsure about. It helped me make a decision about what to major in!” -SSCA Alumna


The College Guidance Program supports the philosophy and mission of South Shore Christian Academy by advising high school students and families throughout the college application process to better equip students for continued study beyond high school. The program accomplishes this by providing both general and individualized guidance plans, with a goal toward encouraging students to find the college or university that best prepares them to live out a life of faith that serves Christ and others in whatever career they choose.

 College Advising
  • The Director of College Guidance begins working one-on-one with students in the fall of Grade 11 to help students discover their post-secondary education preferences, advises students in college selection, and comes alongside students and their families in the college application process.
  • Junior and Senior workshops are offered twice a month with information on completing college applications, writing college essays, requesting recommendations, interviewing, financing college, and transitioning from high school to college.
  • Facilitates college planning and financial aid workshops and meetings for parents and students in Grades 9-12
  • Provides opportunities to visit colleges and to attend the NACAC National College Fair.
  • Hosts local, national, and international college representatives throughout the academic year to provide more information on their institutions.
Standardized Testing
  • Provides information on standardized testing preparation and important dates and serves as an SAT testing location in October and March each year.
  • Facilitates the PSAT exam for all grade 10 and 11 students every October.
  • Coordinates Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams.
Academic Planning
  • Works with students and families to create individual course schedules for each academic year and advises students in creating an academic plan that meets their post-secondary education goals.
From SSCA to all across the country.
Postsecondary School Acceptances (as of 6/12/2023):

American University                                   

Anderson University                                  

Assumption College                                   

Augusta University 

Baylor University                                                              

Belmont University                                     

Bentley University                                      

Berklee College of Music                                         

Boston College   

Boston University                           

Brandeis University                                    

Bridgewater State University                                  

Brown University                                        

Bryant University                                        

Calvin University                                         

Campbell University                                   

Catholic University of America                               

Charleston Southern University                             

Clark University       

College of the Holly Cross                     

Concordia University Chicago                                 

Connecticut College                                   

Curry College 

Dartmouth College                                

Dean College                                 

Eastern Nazarene College                                        

Elmhurst University                                    

Emmanuel College Boston          

Emerson College                            

Fairfield University                                     

Fitchburg State University                                       

Framingham State                                      

Gordon College

Grove City College

High Point University                        

Howard University                                      

Johnson & Wales University                                         

Keene State College                                   

Keuka College                                

Lake Forest College                                    

Lasell University                                          

Lesley University                                         

Limestone College                                      

Maryville University of St. Louis                             

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts                                 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)                                        

Massasoit Community College                               

Merrimack College                                     

Messiah University                                     

Montreat College                                        

Morehouse College                                    

New England College                                 

New England Institute of Technology                                  

Nichols College                             

North Central College                                

Northeastern University                            

Ohio State University                                 

Olivet College                                

Olivet Nazarene University                                      

Penn State University                                

Plymouth State University                                       

Point Loma Nazarene University

Princeton University         

Providence College                

Purdue University                                       

Regis College                                 

Rensselaer Polytechnic University of Rhode Island    

Rhode Island School of Design

Roger Williams University


Saint Anselm College                                  

Salem State University                               

Simmons University   

Smith College                                

Southern New Hampshire University

Spa Tech Institute                                  

Stonehill College                                         

Suffolk University                                   

Trevecca Nazarene College     

Tufts University                              

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                        

University of Southern Maine                                 

University of Connecticut    

University of Edinburgh                                   

University of Hartford                               

University of Iowa                                      

University of Kentucky                               

University of Lynchburg                            

University of Massachusetts Amherst                                 

University of Massachusetts Boston                                    

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth                            

University of Massachusetts Lowell                                     

University of New Hampshire                                

University of Vermont           

Wentworth Institute of Technology                      

Wesleyan University                                  

Westfield State University                                       

Wheaton College - Illinois                                

Wheaton College - Massachusetts                                         

Worcester Polytechnic Institute                          

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