• Slider Image

Counseling (9-12)


mary_fallDeveloping good Christian persons, upright citizens and academic scholars, the Notre Dame Preparatory School Guidance and Counseling Department provides comprehensive, coordinated services including age-appropriate academic, personal, and career counseling while focusing on the individual student.


Request for Letter of Recommendation
Career profiling for juniors and seniors
(with PSAT code)
College visitation questions
Scholarship help

Transcript request form
Web resources

Vaping Resources
We wanted to provide resources for parents so you can be informed on the subject and have information for conversations with your child: 
How to talk to your kids about vaping
Parent Tipsheet
The EXprogram
Decide to Quit  

For Counseling staff, click here.

Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ph:  248-373-9649       
Fax: 248-373-8024    
NDP School CEEB Code: 233-040

Naviance:  www.connection.naviance.com/ndps

Twitter: Follow @NDP_Counseling

Click here for the 2019-20 School Profile
  • Academic Advising
  • ACT Prep Workshops
  • College & Career Counseling
  • College & Scholarship Applications
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Informal Presentations
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Naviance Guidance
  • Parent Informal and Formal Meetings
  • Personal Counseling
  • Program Organization
  • Responsive Services
  • Student Interviews & Individual Mtgs.
  • Summer Institute
  • Test Coordinators
  • Tutoring Referrals
(Click here for middle-division Guidance and Counseling department – grades 6-8)

*  Make sure to check Naviance and add your college selections.

*  Make sure you keep a list of all your scholarships you have been awarded.

*  Sign up on Naviance for any college rep visits.

*  Sign up on Naviance for any college rep visits.

Go to www.actstudent.org to sign up for ACT and to see a schedule of upcoming dates (our CEEB code is 233-040).

*  Juniors should register and take the ACT and/or SAT at least once prior to Senior year.

WHY TAKE THE ACT?   Click Here.

To register for the ACT test, go to: www.actstudent.org  

For SAT, go to: www.collegeboard.com

    NDP is a national ACT testing site (code 201480).

    Use NDP school CEEB code 233-040 when registering for the ACT.

    Winter and Spring breaks as well as days off throughout the year can be excellent opportunities to visit your prospective colleges. Schedule your visits at least two weeks in advance.

Juniors and their parents: Opportunities for admission are often directly related to student academic performance and proper early preparation. Your counselor can be a good resource for you. Take a look at the "Junior to do list" for general guidelines. Helpful links and information regarding college and ACT preparation have been posted on Naviance. Students will be receiving additional information during their individual interviews with their counselor.

Juniors and Sophomores... Many universities offer some sort of pre-college summer camps, providing students with an opportunity to explore various career fields and develop leadership skills.  Consider doing a summer camp, job shadowing, internship, or part time job in the career field of your interest.  This experience may make you more desirable to college admission representatives.  Check out this link for additional info

Summer Enrichment Programs

None at this time.

Counseling Corner

Week of Nov. 26-Dec. 3

College Update

Students should sign up for colleges you are considering before the stated deadlines in order to receive a pass. More than 40 colleges have contacted the counseling department and scheduled their visits to meet with you.

It's a good time for students to learn more about a college and it's an opportunity for students to meet the representatives who will probably be the ones reading their applications. It is also one of several ways for students to indicate "demonstrated interest,'' a factor that some colleges use in their admission decisions. New colleges are added daily, and some spaces may be limited.

Keep your eye on the visiting colleges' schedule on your Naviance "colleges" page. Consider international schools as well.


Juniors and sophomores, consider applying to the Joyce Ivy Foundation summer programs on campuses of highly selective schools at free or reduced cost.

Interested in medicine or engineering as a career? Consider the Perry Initiative. Additional information can be found on their website, www.perryinitiative.org  Look for upcoming dates in Detroit. Spots are limited and selective. Apply early.


The transcript request option on Naviance will be disabled for Christmas break, beginning on Dec. 20. Please plan accordingly.

Dec. 1 is the deadline to complete the FAFSA to maximize your opportunity for need-based scholarships and/or low-interest government loans.


Start adding colleges you are interested in on your Naviance account. Begin researching and visiting colleges when opportunities arise.

Juniors and Sophomores

Many colleges offer summer pre-college programs and are starting to accept applications. Check with the school you are interested in to see if they offer any programs you would like to attend or learn more about.


Your counselor will be calling you down for an individual meeting soon. If you need to see your counselor prior to an arranged meeting, please take a moment to come in and sign up for an appointment to meet your counselor.


Request Appointment

(A – E)
Jason Whalen
Request Appointment

(F – K)
Margie Willis Bond
Request Appointment

(L – Re)
Vlado Salic
Request Appointment

(Ri – Z)
Denise Mahoney