The Counseling Department at Bishop McDevitt works collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, and community members to enhance the learning and futures of our students.  While one is assigned to each student, they are multiple counselors available for students to consult with regarding academic, social, or career questions and concerns.  During 9th grade, students are encouraged to sign up for group sessions that best fit their interest while also having the option to make individual appointments.  Freshmen spend time learning how to navigate through Naviance, a college and career readiness tool that will be crucial as an upperclassman when students are applying to colleges and determining what careers may be a good fit for them.  Grades 10th through 12th spend a great deal of time focusing on the goals, both academic and personal, that students have.  Students will meet with counselors to complete interviews that allow for individual planning for their future. 


Many assessments throughout the academic year are coordinated through the Counseling Department as well.  The SAT, PSAT, ASVAB, ACT, and AP exams are all scheduled and presented to students at particular times within the year.  Sophomores each year take the ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery) that allows them to explore their strengths and the careers that align with them, while there is no obligation to the military. The PSAT is commonly referred to as a practice SAT test and is taken by juniors in October.  Juniors and Seniors are both advised to take the SAT and or ACT when they are prepared. The Counseling Department sponsors multiple school-wide events, including a Catholic Colleges Fair and Financial Aid Night.


Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Sue Grasa

717-236-7973, ext. 2150



Mrs. Rachel Arnold, Director

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Last names A-L

717-236-7973, ext. 2151


Mr. Bryan Stovall

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Last names M-Z

717-236-7973, ext. 2154


Ms. Emily Normand

Freshman CAIU Counselor

717-236-7973, ext. 2152

Up through the second week of February, Crusaders have been very busy getting accepted into college!  The map below shows where these schools are located.  


These schools include:

 Allegheny College, Alvernia University, Baylor University, Beloit College, Binghamton University, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bowie State, Cabrini College, California University of Pennsylvania, Carlow University, The Catholic University of America, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley University, University of Delaware, DeSales University, Dickson College, Drexel University, Duquesne University and Honors College, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Eastern University, Eckerd College, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College, Emerson College, Fairmont State University, Gwynedd Mercy University, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Holy Cross College, Hood College, Immaculata University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, Ithaca College, James Madison University, Juniata College, Kalamazoo College, King's College, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle University, Lake Forest College, Lebanon Valley College, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount Manhattan College, Marywood University, McDaniel College, Messiah College, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Mount Aloysius College, Mount St. Mary's University, Muhlenberg College, University of New Haven, North Park University, Norwich University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pace University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Purdue University, Quinnipiac University, Regent University, Robert Morris University (PA), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rosemont College, Saint Francis University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Mary's College, Saint Michael’s College, The University of Scranton, Seton Hall University, Seton Hill University, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Stevenson University, Susquehanna University, The University of Tampa, Temple University, The Ohio State University, Towson University, United States Naval Academy, University at Buffalo The State University of New York, Ursinus College, Villanova University, Waynesburg University, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Virginia University, Wilson College, The College of Wooster, and York College of Pennsylvania.  


Students: please update your accepted schools into your Naviance account for the next acceptance update!  


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Bishop McDevitt High School

1 Crusader Way
Harrisburg, PA 17111

 PHONE: 717.236.7973
FAX: 717-234-1270

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