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.


The McD classes of  2018 and 2019 were accepted to and are currently attending many remarkable institutions to further their education.  These include, but are not limited to:

The University of Alabama

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albright College

Alvernia University

American University

Arcadia University

Arizona State University

ASA College - Manhattan

Auburn University

Aurora University

Austin Peay State University

Binghamton University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Boston College

Boston University

Broward College

Cabrini University

California University of Pennsylvania

Carlow University

The Catholic University of America

Cedar Crest College

University of Central Florida

Central Penn College

College of Charleston

Chestnut Hill College

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Coastal Carolina University

The College of Saint Rose

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

Cornell University

D’Youville College

University of Dayton

Indiana University

The University of Iowa

University of Delaware

University of Denver

DePaul University

DeSales University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

Duke University

Duquesne University

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Tennessee State University

Eastern University

Elizabethtown College

Elon University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida International University

Fordham University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Gannon University

George Mason University

The George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Southern University

University of Georgia

Gettysburg College

Hampton University

Harcum College

Harding University

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

High Point University

Hillsdale College

Hofstra University

Holy Cross College

University of Illinois

James Madison University

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas

Jefferson University)

The Juilliard School

Juniata College

King’s College

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

La Salle University

Lebanon Valley College

Lehigh University

Liberty University

Lincoln University

Long Island University, Brooklyn

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

University of Maryland

Marywood University

University of Massachusetts

Messiah College

Miami University, Oxford

University of Miami

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

University of Minnesota

Misericordia University

Mississippi State University

University of Mississippi

Monmouth University

Moravian College

Morgan State University

Mount St. Mary’s University

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

University of New Hampshire at


University of New Haven

New York University

Norfolk State University

University of North Carolina

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Norwich University

University of Notre Dame

Old Dominion University

University of Oregon

Palm Beach State College

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania State University

St. John’s University

University of Pittsburgh

Purdue University

Randolph-Macon College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of Rhode Island

Robert Morris University (PA)

Robert Morris University Illinois

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University

Saint Francis University

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Louis University

Saint Mary’s College

Saint Vincent College

University of San Francisco

Savannah College of Art and Design

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

The University of Scranton

Seton Hall University

Seton Hill University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

St. John’s University

Stevenson University

Stony Brook University

SUNY Albany

Susquehanna University

Syracuse University

Pittsburgh Technical College

Princeton University

The University of Tampa

Temple University

University of Tennessee

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

The Ohio State University

Towson University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Naval Academy

University Buffalo the State University of

New York

The University of the Arts

Ursinus College

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Tech

Virginia Wesleyan University

Wagner College

Washington and Jefferson College

University of Washington

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Virginia University

Wilkes University

York College of Pennsylvania


In addition to these excellent colleges and universities, McDevitt students also join multiple military branches. We are proud of their commitment and thankful for their


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