Mount St. Mary Academy
Guidance and College Counseling

SAT and ACT Testing


Make sure you stay on top of testing dates.  Please remember to sign up directly with ACT and SAT to register.


Current Seniors should already have taken the ACT or SAT and had the scores sent to MSM.  If you have not, please sign up for the September and/or October test and be sure to give our school code so that we will receive the test scores also.  School code = 041440


Current Juniors should begin taking the ACT or SAT this year, at least twice before the end of the year.  Be sure to have the scores sent to us. School code = 041440


Current Sophomores may want to take the ACT or SAT in April or June to get an idea of a probable score.  You will need to have the ACT to be eligible for concurrent credit in Junior year.


Seniors should be applying for the Arkansas Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship by visiting the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website.  For all students who apply by January 25, Mount St. Mary Academy will deliver transcripts on January 27.  Please fill out a transcript request form when you have applied.  Parents have a longer time period to fill out the FAFSA.

College Application Process


Juniors will begin individually talking to the school counselors in April about applying to their list of colleges. General information will be given through classes to the Juniors in January.


Reminder:  All students must take the ACT or SAT for graduation and all colleges require one or the other for admission.


If you take the ACT or SAT this year, have scores sent directly to the colleges to which you are applying. Also have the scores sent to MSM using the school code 041440.


Reminder:   All colleges require that a transcript be sent from the school for anyone applying for admission.  Forms for requesting that a transcript be sent are in the Guidance Office.  We MUST have this form before we can send a transcript.



Click here for Naviance and a full list of college planning resources.


To schedule a testing appointment in Guidance


Contact Us


Parents are welcome to come in, call or email the school counselors with any questions.


Amy Perkins
Counselor for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students whose names end in A-L.


Sr. Joan Pfauser, RSM
Counselor for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students whose names end in M-Z.


College Visits

Please call Marilyn Lenggenhager at 501-664-8006 ext. 240 or email her at to schedule a College Visit. Our scheduled college visit time is during the lunch hour (11:10-12:10) A room will be made available to college reps and students will sign up to attend each college presentation.


Guidance Staff photos and email addresses
coming soon