College Advising

The College Advising Department consists of advisors who assist junior and senior students in their college and career investigation, selection, and application. Juniors and their parents will meet individually in the second semester for their College Planning Conference. Students will also participate in a career assessment during their junior year. All college bound students will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT), the American College Test (ACT), and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The goal of the College Advising Department is to help your son find a college that is the best fit for him.


The AP exam registration process is two steps. Even if the student does not plan to take the AP exam, they need to complete both steps to access the College Board's AP resources.


Step 1: Begin the process by registering at Here students will indicate both the AP course(s) they are taking this year and the exams they wish to take. They will receive their join codes and directions to complete the second required step. Any exam fees will be paid online, so be sure to have a debit card or credit card available before beginning registration. Students can also select to create an invoice to pay later if needed. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment. Note: Students that registered using Total Registration last year do not need to create a new account.  The log-in information will be the same that was used last year.  New AP students will need to create an account.


Step 2: Use the join codes provided at the completion of step one to enroll the student's AP courses and exams in the College Board's system (AP classroom).


This year each AP exam costs $100.00. St. Xavier High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Ms. Laci Tucker,, in the College Advising Office to learn more.

College Advising Staff

Marianne Borgmann

College Advisor

Lauren Cobble

College Advisor

Lindsey Ferguson

College Advisor

Christopher McCoy

College Advisor

Laci Tucker

College Advisor

Emmy Waterkotte

Administrative Assistant for College Advising, Testing Coordinator