Great Hearts is committed to an individualized approach to college counseling that focuses on finding the right fit for each student. The emphasis of the program is on helping students discover who they are as learners and emerging adults. Throughout their years at Great Hearts Irving, our students learn to be comfortable in the worlds of both ideas and practicality, understanding the relationship between the two. This serves our students particularly well when selecting a college experience.


Meet Our College Counselor

Mrs. Mayne has a proven track record of success as an Independent College Consultant for more than 15 years and holds the prestigious College Advising Program Certificate from Columbia University. She’s served as Director of Intermediate School at a private classical academy and also as an English and humanities teacher. As an Independent College Consultant, Mrs. Mayne has guided students through every step of the college application and financial aid process.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 23 | Lycaeum visit from Thomas Aquinas College Representative (Seniors Only)

Wednesday, August 24 | Lycaeum visit from Texas A&M Representative (Seniors Only)

Thursday, September 1 | Lycaeum visit from Bradley University (Seniors Only)

Thursday, September 8 | Essay Bootcamp in the Library from 4-5:30 pm (Seniors Only)

Thursday, September 8 | Senior Night in Multi-Purpose Room from 6-7:30 pm (Seniors and their Parents)

Friday,  September 9 | College Mini-Fair in the Multi-Purpose Room during High School lunches (12:45-1:45 pm).  Colleges attending include

  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Franciscan University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Dallas
  • U.S. Navy (R.O.T.C. Scholarships)
  • Wichita State University

Tuesday, September 13 | Lycaeum visit from Benedictine College Representative (Seniors Only)

Thursday, September 15 | Lycaeum visit from St. John’s University Representative (Seniors Only)

Thursday, October 20 | Lycaeum visit from Hillsdale College Representative (Seniors Only)


Contact College Counseling

Please feel welcome to reach out to the GHI College Counselor, Ms. Cheryl Mayne, at Cheryl.Mayne@GreatHeartsIrving.org.


A College Planning Tool for GHI Families

Naviance is our state-of-the-art college counseling portal that allows students to search for colleges, keep a college list, sign up for college information sessions, build a resume, research careers, study for the SAT and ACT, and much more. All high school students have an account on Naviance. Please contact Ms. Cheryl Mayne for assistance with your username or password.

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College Resources

Helpful links for SAT/ACT registration, interesting articles, etc.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Useful resources for determining financial aid options and scholarship opportunities.

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Helpful Links

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