College Admissions Department
Patty Kulpa serves at PCA’s Director of College Admissions. Patty worked as the Director of College Counseling and as a guidance counselor for twelve years at Nolan Catholic High School and has read freshman admissions applications for Texas Christian University since 2011. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Western Michigan University. She completed the "Life Calling Instructor Certification" from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Tarrant County Juvenile Court. Patty and her husband, Kurt, were married in 1981 and have five grown children who have all graduated from Christian schools. She enjoys traveling, has volunteered with Meals on Wheels for over 30 years and volunteers at Bass Performance Hall.
At PCA, students benefit from ACT preparation integrated into the curriculum. Through this intentional approach, high school students see an average increase in their ACT scores of four points, with some students improving their scores over 10 points.
This is a huge return on investment for parents. An average increase of four points often translates to tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money and puts students on track for acceptance to schools previously out of reach. This means parents who invest in their children’s education through tuition can expect a tangible monetary return.
PCA students were recently accepted to top colleges like:
|Texas A&M University||Princeton|
|University of Texas||University of Chicago|
|Texas Christian University||Purdue University|
|Auburn University||University of Notre Dame|
|Brown University||Penn State University|
|Liberty University||Syracuse University|
|University of Alabama||Vanderbilt University|