USC Counseling

Welcome to the USC Counseling page! School Counseling encompasses the areas of personal/social, college/career and academics.

I am Kayt Klemek- this is my 8th year as the USC 7-12 school counselor and my 13th year as a counselor. I have a BA from the University of St. Thomas in public relations and community health education. I have two master's degrees: a MA in Educational Psychology-Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology and a MPH in Public Health-Maternal and Children's Health- both from the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!). I continue to have a love for learning and developing as counselor so I have additional training and certificates in Gifted and Talented Education and in College Admissions Counseling. I completed the American School Counseling Association's Specialist Training in Career Development over this past summer.

Click here for USC Student Support Services information during this COVID-19 distance learning time.

Seniors who need to order transcripts should sign in here. You will need your parchment account information that was made in class. ALUMNI- please call the high school office to request a transcript at 507-553-5819

Need a letter of recommendation from the counselor or teachers? HERE is a link to a recommendation information sheet that you can give someone who you are asking for a recommendation! **Remember- if the person filling it out has to mail it directly to a destination, include a stamped, addressed envelope along with your information sheet!**

My email is

SENIOR/PARENT Financial Aid ZOOM Meeting

October 6, 2021


We will have a guest speaker who will talk about Post-Secondary transition and Financial Aid! This will be on Zoom and the link will be sent via JMC closer to the meeting. Plan on attending- students will be eligible for prizes!

Virtual College Exploration

Registration is Open!

October 5-7, 2021

Registration is now open for our Virtual College Exploration! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free.

During the Virtual College Exploration, students, families and counselors will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

The program will also include college knowledge sessions on topics such as finding a college that fits, paying for college, and writing a college essay presented by college admission counselors.

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!


Registation is Open!

Go here to register!