The College Counseling staff works as a team with students and their families to prepare to reach their future goals. With 100% of our girls continuing on to four-year colleges/universities, we work carefully with each throughout the process, encouraging them to approach the process as young adults, to take advantage of resources and advise, to find the best college match for their developing talents, passions and goals.
- Assist each girl to assess her strengths and interests
- Guide her in making well-informed and wise decisions for her future
- Help her in presenting herself effectively, both in person and on paper, in the college admissions process
- Provide support for her and her family as she takes this next step
As you begin to think about colleges, keep in mind that there is no one “perfect” college, and a college does not have value simply because it has a “name,” is on the list of all of your friends, or appears on a magazine’s ‘Top Ten’. Your college search is just that—yours. You will need to take some time to think about your goals, talents, accomplishments, and interests before even beginning to evaluate a school to determine if it is right for you. Also remember that there will be many institutions (and possibly several alternatives to traditional college admission) to help you to reach your goals. Do not feel that there is only one way to proceed after high school or one college that will make you happy. Keep an open mind.
Conversations with your friends, teachers, parents, and counselor will all help you to work on your list of options but it is important to remember that the bulk of the work is yours. When you begin to meet with your counselor you will be asked to think seriously about yourself before you even begin to research colleges. Self-evaluation is vital if this is to be a successful search—and will help you to answer many of those college application questions later.
Read on for a full description of the junior/senior year timetable and other useful College Counseling information. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact our office at 610-525-2700.Martha Allen
Director of College Counseling
Assistant Director of College Counseling