College Counseling

Beginning in the junior year and continuing through the senior year, Solebury's college counselors meet individually with each student to guide them through the college search and application process. In the winter and spring trimesters, juniors participate in a series of workshops which provide an in-depth introduction to all aspects of the college process. Using Solebury's College Counseling Handbook as a reference, students learn about writing essays, interviewing, applying for financial aid, researching college programs, applying for early decision, using the internet and e-mail effectively, etc. One of the major goals of these workshops is for each student to create a list of colleges that they are interested in visiting and possibly applying to in their senior year. The assistance of the college counselor continues through the senior year right up to when a final decision is made among various college acceptances.

Other college counseling resources include the following:

  • Admissions counselors from many colleges visit our campus throughout the year to meet with interested juniors and seniors in small group sessions.
  • Trips are arranged to college fairs and to some college and university campuses.
  • Individual and group meetings are held with parents to familiarize them with the application process and financial aid procedures.
  • The college counseling library includes guidebooks, catalogs, videos, and computer programs to help students in their college search.
  • Students that qualify for untimed testing are registered and tested on Solebury's campus.

Tim Gallen, Director of College Counseling

  • October College Newsletter

    Posted October 1, 2015

    Attached please find the October edition of De Collegio, Solebury's College Counseling Newsletter.

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  • Upcoming Changes to Financial Aid Application

    Posted September 18, 2015

    The White House has announced that, starting in 2016, students will be allowed to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to January 1 of their senior year.

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  • September SAT Prep Classes Offered Here At Solebury

    Posted September 4, 2015

    Solebury School is again offering a fall SAT Preparatory Course. It is designed for Solebury School seniors preparing for the October 3, or later, SAT date. The course consists of 8 classes of math and reading/writing skills, taught by Britta Milks, math department head, and Hanna Howe, librarian and former English department head. T

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  • Standardized Testing Deadlines and Transportation

    Posted September 3, 2015

    Solebury School will provide transportation to boarding students to nearby test centers offering the ACT and SAT. Students wishing transportation must sign up for the correct test center and for a ride by the deadlines in the attached spreadsheet.

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  • September College Newsletter

    Posted September 3, 2015

    The September edition of De Collegio, our College Newsletter, can be found here.

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