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

  • Changes to the SAT tests-Things You Should know

    Posted April 19, 2015

    The College Board has announced sweeping changes to the SAT (beginning in March 2016) and PSAT (beginning October 2015), beginning with the current sophomore class. The changes reflect an effort to more closely measure the skills most relevant to college and career.

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  • PSAT/SAT Changes

    Posted April 10, 2015

    The College Board has announced sweeping changes to the SAT (beginning in March 2016) and PSAT (beginning this October – please note that this year only, College Board is not offering a Saturday PSAT, so our test date will be Wednesday, October 14). I will be presenting information to parents at Parents Day and with students during an upcoming class meeting.

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  • Gap Year Fair

    Posted February 5, 2015

    There will be a Gap Year Fair on 2/17 at Penn Charter School.

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  • Financial Aid Night at Bucks County Community College

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Bucks County Community College will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, February 4.

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  • SAT Postponement

    Posted January 23, 2015

    If you were planning to take the SAT tomorrow at Central Bucks East, it has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Saturday, February 7. If you were planning to take it elsewhere, you can find more information about test center closings at

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