Friends' Central's College Counseling staff combines decades of experience in college advising, college admissions and teaching. In addition to working with students and families, they visit college campuses every year, maintain contacts in college admission offices throughout the country, attend professional meetings and conferences and collect valuable feedback from Friends' Central graduates. While the college selection and application process belongs first and foremost to the students, the College Counseling staff is always available to provide guidance and support. They are enthusiastic and thoughtful advocates and advisors for our juniors and seniors.
Friends' Central graduates are extremely well prepared for their college and university studies and empowered to make thoughtful, informed choices about where they will pursue their degrees. They spread out all over the country and occasionally beyond to Canada and Europe. They choose technical universities and liberal arts colleges. They attend big public institutions and small private ones. They opt for historically black colleges, Catholic colleges, Quaker colleges and women's colleges. They train in art schools and conservatories. And they come back to visit and tell us about their adventures.
Grade 9 and 10 families receive mailings with relevant course planning and testing information and are always welcome to stop in, call or email
with questions. Beginning in grade 11, college counselors meet with students individually, with students and their parents, and with the class as a whole. Throughout the junior and senior years, college counselors are available to help students and parents as they investigate individual colleges, explore the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available, make choices about where to apply, and put together applications, essays, and other supporting materials.
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