The key to success in college counseling is communication among all the constituents involved—colleges, parents, counselors, teachers and, most important, students. The student who is well informed and actively involved in the college search process will make the best college decisions.

The key to success in college counseling is communication among all the constituents involved—colleges, parents, counselors, teachers and, most important, students. The student who is well informed and actively involved in the college search process will make the best college decisions.

How does Episcopal facilitate communication?

We have developed a four-year curriculum that helps guide students and their parents toward college decisions. The program begins with a meeting for parents of eighth-grade students and ends with a program for seniors to discuss the transition to college. Along the way, the college counselors offer a variety of formal and informal meetings that include workshops for freshmen, classes for sophomores, individual meetings with juniors and seniors, as well as an assortment of daytime and evening meetings with both parents and students. This curriculum is augmented by a variety of contacts through our website, emails and newsletters.

Counselor Support

Nothing can replace the rapport that counselor and student establish in one-on-one meetings. Episcopal's College Counseling office consists counselors who all have years of experience in college counseling. Counselors have other responsibilities on campus, helping them to get to know their college advisees well. The counselors are knowledgeable about hundreds of colleges so that they can assist students in finding the right match. To remain current in the profession, the college counselors attend yearly national and regional association meetings and spend time on college campuses during the year. These networking events allow the Episcopal staff to keep personal contacts with admissions officers from colleges around the country.