Finding Your Right Fit

College Preparation begins in 8th grade

Discovering your strengths and challenges are all a part of the balanced experience Episcopal offers students. This journey of personal exploration ultimately culminates in finding the right college or university.

Episcopal believes that successful college decisions start with the student who is well informed and actively involved in the college search process. Therefore, college preparation begins during the 8th grade year. Supportive counselors serve as personal guides on the journey through course selection, testing, application, and selection process.

Episcopal offers support through College Counseling Beyond the Basics seminars for parents and students on a range of topics, including financial aid and making the most of a college campus visit. Application Boot Camp is held at the beginning of senior year. Students and counselors meet one-on-one throughout the application process.

These one-on-one meetings establish an important rapport between counselor and student. Counselors are also involved in other areas of campus life, so students get to know their college counselor well. Counselors have years of experience in their field; are knowledgeable about hundreds of colleges so that they can assist students in finding the right match; and make ongoing efforts - through tours and other professional events - to keep in personal contact with admissions officers at colleges around the country.