Upper School College Counseling
Our college counselors consider themselves a part of your family’s team as your teen applies to colleges. With our students achieving 100 percent acceptance into college, universities and conservatories, our college counseling program works.
As you and your teen approach this major decision, our college counselors guide you through the process, aiming to find the best choices for his or her academic experience, interests and career goals.
College Counseling & Support Services
Students meet with college counselors starting second semester of their junior year. Leading up to that point, students work with the academic dean to ensure their coursework meets their individual needs.
Our college counseling program offers a variety of opportunities for you and your child to learn about the college admission process and tackle each step along the way to successful acceptance:
- Weekly college counseling classes
- Individual appointments
- Parent college nights
- College visits to Harker
Second-semester juniors and seniors attend a weekly class to cover key college admission topics including evaluation programs; staying calm and organized during the process; deciding whether to apply for early action/early decision; writing college essays; and how to have successful college visits and interviews.
Starting in your teen’s second semester of junior year, his/her college counselor is available to meet with your family to discuss your teen’s academic performance, interests and career goals. As students move further along the process, counselors give feedback on applications and help with the final decision.