The college counseling program at Marlborough is as individual as each of our students. Our primary objective is to address each girl's individual college needs and ensure that Marlborough students are active, energetic, and investigative participants in the process. Three full-time college counselors support students and their parents, meeting with them regularly throughout the college research and application process.
Through the college search and admissions process, we strive to:
- Assist students in making appropriate college choices and recognizing that her college choice is the result of considerable effort and investment
- Foster student initiative, independence, and self-understanding
- Strengthen decision-making, goal-setting, and leadership skills
Students will find this trip to be a fun introduction to the college selection process. The colleges chosen represent a range of options within higher education. The goal is not to identify the "perfect" college during this trip; rather, students will learn to identify the features that likely will appeal to them most when they embark on the college selection process as a junior, including student body composition, school culture, setting (urban, rural and suburban) and institutional focus (liberal arts, research, and comprehensive).
A typical campus visit includes an information session led by an admission officer, a student-led campus tour and whenever possible, a visit with Marlborough School alumnae.
Jointly sponsored by Marlborough, Brentwood, Crossroads, and Windward schools, the program provides students and parents with the opportunity to meet with Deans and Directors of Admission from selective schools across the country. During the evening, students and parents serve as members of an admission committee, thus learning how colleges make decisions. The evening concludes with a college fair.