Lawrence Academy’s focus on student-centered learning extends to the college application process.
Our experienced team of college counselors are also teachers, coaches, dormitory parents, and advisors, allowing them to get to know the students authentically and personally, as people, learners, and members of the school community, so they can tailor each student’s list of prospective colleges based on individual academic, extracurricular, and personal needs. The ultimate goal is to ensure that LA graduates matriculate at colleges and universities that reflect their unique priorities, personalities, and academic and career goals.
In the fall term of their junior year, students select their college counselors and begin to focus more intensely on the process of applying to college. One-on-one meetings and a well-developed college application-focused curriculum, including twice-per-month college counseling classes, help juniors identify colleges that fit their academic, extracurricular, and personal needs and understand which school environments will best serve them as people and learners. Seniors continue to work with their college counselors and attend college counseling classes in the fall, when they complete and send their college applications.
While the college application process is a big part of junior and senior year, it is also important for ninth and 10th grade students to be aware of what lies ahead. Therefore, the College Counseling Office holds class meetings with the ninth and 10th grades to highlight the importance of their grades and involvement in the life of the school.
The College Counseling Office collaborates closely with parents, too, during the college application process. Monthly College Counseling Office updates keep parents informed about important, grade-specific details of the application process, while college admissions panels, finance workshops, and informal meetings are also held to educate parents and students on the process.
Four-year College Counseling Timetable
- What is the role of the college counselor?
- When does the college process begin?
- How does the college office help with the application process?
- Can the college office help families with financial aid information?
- What is the role of the parent in the college process?
- How do colleges know about Lawrence Academy’s academic program?
- How does the college office help students who would like to pursue fine/performing arts or athletics in college?
- How does the college office communicate with colleges and universities?
- What about standardized testing?
Resources for College Admissions Officers
We welcome our colleagues from college admissions to campus. Below is a list of resources that we hope will help make your visit more enjoyable.
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Meet the Team
Class of 1987
Director of College Counseling, History
Kimberly Bohlin Healy
Associate Director of College Counseling, History
Assistant Director of College Counseling, Mathematics
College Office Assistant
Assistant Director of College Counseling, Testing Coordinator
Learn more as Director of College Counseling Sean Sheehan '87 speaks about the college process at LA.
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