College Acceptance Rate

College Counseling

From day one at The Academy at Penguin Hall, girls are blazing their own paths. Our four-year College Counseling Program supports them in showcasing their achievements, navigating the application process, and choosing the best fit college for them.

All students meet with our experienced Director of College Counseling throughout all four of their years at The Academy at Penguin Hall. They receive individualized advice on course progression and extracurricular involvement, as well as opportunities to engage in meaningful activities that further their understanding of themselves as learners. This process underscores our efforts to help students find colleges and universities that are the best match for their interests and abilities,  and to prepare them for showcasing themselves in the application process.

Throughout each year, college admission officers from around the country visit the APH campus to meet with juniors and seniors and provide information about their schools. In addition, our Director of College Counseling visits college campuses and attends college admission events in order to stay abreast of current trends in college admissions.

APH is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)  and subscribes to NACAC’s Students’ Rights and Responsibilities statement. APH is also a member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) and Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS).

Fall

  • Grade meeting with college counselor to give them a brief overview of the college admissions process and offer some advice on how to make the most of their first year at Penguin Hall.

Fall

  • October: Take the PSAT.

Winter

  • Grade meeting with college counselor to conduct a mock application review process as a formal introduction to the college application process.

 Spring

  • Individual meetings with college counselor to prepare course selections and summer plans.

Fall

  • Initial meeting with college counselor to determine which college representatives to visit with over the course of the fall semester.
  • Attend meetings with college representatives visiting APH.
  • October: Take the PSAT.

Winter

  • APH-arranged college tour of select area college(s).
  • Begin standardized test prep through an extra class offered at APH or independently.
  • Register for first standardized tests, to be taken before the end of junior year.
  • Monthly grade meetings to prepare for the college search, including how to do online research and put together college visits.
  • Individual meetings with college counselor to begin personalized college search process.

Spring

  • Attend local college fair as a class.
  • Continue monthly grade meetings, covering topics like how to interview and how to start your college essay. These are in preparation for the work students continue over the summer.
  • Continue individual meetings with college counselor to create a preliminary college list and plan summer opportunities (ie, jobs, internships, camps).
  • Parent night to provide an overview of the entire college process.

Fall

  • Attend meetings with college representatives visiting APH.
  • Individual meetings with college counselor to finalize application list (including any opportunities for Early Decision and Early Action applications) and complete personal statements.
  • Facilitate preparation and registration for remaining necessary standardized tests.
  • August: Pre-school class retreat to prepare for the college application process in healthy ways.
  • September: A College Counseling Parent Night for senior parents, focused on addressing the logistics of the college and financial aid applications.
  • September-November: Bimonthly meetings with the entire class to address various college-related topics, including filling out the Common Application and other application types, and applying for outside scholarships.

Winter

  • Final preparations for Regular Decision applications, including last-minute list tweaks and supplemental essay drafts.
  • Symposium for the whole class on resources available at the college level (including how to utilize advisors, RAs, mental health services, financial aid representatives, etc). The focus is on succeeding at the soft skills required for success at the college level.

Spring

  • Individual meetings with college counselor for help navigating admitted schools and aid/scholarship packages.
  • Class meetings to discuss required steps to conduct between graduation from APH and matriculation at college.
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College Acceptances

It is important to note that at The Academy at Penguin Hall there are no best colleges and universities;
only colleges and universities that are the best fit for each individual young woman.

For more information about our College Counseling Program, please contact our Director of College Counseling Carter Delloro.