The success of The Academy at Penguin Hall’s college counseling program is a direct result of the work our students do every day in the classroom at APH. Encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and to take risks, our girls are preparing for the college process beginning in freshman year when they launch their four-year course plan.
All freshmen and sophomores meet with the college counselor at distinct intervals in our Transitions program. They receive advice on course progression and extracurricular involvement as well as being afforded opportunities to engage in meaningful activities that will further their understanding of themselves as students and learners. This process underscores our efforts to help students find colleges and universities that are the correct match for their interests and abilities.
College Counseling begins in earnest in the Junior year when students meet every other week with the college counselor in sessions that help them identify schools of interest, plan for campus visits, prepare for any required testing, begin to draft essays, and pull together the information they will need to file applications. In addition to these group sessions, all juniors meet individually with the college counselor as frequently as they wish.
Throughout each year, college admission officers from around the country visit the APH campus to meet with juniors and seniors to provide information about their schools and to answer questions. In addition, our college counselor 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).
College Acceptances for 2017 & 2018 Class Years
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.
Anna Maria College
Arizona State University
Coastal Carolina University
College of New Jersey
Colorado State Fort Collins
Eastern Carolina University
Florida Institute of Technology
Framingham State University
Hawaii Pacific University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
New England College
Roger Williams University
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
Seton Hill University
St. Michael’s College
Sweet Briar College
The New School
University College Dublin
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts – Lowell
University of Mississippi
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
Wentworth Institute of Technology