Wolcott College Prep

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College Counseling

Four Years of Guidance. The College Counseling Program begins as soon as a student enters Wolcott College Prep. It is comprehensive, engaging, personal, and directed toward the individual priorities of each student and family. The Director of College Counseling has extensive knowledge and personal experience with colleges and universities and is guided by the ethical practices of college admissions.

Post-secondary Planning is about Students

Through self-reflection, we encourage students to articulate their talents, communicate effectively, and engage in thoughtful decision-making. The Director of College Counseling and the counseling team work closely with each student and their family to guide them on this journey. Some of the goals of the College Counseling program:

  • Establish a strong academic foundation through 4-year course planning
  • Foster involvement in leadership opportunities, extra-curricular activities, and community service that build upon student strengths and interests
  • Understand options for standardized testing and secure appropriate accommodations for standardized testing
  • Engage with college admissions representatives
  • Provide guidance in identifying colleges that meet student priorities, academic, and personal goals
  • Support students throughout the college application process
  • Prepare students to present articulately and confidently for formal and informal college interviews
  • Appropriately advocate for students with the college admissions committees
  • Guidance on securing and understanding accommodations at college
  • Offer resources regarding financial aid and scholarships
  • Prepare students for transition to college and offer continued support in college 
  • 100% of students admitted to multiple colleges and universities

Colleges Want Wolcott Graduates 

Adelphi University
Agnes Scott University
Alabama A & M University
Alabama State University
American University
Arizona State University
Arrupe College
Augsburg University
Austin College
Ball State University
Bard College
Barry University
Bates College
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Boise State University
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Butler University
California College of the Arts
Calvin University
Carnegie Mellon University
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Central State University
Chapman University
Chatham University
Chicago State University
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Coe College
College for Creative Studies
College of Charleston
College of DuPage
College of Lake County
Colorado College
Colorado State College-Fort Collins
Columbia College Chicago
Cornell College
Cornish College of the Arts
Culinary Institute of America
Curry College
Davidson College
Dean College
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Dominican University
Dominican University of California
Drake University
Drexel University
Earlham College
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Michigan University
Eckerd College
Edward Waters College
Elmhurst University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Fashion Institute of Technology

Ferris State University
Fisk University
Fordham University
Fort Valley State University
Fox Valley Technical College
Furman University
George Fox University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Grambling State University
Grand Valley State University
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hampton University
Hobart Williams Smith College
Hofstra University
Howard University
Huntington University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana State University
Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University-South Bend
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson C. Smith University
Kalamazoo College
Kennesaw State University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Landmark College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College
Lewis University
Liberty University
Life University
Long Island University
Loras College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Maine Maritime Academy
Manhattanville College
Marian University
Marist College
Marquette University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Miami University-Oxford
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State
Mills College

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Minnesota State University
Mitchell College
Montana State University
Morehouse College
Muhlenberg College
Muskingum University
North Central College
North Park College
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Oakland University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Park University
Princeton University
Purdue University-Fort Wayne
Purdue University-Main Campus
Quincy University
Quinnipiac University
Reed college
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Roosevelt University
Saint Edward’s University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Norbert College
Saint Xavier University
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art & Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College
Seattle University
Simmons University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Catherine University
St. Ambrose University
St. John’s College-Santa Fe
St. John’s University-New York
Stillman College
Suffolk University
SUNY at Purchase College
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
The University of Alabama
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Towson University
Tulane University
University College of Dublin

University of Arizona
University of California-Davis
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Dubuque
University of Hartford
University of Illinois-Springfield
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Chicago
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University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of South Alabama
University of Southern California
University of St. Francis
University of the Ozarks
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Utah State University
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wayne State University
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western Colorado University
Western Illinois University
Western Michigan University
Westminster College
Westminster College-UT
Wheelock College
Whittier College
Wofford College
Xavier University
Yeshiva University

Speakers and Workshops

Wolcott sponsors a variety of speakers and practical workshops to explore, demystify, and prepare students and families for the college selection and application process, navigating financial aid, and life beyond Wolcott.

Workshops such as:

  • College Knowledge: Everything You Need to Know About the College Application Process

  • Understanding Financial Aid & the FAFSA

  • Gearing Up for Senior Year

  • The Essay Guy

  • Behind the Curtain of College Admissions: Details, Data, and Decisions

  • College Support Services for Students with Learning Differences

  • An Insider’s Guide to College Success

  • Leaving the Familiar: Transitioning to College

These programs are open to both students and families.

“I was so comfortable working with the Wolcott college counselors. They guided me as I found my own college journey. They were so helpful through the entire process—college applications can be so complicated.  With them it was easy. I am forever grateful.”
— Alumni

Marybeth Kravets is the author of the K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, now in its 15th Edition. Our collaborative college counseling department is indispensable to Wolcott students as they emerge as young adults.