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College Counseling

College Counseling Philosophy

The college admission process can be exciting, daunting, and empowering. Archmere Academy's College Counseling Office is available to all students and their families 12 months of the year and counsels students from their freshmen year through graduation.  The goal of the college counseling program is to promote student growth and assist students in finding the college with the best academic, extracurricular, and social fit for them. Our counselors have over 45 years of combined college admission and college counseling experience, helping students make the best possible college decision. Students take the lead in this process to maximize individual growth and ensure that the journey best prepares them for future success in college and beyond; however, students will not fly solo during this journey.

Our college counselors work with each student individually, examining how schools make admissions decisions and helping students understand college applications' strategic side to maximize their success. The College Counseling Office and the entire Archmere community create a supportive network to lessen the anxiety and stress of the college search and application process.

Finding the Right Fit

Early college programming and conversations in the freshman, sophomore, and junior year will provide students with the opportunity to become better informed and more comfortable with the college process, alleviating stress. In addition, numerous college admission professionals from schools around the country participate in Archmere programming each year. Giving students access to admission representatives early and often provides students with greater confidence and comfort in communicating with colleges and provides additional resources for questions, answers, and peace of mind.

College counselors use their knowledge and resources to assist students from start to finish, while also serving as strong advocates during the process. It is important that students do not envision the college search as a race to the finish. Getting in, while exciting, is simply a stage in the process. Students take the knowledge and skills they’ve learned during their Archmere education and apply them to their futures. The college search process challenges a student’s ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, self-advocate, communicate, reflect, plan for the future, be a savvy consumer, and make adult decisions. All of these are practical skills that will better equip them for the rigors of college and their futures beyond higher education.

List of 6 events.

  • Feb
    8

    The Great Sorting Game

    First-year students will participate in a group activity led by Mr. Boehm to help casually introduce them to the college admission process. Students will gain an appreciation for important aspects of the college admission process.
    SLC
  • Feb
    8

    Young Alumni Networking Event

    Archmere Academy is excited to host a Young Alumni Networking Event for the Class of 2023. We’ll welcome back many young alumni that have graduated within the last 15 years to share their career and college experiences with their fellow Auks in a casual setting.
    The Patio
  • Feb
    8

    Young Alumni Panel

    Archmere Academy is excited to host a Young Alumni Panel for the Classes of 2024 & 2025. We’ll welcome back young alumni that have graduated within the last ten years to share their career and college experiences with their fellow Auks!
    Theater
  • Feb
    13
  • Feb
    23

    Let's Get Digital: Preparing for the Future of Computer-based Admissions Testing

    Last spring, College Board announced sweeping changes to the SAT and PSAT. Starting this fall, paper-based administrations of the PSAT and the SAT will be completely replaced by an adaptive, computer-based test. Classes of '25 and '26 will be the first two to take the Digital PSAT and the Digital SAT this fall. Archmere's College Counseling is partnering with Compass Educational Group to host a webinar on the changes, the new digital format, and if or how much our students should change their testing plans in accordance with these overhauls. Registration links will be available in the near future.
    Zoom
  • Apr
    25

    Early Financial Aid Webinar

    College Counseling will host a presentation from The College Funding Coach® to discuss financing your student's college education. This program is ideal for parents of first year, sophomore, and junior students. Registration will be sent out via email. F
    Zoom
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List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Christopher Boehm

    Christopher Boehm 

    Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 771
    Bio
  • Photo of Catherine Reigner

    Catherine Reigner 

    Associate Director of College Counseling; History Teacher
    302-798-6632 Ext 863
    Bio
  • Photo of Logan Duffie

    Logan Duffie 

    Associate Director of Admissions; College Counselor
    302-798-6632 Ext 713
    Bio
  • Photo of Suzyn-Elayne Soler

    Suzyn-Elayne Soler 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 772
    Bio
  • Photo of Kees van Haasteren

    Kees van Haasteren 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 793
    Bio

College Counseling Resources

College Counseling Blog

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  • Monthly College Counseling Update: December 2022

    Things are in constant motion (v = d/t) in College Counseling. Seniors have been receiving decisions for the past month and junior introductory meetings are about half completed. There’s also a plethora of programming coming up in the second semester. 
     
    First, we’d like to wish everyone in the Archmere community a Happy Holidays! We are blessed to call Archmere home, it’s truly a special place. 
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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.