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.