Laurel’s approach to college guidance is highly individualized, and our mission is to help each girl find colleges that best match her interests, talents and goals. We work closely with our girls to help them understand the college process, develop an appropriate list of schools to explore and take the appropriate standardized tests.
The College Guidance office provides support on college essays, and reviews every application prior to submission to ensure that each girl is presenting her best self to each college. Laurel also provides standardized test preparation classes tailored for either the ACT or the SAT as part of the Junior year curriculum.
Collaboration among the student, her family and the college counselors is essential in the college process. We believe that the girl must take the lead, with parents and counselors offering support and encouragement.
The college counselors meet with the Seniors regularly, and are also available to parents by phone, email or in person as often as needed. Counselors actively engage with Juniors throughout the year, and talk with Ninth and Tenth Graders--and their parents--periodically, to provide information, dispel myths and reassure them that they will be ready for the college process when the time comes.
We are passionate about getting to know, support and advocate for every Laurel girl!