College Process

Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie NY GraduatesThe College Counseling Office provides education and counseling about the college process in order to help identify schools that are a good fit for each individual student. We work to provide opportunities and options for seniors looking ahead to their futures by helping them to develop personalized colleges lists and strong applications. We work with students, their parents and advisors to help students make choices that reflect their interests, abilities, and needs.

The program includes:

  • Visits from over fifty college representatives
  • Trips to three area college fairs
  • Junior College Planning program led by an experienced admissions professional
  • SAT Prep class offered on campus
  • Transportation to SAT, ACT and TOEFL exams
  • Workshops to introduce students to the Naviance Program
  • Workshops to orient students to the application process
  • Workshops and individual guidance in writing the personal and supplemental essays
  • Individual parent and student meetings
  • Individual student meetings, scheduled or as needed
  • Sunday Sessions to support student work on applications and essays
  • Program to orient parents and students to the financial aid process