The college process at Pingree is student-centered and dedicated to the philosophy that “College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” Each student possesses a unique set of talents, skills, and distinctive strengths. Our goal is to help students target a selection of undergraduate programs that will both challenge and affirm their intellectual and extracurricular aspirations.
The process begins in earnest in the winter of the junior year with a series of meetings between students and their counselors. Subsequent meetings include parents, academic advisors, teachers, and adults involved in the extracurricular life of the student. Parents and students will also attend two major meetings where every aspect of the application process is discussed in detail.
Our counselors have extensive experience in college counseling and admissions work and have earned the respect of their peers and colleagues. Throughout the year, they expand their knowledge and add new resources by visiting colleges, attending professional workshops, and hosting admissions representatives from across the nation. Drawing on our in-depth comprehension of college admissions, as well as our understanding and appreciation of each student as an individual, we offer guidance and support as Pingree students prepare to embark on successful college careers.