Junior Year Wrap-Up From the College Counseling Office

The 2015-16 school year is coming to a close, the class of 2016 has graduated, and Northwood School class of 2017 is now ready to lead. Here’s a final (longer than usual) update from Northwood School’s college counseling office. Best wishes on your upcoming final exams It’s final exam time! Work hard during this last … Continue reading Junior Year Wrap-Up From the College Counseling Office

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Spring Break Ideas for Juniors and Sophomores

Dear Juniors and Sophomores (and your parents): Spring break is almost here. Of course it’s important to rest and recharge our batteries during break, but for juniors and sophomores, it’s also a great time to get some work done on the college search. In addition to resting and recharging, here are two more ideas for … Continue reading Spring Break Ideas for Juniors and Sophomores

Juniors Explore Standardized Testing and Conducting a College Search

To all Northwood Juniors and Your Parents: Last night we had another session in our series of workshops about the college search and application process. We focused on two topics: standardized testing and conducting a college search online. Here are the materials I distributed at the workshop: Presentation Slides 2016-17 Standardized Testing Calendar Comparing the … Continue reading Juniors Explore Standardized Testing and Conducting a College Search

Session 4: Searching for Colleges with Family Connection

Northwood School uses Family Connection, an outstanding web-based college planning and search tool. Students use Family Connection to research and apply to colleges, create resumes, sign up for college visits, explore careers and majors, communicate with their college counselors and manage all of the things to do regarding applying to college. There are a number … Continue reading Session 4: Searching for Colleges with Family Connection