Wolcott College Prep

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College Counseling

Four Years of Guidance. The College Counseling Program begins as soon as a student enters Wolcott College Prep. It is comprehensive, engaging, personal, and directed toward the individual priorities of each student and family. The Director of College Counseling has extensive knowledge and personal experience with colleges and universities and is guided by the ethical practices of college admissions.

Post-secondary Planning is about Students

Through self-reflection, we encourage students to articulate their talents, communicate effectively, and engage in thoughtful decision-making. The Director of College Counseling and the counseling team work closely with each student and their family to guide them on this journey. Some of the goals of the College Counseling program:

  • Establish a strong academic foundation through 4-year course planning
  • Foster involvement in leadership opportunities, extra-curricular activities, and community service that build upon student strengths and interests
  • Understand options for standardized testing and secure appropriate accommodations for standardized testing
  • Engage with college admissions representatives
  • Provide guidance in identifying colleges that meet student priorities, academic, and personal goals
  • Support students throughout the college application process
  • Prepare students to present articulately and confidently for formal and informal college interviews
  • Appropriately advocate for students with the college admissions committees
  • Guidance on securing and understanding accommodations at college
  • Offer resources regarding financial aid and scholarships
  • Prepare students for transition to college and offer continued support in college 
  • 100% of students admitted to multiple colleges and universities

Colleges Want Wolcott Graduates 

Adelphi University

Agnes Scott College

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University

American University

Arizona State University-Tempe

Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago

Augsburg University

Austin College

Bard College

Barry University

Beloit College

Bennington College

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Boston University

Bowling Green State University

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Brandeis University

Butler University

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Carnegie Mellon University

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Chicago State University

City Colleges of Chicago

Clark Atlanta University

Clark University

Coe College

College for Creative Studies

College of Charleston

College of Lake County

Colorado College

Colorado State University

Columbia College Chicago

Cornell College

Cornish College of the Arts

Culinary Institute of America

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Davidson College

Dean College

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Drexel University

Eckerd College

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Elmhurst College

Elon University

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Emerson College

Fashion Institute of Technology

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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Grinnell College

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Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Howard University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana State University

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Indiana University-South Bend

Iowa State University

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

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Knox College

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LIU Post

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Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University New Orleans

Lynn University

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Marist College

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Miami University-Oxford

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Mills College

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Mitchell College

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Morehouse College

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Reed College

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Saint Ambrose University

Saint Edward’s University

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Saint Mary’s College

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Xavier University

San Diego State University

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Scripps College

Simmons University

Southern Illinois University

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St Catherine University

St. John’s College

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St. Norbert College

Stillman College

Suffolk University

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The Ohio State University

The University of Arizona

The University of Tampa

The University of Tennessee

Towson University

Tulane University of Louisiana

University College Dublin

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of Oregon

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University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

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University of St Francis

University of the Ozarks

University of Utah

University of Vermont

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Utah State University

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Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

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Western Illinois University

Western Michigan University

Westminster College-MO

Westminster College-UT

Wheelock College

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Xavier University

Yeshiva University

Speakers and Workshops

Wolcott sponsors a variety of speakers and practical workshops to explore, demystify, and prepare students and families for the college selection and application process, navigating financial aid, and life beyond Wolcott.

Workshops such as:

  • College Knowledge: Everything You Need to Know About the College Application Process

  • Understanding Financial Aid & the FAFSA

  • Gearing Up for Senior Year

  • The Essay Guy

  • Behind the Curtain of College Admissions: Details, Data, and Decisions

  • College Support Services for Students with Learning Differences

  • An Insider’s Guide to College Success

  • Leaving the Familiar: Transitioning to College

These programs are open to both students and families.

“I was so comfortable working with the Wolcott college counselors. They guided me as I found my own college journey. They were so helpful through the entire process—college applications can be so complicated.  With them it was easy. I am forever grateful.”
— Alumni

Marybeth Kravets is the author of the K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, now in its 15th Edition. Our collaborative college counseling department is indispensable to Wolcott students as they emerge as young adults.