Director of College Counseling
(706) 731-5260 ext. 2309
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College counseling at Westminster is a partnership that brings students, parents and our college counseling office together for the support and encouragement of our students as they invest their efforts in college planning.
Through the college search and admissions process, we strive to:
- Assist students in making appropriate college choices
- Foster student initiative, independence, and self-understanding
- Strengthen decision-making and goal setting skills
Our primary objective is to address each student's individual college needs and ensure that Westminster students are active, energetic, and investigative participants in the process.
Our Students Are Going Places
All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT at school in October. Juniors and Seniors should plan to take the ACT and SAT by registering online - SAT www.CollegeBoard.com and ACT www.ACT.org. Visit the website for practice materials and test day tips.
Roadmap for College Counseling
|Grade 9||Throughout their freshman year, Westminster students will have multiiple interactions with the College Counseling office. These meetings will include participation in case studies that provide insights into the college admission process. Additionally, students will partake in discussions emphasizing the significance of their academic record for college admissions. They will also be introduced to Scior, our comprehensive college research and application platform.|
|Grade 10||As students progress into their sophomore year, they will maintain regular contact with the counseling office. This continued engagement will include further exposure to case studies, college research sessions, and a one-on-one check-in with their counselor in the spring. During this check-in the counselor will review the student's academic record for the first half of high school and ensure that students are on track to achieve their collegiate goals.|
|Grade 11||Junior year is fully engaged with the College Counseling office. In the fall semester, students will have the opportunity to participate in a college tour visiting 4-5 colleges and universities. This tour aims to expose students to institutions of varying sizes, cultures, locations, and public and private settings. During the spring, juniors will attend small group sessions led by the College Counselor. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including admissions, standardized testing, applications, essays, financial aid, scholarships, career explorations, letters of recommendation, and effective college research strategies.|
|Grade 12||During senior year, Westminster students will meet regularly one-on-one with the College Counselor. In these meetings, students will work on their college applications, review essays and supplemental documentation, and receive tailored coaching through the admissions process. In the spring, students will also receive guidance in considering college admissions options.|
College Planning Guide
At Westminster Schools of Augusta, our goal is to provide students with the best guidance available as they navigate the process of researching, applying, and enrolling in a college or university. We accomplish this through a comprehensive process beginning in 9th grade of meeting with students, learning who they are, helping them discover who they want to be, and finding ways to help students discern the path the Lord has laid before them. The College Planning Guide is an essential and comprehensive Guide that covers everything you need to know from both the student's and the parent's perspective.