Academics

College Counseling

At Chatham Hall, you'll actively participate in the college preparation process. 

We begin with conversations during the first and second years as you begin to think about the "why" of college, and then progress to asking what you expect from the college experience. This process of guided introspection helps you make appropriate curricular choices while building a variety of life skills. With the support of the dean of college counseling, advisors, faculty, and parents, as a junior you'll begin to ask where this growth will take place as you begin to build your college lists and embark on the college selection process as a senior.

Some components of the college counseling process include:
  • PSAT preparation and results analysis
  • SAT and ACT registration, preparation, and practice
  • Tours of area colleges and universities
  • Self-discovery exercises and analysis related to college and career choices
  • Essay-writing practice (in conjunction with English classes)
  • Planning and maximizing college visits
  • Completing the Common Application
  • Interview skills
  • Using online and print resources to research colleges
  • Meeting representatives of colleges who visit Chatham Hall
  • Evaluating pros and cons of early decision/early action
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Making the most of the college organization website



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