College Counseling

The college counseling program helps students learn about college options and guides them through the application process. Our goal is to help each graduate matriculate at a college or university best suited for his talents and interests.

Freshmen and sophomores are introduced to various topics that help them consider their academic, athletic, and co-curricular strengths and interests, as well as long-term career possibilities.

Juniors prepare for and take the SAT and ACT, complete career interest inventories, attend college fairs, visit campuses, write essays, investigate academic options, and formalize their lists of college choices.

Seniors complete and submit their applications, ask teachers to write letters of recommendation, and continue working with the college counselor to ensure that every application detail has been completed.  Ideally, they will be accepted to a number of colleges, leaving them to make their final enrollment decision.

Parents participate throughout the process. The Director of College Counseling, the Head of School, and other faculty leaders are readily available for advice, recommendations, and support.

We also help guide graduates who choose to enter the workforce or enlist in the armed services rather than pursue higher education.

Lauren Walton
Director of College Counseling
[email protected]
610-644-1754 ext. 1108

College Counseling College Visits for Fall 2018

College representatives from across the country visit The Phelps School to give students a chance to learn about schools of all types as they consider where they would like to apply and, ultimately, attend. The following schools are scheduled to visit campus:

  • Monday, September 10 at 1:30 PM – University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
  •  Monday, September 17 at 11:30 AM – Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
  • Thursday, September 20 at 10:30 AM – West Chester University (West Chester, PA)
  • Wednesday, September 26 – Christopher Newport University (Newport News, PA)
  • Tuesday, October 9 at 12:00 PM (Lunch – Meet in the Dining Hall ) – Manor College (Jenkintown, PA)
  • Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 AM – Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 9:45 AM – Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA)
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 2 PM – Catholic University (Washington, DC)
  • Thursday, October 18 at 11:25 AM – Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI)
  • Friday, October 19 at 10 AM – Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden Sydney, VA)
  • Friday, November 2 at 9:45 AM – Immaculata University (Immaculata, PA)
  • Monday, November 5 at 9:30 AM – Cabrini University (Radnor, PA)
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 9 AM – Pace University (New York, NY)
  • Wednesday, November 14 at 10 AM – Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL)

Resources for Parents

Resources for College

Resources for Teachers

College Acceptances 2014-2017

 

Albright College Pace University – Pleasantville Campus
American University Pacific Lutheran University
Arcadia University Pennsylvania College of Technology
Arizona State University Pennsylvania State University, Abington
Auburn University Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2)
Boise State University Purdue University (2)
Boston University (3) Quinnipiac University
Brookdale Community College Randolph-Macon College
Bryant University Roanoke College
Cabrini College (2) Rosemont College (2)
Case Western Reserve University Rutgers University – Camden
Catawba College Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Catholic University of America Rutgers University – Newark
Centenary College Sacred Heart University
Chapman University Saint John’s University
Chestnut Hill College Saint Joseph’s University (3)
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Saint Michael’s College
Coastal Carolina University Seton Hill University
College of Charleston Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
College of Wooster Skidmore College
Community College of Philadelphia State University of New York, Oneonta
Curry College State University of New York, Polytechnic Institute
DePauw University Stevens Institute of Technology
Drew University Stony Brook University
Drexel University (3) Suffolk University
East Carolina University Susquehanna University
Eastern University Syracuse University
Elizabethtown College (2) Temple University (2)
Fairleigh Dickinson University The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Fairleigh Dickinson University – College at Florham The College of Saint Rose
Franklin and Marshall College The Ohio State University
Goucher College The United States Air Force Academy
Harcum College University of Arizona (2)
High Point University University of Baltimore
Hofstra University University of British Columbia
Indiana University Bloomington University of California, Davis
Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of California, Riverside
Iowa State University University of California, San Diego
Ithaca College (4) University of California, Santa Barbara
Johnson & Wales University University of California, Santa Cruz
Juniata College University of Colorado, Boulder
La Salle University University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Lake Forest College University of Connecticut
Landmark College University of Denver
Linfield College University of Houston
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (2) University of Idaho
Manor College University of Iowa
Marist College University of Missouri (2)
Merrimack College University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Miami University (Ohio) University of Oregon
Michigan State University (2) University of the Pacific
Michigan Technical University Virginia Commonwealth University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania (2) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Monmouth University Washington and Jefferson College
Neumann University Washington College
New Jersey Institute of Technology Wesley College
Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2)
Norwich University West Virginia University
Pace University Widener University
York College of Pennsylvania

 

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