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.
CLASS of 2021 College Acceptances (as of January 7, 2021)
$2.8 Million in college scholarships and grants (as of March 16, 2021)

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American University of Paris

Caldwell University

Catholic University

Connecticut College

Drexel University

Elon University

Emory University

Florida Atlantic University

Fordham University

Hofstra University

Mount Saint Mary’s University-Maryland

Neumann University

Penn State

Richmond, The American International University in London

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Louis University-Madrid

Seton Hall University

St. Joseph’s University

Stonehill College

Susquehanna University

Temple University

University of Chicago

University of Delaware

University of Leeds

University of Memphis

University of Scranton

Widener University

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.

Thomas Corcoran
Director of College Counseling & Registrar
[email protected]
610-644-1754 ext. 1013

On-Campus Visits from College Admissions Representatives

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. Check for updates on our 2020-2021 visits soon.

Visits to College Campuses

Check here for updates on our 2020-2021 visits soon.

College Acceptances 2018-2020

Albright College Pace University (2)
American University (Washington, DC) Penn State University (6)
Arcadia University Pitzer College
Arizona State University Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Austin College Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) Radford University
Barry University (Miami, FL) Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA)
Bates College (Lewiston, ME) Rhode Island College
Bethany College Rider University
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Roger Williams University
Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) Saint Edward’s University
Bryn Athyn College Saint Francis College
Cabrini University Saint Joseph’s University (2)
Caldwell University (Caldwell, NJ) Salisbury University
California University of Pennsylvania Seton Hall University (2)
Catholic University Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (3)
Chesapeake College Siena University
College of St. Elizabeth St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA)
Columbia College Chicago State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase
Creighton University Stetson University (DeLand, FL)
Curry College Stevenson University
Denison University Stonehill College
Dickinson College SUNY Farmingdale
Drew University (2) SUNY Fredonia
Drexel University (4) SUNY Oswego
Duquesne University (2) SUNY Stony Brook
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Temple University (4)
Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL) The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
Fordham University The Ohio State University Main Campus (Columbus, OH)
Frank Phillips College The University of California, Davis (2)
Franklin & Marshall College The University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
Frostburg State University The University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL) The University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
George Mason University (2) The University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
Gettysburg College The University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
Goucher College Thomas Jefferson University
Hanover College Tidewater Community College
Harcum College Towson University
Hofstra University (3) University of Chicago
Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) University of Essex (England)
Immaculata University (3) University of Florida (Gainsville, FL)
Indiana University (Bloomington, IL) University of Hartford
Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of Kansas
Ithaca College University of Manchester (UK)
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) University of Maryland
Jefferson University University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA)
Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Kean University University of Nebraska (Omaha)
Keystone College University of Pittsburgh (2)
King’s College University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Kutztown University (3) University of Sussex (England)
LaSalle University (3) University of Tampa
Lincoln University (2) University of the Pacific
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania University of Vermont
Longwood University University of Washington, Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) Ursinus College
Lycoming College Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Lynn University (2) Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA)
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Wagner College
Marshall University (2) West Chester University (3)
McDaniel College West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) West Virginia Wesleyan College
Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Millersville, PA) Westmont College
Monmouth University Whittier College
Morehouse College (2) Widener University (Chester, PA)
Neumann University (2) Wright State University
Northern Virginia Community College Xavier University (2)
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