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College Advising

College Advising at AC

College Advising at Allendale Columbia School is an excellent resource for every student. In addition to our vibrant liberal arts programming, college-like school atmosphere, and highly engaged faculty, College Advising is a critical aspect of our graduates’ preparation for higher education. 
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Each year, we offer:

  • A personalized college search and application process guided by our Director of College Counseling
  • College Planning programs for students and parents, including college admissions professionals as guest speakers
  • 70+ visits to our campus by college and university representatives
  • A comprehensive College Workshop – including college essay writing, application preparation, and mock interviews  (during the junior year at no additional cost)
  • A technologically-enhanced experience through Naviance’s Family Connection – a web-based college search and application management system
  • Information on scholarships and financial aid, including a College Financial Aid Workshop

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Program Overview

Kristin Cocquyt, our full-time Director of College Counseling, works with all Upper School students. Ninth and tenth graders and their parents attend a Knowledge for College event and can access Mrs. Cocquyt for guidance, information, and answers to questions they may have. Eleventh and twelfth graders and their parents work directly with her through a formal process that involves individual and family college advising appointments as well as evening group meetings with college admission counselors as guest speakers. 
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Downloadable Resources

With links to Admissions Forms, Curriculum Guides, Health Forms, the Dress Code, Supply Lists and everything in-between, this page has all the info you and your family need to prepare for a year at AC. 
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