Students and Parents
One of the goals of the College Counseling Program at Wardlaw + Hartridge is to work as guides to students in their college search and help them navigate the ever-shifting college admission landscape. We mentor students as they assess their strengths and aspirations, explore appropriate college choices, and work through the process of college research, including visits, and all aspects of their applications. We partner with parents to demystify the college search and help identify important resources.
- What is our school’s CEEB code?
- Should I take the ACT or the SAT?
- When should I take the ACT or SAT? Should I take both?
- What do colleges look for in applicants?
- What should high school freshmen do in order to be a strong candidate for highly competitive colleges?
- What summer activities do colleges like to see on applications?
- Why visit college campuses? When is the best time to visit?
- Is it better to take a regular college prep class and earn an A of honors, or take AP classes and earn a B?
- Do all colleges require interviews?
- What are the various admission plans offered by colleges and universities?
- Should I apply early?
- How many schools should a student apply to?
- Where can I find information about financial aid and scholarships?
- How can I find out more about paying for college?
- What is the best formula for gaining acceptance into a most or highly competitive college?
- What is the NCAA Clearinghouse and how and when should I go about registering?