College Counseling

Soundview is fortunate to have Carol Gill as our College Counselor. Ms Gill is a certified educational planner and one of the nation's foremost college admissions experts. Our college placement program begins early in the Upper School, when students meet with the Head to discuss what courses they need to take over their four years of Upper School, what activities they might wish to include, when to begin visiting colleges.

The process intensifies in the fall of junior year, when Ms. Gill meets with all juniors and their parents to discuss the tasks that lie ahead in choosing a college and preparing applications. Ms. Gill then meets with families individually to customize the process, and, throughout the first semester of the senior year, she meets with each senior several times to provide advice and check that deadlines are being met. The faculty and Head of School are available for assistance in writing required essays.

The school sends transcripts, an official school letter, and teacher recommendations to each college. Ms. Gill makes personal contact with colleges on behalf of the student as appropriate.

Soundview reaches out to colleges that the School feels would be a good fit for our students and invites representatives to come and speak with juniors and seniors. Admissions officers from over a dozen colleges visited Soundview each fall, including Vassar, Skidmore, Sarah Lawrence, Clark, Roger Williams, Franklin & Marshall Ursinus, Endicott, Wheaton and Manhattanville.

Throughout the college planning process at Soundview, the key factor is personalized attention with a strong emphasis on making the right match between student and college. The school is proud of its record of college placement.

Soundview graduates attend such colleges as Bard, Boston University, Brandeis, Brown, Carnegie Tech, Columbia, Dickinson, Duke, Emerson, Franklin & Marshall, Franklin Pierce, Gettysburg, Hobart, Ithaca, Maryland Institute College of Art, Muhlenberg, Manhattanville, Oberlin, Reed, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams, RPI, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, SUNY, Susquehanna, Vassar, the University of Vermont, Ursinus and Wheaton.