College Counseling

College Exploration

Meeting with College Counselors

The RPCS College Counseling program is a highly personalized process for each student. Juniors are assigned a primary counselor by the Upper School Office in November and will begin work with that counselor in December.
After completing two exploration surveys students meet with their counselor to get acquainted and start the conversation about college plans. Following the first meeting, students will start a list of colleges that they would like to consider, and college counselors will help expand that list as needed, based on the criteria that are important to the student, and factors such as selectivity and affordability. The student/counselor relationship is based on open communication, so students are encouraged to meet with their counselor many times for in depth conversations as well as quick updates.
Parents and guardians also have an important voice in the conversation and following the first student meeting, they are invited to meet with their daughter’s college counselor to continue the conversation.
Students will complete surveys to begin the conversation about their college exploration.