Dexter Southfield’s program of college counseling is designed to help each student find a suitable match in higher education. To this end, the college office provides both advice and information throughout a process involving a student’s self-study, research, application, and final decision. The office also works in close contact with students’ advisors, teachers, and coaches in order to ensure that colleges and universities receive the fullest image of each student’s achievements and promise.
Starting in the spring, Class 11 students begin the process of researching and applying to colleges and universities, which constitutes a major milestone in a young person’s development toward adulthood. Therefore, while the counseling office offers extensive communication, aid in organizing information, and direction in the changing environment of today’s higher education admissions, the primary responsibility for choosing a path after Dexter Southfield lies with the student. The student is the one who after graduation will join a new community of learners and, later, to apply what he or she has learned in making positive contributions to society.
By attending to students’ needs during their time at Dexter Southfield, and by anticipating many of the challenges that lie before them, the Office of College Counseling extends the broad and deep foundation laid by the School. From here, where boys become men, and girls become women, Dexter Southfield students continue to do their best today and better tomorrow.