College Counseling

Personal attention, great resources,
and experience in the college process

A college prep school should understand the college process, and Saint George’s does. Each student and their family receives individualized guidance throughout the process from our college counseling team, beginning with informative meetings on college and financial aid options in Middle School and continuing through the student’s Upper School years.

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A steady stream of college representatives visit our campus. Students learn about schools they might not have considered and can compare how their academics and outside activities match up with what colleges are looking for in their applicants. In fact we’ve built relationships with colleges across the country. Our counseling team knows what different schools offer and can share that with students or can contact admissions counselors with advice about a particular student’s situation.

The following pages offer links and information on tests and applications, an online service where students can track the college process, news and photos of student trips to visit West Coast colleges, documents to download, and a list of schools our graduates attend. It is these kinds of resources, along with one-on-one attention and our extensive connections, that ensure each Saint George’s student finds – and gains admission to – the college that is the best fit for them.

College Counseling Updates

  • Watch Solveig's Video & Help Her Earn a $10K Scholarship

    Junior Solveig Baylor is one of 21 finalists from across the Northwest for the Better Business Bureau's 2017 BBB Students of Integrity Scholarship. She created a 90-scond video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. The scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application on Monday, March 13. Part of the decision will be based on how many views her video gets before then. So please view Solveig's Video on the BBB NW YouTube Channel, using the hash tag #BBB10K. (Note: Please view the video from your home IP address or another location. YouTube measures views by IP address, so viewing it over the SGS wi-fi won't help Solveig's view count.) You will learn about how to avoid scams, while helping Solveig win a big scholarship!

  • Feb. 1 Deposit Deadline for Spring Break College Trips

    Spring Break 2017 will feature SGS trips for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to visit colleges in either the Boston area or the San Francisco Bay area. The Boston trip, hosted by Russell Werkman, will tour and talk to admissions officers at seven universities. Depending on student interest, those might include Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston College, Northeastern, Brandeis, Holy Cross or other schools. The California trip, hosted by the Tenders or Kerry Clark, will see schools such as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, University of Pacific, Stanford or other colleges.

    A $500 deposit is due by Wednesday, February 1 to reserve a spot. Trips cannot be charged to student accounts. We must receive a check or you can pay by credit card online and indicate that the payment is for a spring break college trip. Elizabeth Tender has hosted the California trip several times. She says that "seeing these colleges of interest, being on the campuses, and having tours and information sessions is very valuable in helping with the college decision-making process!" Each trip includes sightseeing time as well. Contact Elizabeth or Kerry Clark for more details on the trips.