Counselor Resource Committee

Chair:  Kathleen Martin, Wilmington Friends School (DE)

Are you:

  • Wanting to share links to helpful resources for high school counselors?
  • Hosting a counselor breakfast?
  • Offering a counselor visit program?
  • Coordinating a PD opportunity at your institution?

Your Counselor Resource Center

With access to so many articles, blogs and social media posts, the goal of the Counselor Resource Committee aims to streamline the search process for the admissions community.  Take a look at these helpful resources:

Admissions Resources for Both Sides of the Desk

Class of 2023 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Georgia Tech Admissions Blog

NACAC's Journal of College Admission

Tulane University Admission Blog

Helping students with health conditions and physical disabilities:

Planning for College Tours-Tips for Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Conditions

Campus Housing for Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Conditions

My colleagues at set out to simplify the vast amount of information on this topic and created a series that equips upcoming college students with the tools they need to join the ranks of higher education. Utilizing these guides will aid students in understanding the requirements which will, in turn, help their applications stand out.

How to Complete the Common App

Filling Out the Common App

Expert Tips on Standing Out on the Common App

Conquering the College Admissions Essay


Similar to the college fair resource page, the Counselor Resource Center will compile PD opportunities for you.  Check to see what's coming up under the "Counselor Events" category on our easy-to-access online calendar!

Student Opportunities

  • June 6 from 7:00 - 7:30 pm EST (4:00 - 4:30 pm PDT):  Pomona is hosting a live, online webinar to share more about POP and answer any questions you might have. Register here:…/3803126456869866251. Or, reach out to a member of the Access Team ([email protected] or 909-607-3028) with any questions.

  • September 21-24 or October 2-5, 2019:  Pomona's annual diversity fly-in program Perspectives on Pomona (POP) is now live! POP provides rising high school seniors from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including rural and first-generation students) the opportunity to experience being on campus, meeting students and faculty, and exploring academic and social opportunities at Pomona. Participants receive on-campus housing (paired with a current student), meals in the dining halls and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses. POP applicants are also awarded fee waivers should they choose to apply to Pomona College. Applications and all application materials are due by August 4, 2019. Interested students can apply for one of two POP weekends this fall:

  • October 6-8 - Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House:  Colgate University students are challenged to see themselves honestly and critically within a global and historical perspective. A Colgate education is also designed to inspire students to be engaged citizens and to strive for a just society. These two specific aims within the "13 Goals of a Colgate Education" are exemplified at our annual Colgate in Focus open house. 

    This program invites a talented group of high school seniors who have overcome significant challenges in their journey to pursue post-secondary education to our campus to gain insight into the Colgate experience first-hand. Students living in the United States who identify as low-income, first-generation, or other traditionally underrepresented backgrounds may apply. The priority application deadline is June 3, 2019. Applications are accepted through September 5 and decisions are provided on a rolling basis beginning in late July. 

  • October 6-8, 2019 - Have-A-Look (HAL): Haverford's fall open house program for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education gives students the opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion on campus, meet professors and visit classes, engage with current Haverford students, and immerse themselves in the Haverford experience. 

    We encourage you to share this with students who you feel are an appropriate academic and social fit for Haverford. If you have such a student in mind, you can nominate them for HAL using our nomination form. We will reach out to them with the official application and keep them in the loop with HAL communications. We do offer need-based travel scholarships for students who require financial assistance. Please visit the HAL webpage for program information.

  • October 13 to October 15, 2019 - Pitzer College's Fall Diversity Program:  The program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds attending school in the United States. Students will have an opportunity to experience the distinct atmosphere that defines Pitzer College while interacting with current students, faculty, staff and other prospective students. 

    The Fall Diversity Program is all-expense-paid and covers round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement). Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day program. The application is due on Monday, August 26, 2019 and requires an essay as well as a copy of the student's high school transcript through their junior year. You can find out more information regarding the Diversity Program, as well as a link to the application, by visiting their website.

  • October 20-21, 2019 - Olin College of Engineering's third annual fly-in program:  Held at their campus in Needham, MA, Olin College invites all students to visit Olin. The fly-in program is specifically designed to fund an overnight visit (at no cost to students or their families) for high school seniors with strong potential for Olin's collaborative, project-based engineering curriculum who would not otherwise have the financial resources to visit our campus.  Nominate students at through September 18. Email [email protected] with any questions.

  • October 27-29, 2019 - F&M's Fall Collegiate Leadership Summit (CLS): Nominate students who meet the criteria stated in the online form by September 9.

  • November 7-9, 2019 - Macalester Fall Multicultural Fly-in Program:  Get to know Mac! Tour their campus, attend classes, have an admissions interview, stay in a residence hall, learn about multicultural life at Mac, and explore Minneapolis and St. Paul. All meals and housing will be provided. Travel stipends are available. An email invite to nominate a student will arrive in your inbox on August 1, 2019.  Contact [email protected] with questions.
Do you have resources to share or want to join this committee?  Email [email protected].