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!


  • October 15, 2019 from 11:30am-1pmAdmissions Testing Symposium:  Matt Steiner, Senior Director at Compass Education Group will be hosting a professional development luncheon that will explore the most recent developments in college admission testing, including:
    • The role and weight of tests in college admission
    • Making sense of the surplus of top scores on the SAT and ACT and what this means for selective colleges
    • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
    • Importance of choosing correctly between SAT and ACT
    • Relevance of Subject Tests at highly-competitive colleges
    • Developmentally appropriate timelines for testing
    • Specialty topics: requesting testing accommodations, decoding College Board's "adversity score"

Hosted by Friends School of Baltimore with lunch provided by Zaatar Mediterranean. Register at

  • October 16, 2019 at 3pm - Happy Hour with Rice University:  Join University staff to discuss their evaluation and selection process, and for an evening of light conversation.  Due to space limitations please REGISTER no more than two reps from your school.

    RA Restaurant
    1390 Lancaster Street
    Baltimore, MD 21231

  • October 16 from 5:30-7:30pm - Happy Hour with two Ohio CTCL Colleges:  Join Nancy Gibson of Denison University and April Gamble of the College of Wooster for drinks, food, and good company at Johnny's in Baltimore, MD.  Learn more about two great liberal arts colleges and enjoy the company of friends and colleagues!  Register Today!

         Roanoke College
         Hollins University
         Southern Virginia University
         Washington and Lee University
         Ferrum College
         Bluefield College
         Emory & Henry College


  • 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 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].