Academics

College Counseling

The goal of the College Counseling program at Tilton School is to help students explore their interests and talents in order to find a range of colleges and universities that will match their ambitions and goals. In addition, the College Office serves as a support for parents, educating them on different colleges, including admissions procedures and trends. The college counselors have developed a program that will enable students to take the lead in their college search and to discover college environments in which they can thrive. We look forward to partnering with you on this journey!

The Plan

The counseling program, staffed by three full-time counselors, uses a structured grade level approach to work with all students, grades 9-12 and postgraduates. Beginning with group interest inventories, and Big Thinking during spring of freshman year, the counselors, utilizing student feedback, develop a three-year individualized SCOPE plan. Students move to one-to-one work by winter of their junior year. Counselors work closely with junior and senior faculty advisors to help students plan, monitor and manage their learning, as well as formulate and evaluate their educational and personal goals.

Timeline by Grade

9TH GRADE
  • Focus on a challenging learning environment to develop individual potential.
  • Make a plan for academic program of study.
  • Explore self-awareness and the relationship to college fit.
  • Participate in seminars with college counselors. 
10TH GRADE
  • Curriculum plan with college counselors and advisors.
  • Do What You Are: personality inventory and career exploration.
  • Building connections: identify post-secondary goals.
  • Explore summer enhancement and enrichment programming: arts, sports, project work. 
11TH GRADE
  • Weekly college advising sessions to develop the college list.
  • Two-day parent and student College Process Weekend.
  • Flexible campus-based SAT prep services.
  • Mock interview program.
  • Essay workshop with university admissions professionals. 
12TH GRADE / POSTGRADUATE YEAR
  • Weekly individual advising sessions for application prep, review and editing.
  • Senior Defense Program: Students defend their college choices to a panel of faculty, alumni and trustees.
  • Parent advising for support in understanding financial aid requirements and deadlines.
  • Two-day summer orientation program for incoming postgraduate students.

College & University Resources

  • Tilton School Profile

  • Scheduling a visit: Tilton School welcomes visits by college admissions representatives. All visits are scheduled by our Registrar, Joy Jones.

  • Tilton's CEEB Code: 300580

  • Lakes Region Independent School Fair:  For more information about the Lakes Region Independent Schools sponsored fair, please click here.

Junior Focus on College Weekend 2017

Meet the Staff

List of 4 members.

Memberships

Tilton School is a proud member of College Board, NACAC, and NEACAC.