The benefits of a postgraduate year
Personalized Advising and Guidance
Both the College Counseling program and the advisory program start from the moment of acceptance with designing a program targeting the goals for each postgraduate students experience.
Each student works with a College Counseling advisor on questions about course selection, NCAA clearinghouse standards, college placement and applications. College Counseling professionals are committed to a personalized program which begins with orientation after high school graduation to ensure that each student is well known and has a plan for the process.
Students at Tilton are also placed with an advisor who they will meet with weekly in their advisory groups of 6-8 students and on an individual one-on-one basis. A students advisor is a resource for academic program questions, tips on navigating life on campus, and as a home away from home.
Academic Focus and Improvement
A postgraduate year can develop a student's academic profile significantly by selecting courses that best reveal their strengths and skill set. Coupled with the maturity that comes from an extra academic year, postgraduate students build their academic skills and are able to showcase their strengths. Tilton School provides opportunities for students to compete athletically, travel for community service and even participate in independent learning experiences (ILEs) with the guidance of faculty mentors. Our Mastery Approach allows students to focus in and elaborate on their strengths while also working on areas for improvement.
Tilton School athletics provide an opportunity to build a students athletic profile and refine skills they feel need improvement in order to play a sport in college. The extra year of training can also help players improve their strength, agility, and overall mastery of a sport. A postgraduate year can provide additional opportunities needed to maximize a students athletic potential and character development.