The mission of the Greensboro Day School College Counseling program is to prompt self-reflection and personal growth among our students and help them to find a school that is a good fit and will support their continued growth toward adulthood.
GDS College Counselors start to get to know students in their ninth grade year so that when they formally begin the college process students and college counselors already have an established relationship. College counselors support students by educating them about the skills they will need for a successful college search process: organization and planning, interviewing, essay writing, and decision making. We offer programming and resources to students and families that will guide them through the entire process.
Applying to college is not only about finding a school that is the “right fit” but also about self-discovery. The process of inquiry and transition challenges students to think outside of the box and explore options they may not have previously considered. Throughout the junior and senior years, students will become increasingly responsible for managing their college search. As students take ownership for this process, they continue to learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, self-advocate, and build relationships. These are the very skills that will help them to make a successful transition from high school to college life and beyond.
I was incredibly well prepared for my academic studies at college. The teachers at Greensboro Day School challenged and supported me. They take the time to give you thorough feedback on papers and tests. My teacher's support and feedback helped prepare me for college, especially compared to my college classmates. I am so much better prepared!
Zach Shue '17, K-12 Greensboro Day School Appalachian State University