College Counseling


WMA today, where tomorrow?

"We believe that the college search and selection process is an integral part of our students' experience at WMA."

- WMA College Counseling Mission statement


College Counseling is an integral part of the educational program at WMA. We view ourselves as teachers and advisors rather than placement officers, and strive to support our students and families by providing accurate and up-to-date information and personalized guidance throughout every phase of the college search and application process. Our program is designed to equip our students to take the leading role in their own education and to nurture self-reflection, independent thinking, resourcefulness and resilience - qualities that will serve them well in college and beyond.

Every aspect of a student’s education at WMA helps to prepare them for a successful college search. Our curricular emphasis on developing our students’ research skills, mastery of written and verbal expression, critical thinking and global awareness provides a strong foundation for college exploration.



College Counseling Seminars

This series of courses has been developed by the College Counselor to aid our students in researching and selecting the colleges or universities that will best meet their needs and to assist them in the process of application. These seminars will be scheduled outside the academic day.
*-required, no credit

Class of 2022 College Process

Webinar, Feb. 9, 2021

Sophomore Seminar, April 21


Click here to see a full month's view of College Counseling's Calendar.



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Your program reminded me why I do what I do...thank you for the opportunity to meet such wonderful enthusiastic students and supportive parents. At one point in my career, I considered 'going over to the other side' and becoming a college counselor. Watching . . . you last night being so in love with what you do, made me wonder about a lost opportunity. Of course, I love, love, love what I do at Smith ... but just make it look so good!"

Sid Dalby
Associate Director of Admission
Smith College

College Counseling Events

Each fall, admission officers from more than 75 colleges and universities visit WMA to meet with our students and college counselors. In addition, college admissions presentations featuring a variety of schools and admission professionals are scheduled throughout the year. In the past two years, we have welcomed the following guests to our campus:

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Info for Colleges

Are you interested in visiting WMA? Please contact College Counseling office manager Sandi Scott at 413.596.9102 or by email to set up a time.

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