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.
"We believe that the college search and selection process is an integral part of our students' experience at WMA."- WMA College Counseling Mission statement
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 saying....you make it look so good!"
Sid DalbyAssociate Director of Admission
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: