College Counseling

Emma Willard School's college counseling team is guided by Frank Sachs’ philosophy that “college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won,” emphasizing fit over perceived prestige. Their mission is to help each girl gain admission to a college or university that fits her intellectual and personal abilities, interests, and aspirations, and help educate, counsel, guide, support, and advocate for her throughout the college process.

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  • Sophomore Year

    Emma Girls officially begin the college process their junior year, but meet with the college counseling team their sophomore year as they prepare to take the PSAT in October and then again in January when the counselors explain the results and help girls develop strategies for improvement.
  • Junior Year

    Students meet with the college counseling team to strategize for retaking the PSAT in the fall of their junior year, and then again when the results come in.
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  • Senior Year

    Seniors participate in an admissions “boot camp” early in the fall semester to begin the process of completing their college applications. They continue to meet regularly with their college counselor to refine their college lists, finalize plans for standardized testing and submitting applications, and request teacher references.
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Contact Us

Ashley Bennett
Director of College Counseling
Alysia Majeran
Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
Abbey Massoud-Tastor
Associate Director of College Counseling
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
PLEASE NOTE: All visitors to campus must check in with Campus Safety, which can be found at the red flag entrance to Sage Hall (Pawling Ave. entrance).

Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years.