With 100% of Pingry graduates attending four year universities, the philosophical basis of the college counseling office is that "the match" is our most important concern; that is, matching the students with colleges which will allow each student to attain the best education, achieve the greatest success, and emerge from the experience as well prepared as possible to lead a productive, constructive and satisfying life.
With more than 2,500 colleges and universities available to our students, it is obvious that many would qualify as good "matches"; therefore, our function is to assist the student and the family in making the best decisions relative to applications and choice. It is fundamental to our thinking that the final decision-making role remains with students and their families.
Pingry's profile is used in the college admission process. The profile details statistics of the current senior class, standardized testing and Advanced Placement (AP) testing results, National Merit Scholarship Program recognition, and curricular offerings. The profile also lists the colleges and universities that Pingry graduates are currently attending.
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CalendaR of key dates
Click here to view the calendar of college application essay workshops, deadlines, testing, college representative visits, and other related events.
College Counseling news
Click here to read about college-related student awards, accomplishments, and announcements.
College Counseling Handbook
Parental Recommendation Letter -- due by August 1, 2012
Senior Autobiography -- due by June 30, 2012
Sample Athletic Resume
Academic Reporting Dates, Testing Dates & Deadlines
College Research Tools
Assessment testing and information.
The College Board
Search for colleges by location, selectivity and major, and compare colleges with similar profiles. Register for SATs
The Common Application is the recommended form of 255 selective colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.
IPEDS College Opportunities Online
Search colleges by their location, size, programs they offer and their distance from your home.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Search here for national studies on gender and race of coaches, and on revenues and expenses of teams by sport.
Prospective student-athletes can access information needed to understand the Division I and Division II eligibility requirements, register with the Clearinghouse, submit your Student Release Form (SRF) and access individual Clearinghouse records.
Financial Aid Tools
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
A tool from the College Board to help families estimate how much of the college tuition they are expected to pay.
Scholarship search service that allows students to create a personalized profile that can be matched against an expansive database of colleges and scholarships, notifies students when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching, and job opportunities near their home or school.
Comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process.
United States Department of Education
Provides more than $67 billion this year, about 70 percent of all student aid, to help millions of students and families pay for postsecondary education.