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College Counseling

The Class of 2015 is an accomplished group of 142 students, athletes, artists, writers, musicians, scientists, volunteers, and more. They are continuing their academic careers at 66 different colleges and universities around the country. The class included:

  • 35 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
  • 10 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
  • 4 National Merit Scholars
  • 28 Cum Laude Society Members
  • 57 Advanced Placement Scholars
  • 31 Recruits for Division I and Division III College Athletics Programs
  • 5 NCAA National Letter of Intent Signees
  • 20 Pingry “Lifers” (seniors who have been Pingry students from K-12)
  • 12 Pingry “Legacies” (seniors with at least one parent and/or grandparent who is also a Pingry graduate)
  • 5 Presidential Scholar Candidates
  • 1 Presidential Scholar Semifinalist
  • 4 National Achievement Scholarship Program Outstanding Participants
  • 1 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

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.

College Profile

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.
Download our Pingry profile for the Class of 2016

Calendar of Key Dates

Click here to view the calendar of college application essay workshops, deadlines, testing, college representative visits, and other related events.
2015 SAT/ACT Testing Dates and Athletic Conflicts

College Counseling News

Click here to read about college-related student awards, accomplishments, and announcements.

Important Downloads

Parental Letter of Recommendation
Senior Autobiography
Activity Sheet
Sample Athletic Resume
Academic Reporting Dates, Testing Dates & Deadlines
SAT Subject Test Recommendations for Pingry Students

Important Information on Standardized Testing

College Research Tools

ACT - Information and Registration
Assessment testing and information.

The College Board - SAT Information and Registration
Search for colleges by location, selectivity and major, and compare colleges with similar profiles. Register for SATs
SAT Subject Test Registration

Common Application
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.

NCAA Clearinghouse
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.

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