Welcome to GA's College Counseling program! Navigating today’s college application process requires careful planning and preparation. Germantown Academy's team of college counselors educates students and parents about the world of college admissions so they can make informed choices that result in matriculation to a college or university where the student can continue to grow intellectually and emotionally.
College counseling at GA provides two essential services to students: advising and counseling. As advisors, college counselors educate students about the college search and application processes. As counselors, college counselors develop relationships with their students, listen to their goals, aspirations, and concerns, and encourage them to explore colleges that will help them to continue the process that they have begun at GA, of becoming their best selves.
Current students and parents should access College Counseling resources in the Student Portal and Parent Portal on Veracross.
In the past five years, 665 GA graduates have elected to attend 183 different colleges and universities.
Each full-time counselor works individually with 35 students at the most.
During College Seminar and Personal Essay Writing, members of the junior class complete their Common Application, including the essay.
GA hosts grade level meetings for parents during their student's sophomore, junior, and senior years.
GA offers "Coffees with College Counseling" for any Upper School parent throughout the year.
Traditionally, approximately 30% of each graduating class moves on to play a varsity sport in college.
98% of the GA Class of 2015 graduated from college in 5 years. Nationally, the rate reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics is 62% for 6 years.