AC Students Spend Time Face-to-Face with Colleges from Across the Nation

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by acsrochester
AC College Advising provides students with personalized visits from colleges across the nation

Cynara Nelson ’21 and Zoe Crego ’21 meet with Garrett Manning from the University at Albany.

Throughout the fall, more than 70 college admission representatives visited with prospective students at AC. Students in grades 11 and 12 met in small groups to learn about college opportunities, get questions answered about the application process, and educate the admission representatives about their AC experience. By meeting an admission counselor face-to-face, students feel more confident reaching out to the admissions office with questions down the road.

This year’s college visits to campus included:

Alfred University
Allegheny College
American University
Bard College
Boston College
Boston University
Bucknell University
Canisius College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Champlain College
Clarkson University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Colgate University
Davidson College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Fairfield University
Furman University
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Keuka College
Le Moyne College
Marist College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Niagara University
Northeastern University
Pennsylvania State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Joseph’s University
Salve Regina University
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Southeastern University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John Fisher College
St. John’s College
St. Lawrence University
Stonehill College
SUNY Albany
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
SUNY New Paltz
Syracuse University
The College of Saint Rose
The New School
The University of Alabama
The University of Tampa
Trinity College
Trinity College Dublin
Union College
University at Buffalo The State University of New York
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Rochester
University of St Andrews
University of Vermont
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Learn more about AC’s College Advising Program

DID YOU KNOW AC College Consulting serves non-AC students? Learn more 

 

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AC Class of 2019 Celebrates Decision Day

Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Allendale Columbia’s Class of 2019 celebrated the May 1st Decision Day by wearing apparel from their future schools. They plan to attend colleges in all corners of the United States, including the University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Austin, Middlebury College, Berklee College of Music and 15 different colleges and universities in New York state. (more…)

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Get Knowledge for College on March 19th

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Allendale Columbia School’s Knowledge for College program, to be held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, in the Curtis Performance Center, 7-8 p.m., was created for families in grades 6-10 to provide an overview of the college search and application process and the College Advising program at AC. A panel of college admission counselors will be present to answer questions. AC families are welcome to bring friends from other school communities to this event.  Click here to RSVP.

 

Kristin Cocquyt

Kristin Cocquyt

Unlike most of our peer schools, we have a dedicated full-time college counselor. Kristin Cocquyt's primary focus is to support, guide, and advise AC students on their college search and application process. She has been in the field of education for 13 years and has visited over 160 colleges, giving her a solid basis for recommending colleges that are great matches for our students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Hamilton College and is a member of both the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
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Visit Rochester National College Fair on March 17th

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Students and parents in grades 9-11 are welcome to attend the Rochester National College Fair on Sunday, March 17th, 2019, 1-3 p.m., at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Gather information and interact with admission counselors from over 200 colleges and universities. Click here for registration and list of participating colleges. To avoid long entry lines, students are strongly advised to register in advance!

 

Kristin Cocquyt

Kristin Cocquyt

Unlike most of our peer schools, we have a dedicated full-time college counselor. Kristin Cocquyt's primary focus is to support, guide, and advise AC students on their college search and application process. She has been in the field of education for 13 years and has visited over 160 colleges, giving her a solid basis for recommending colleges that are great matches for our students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Hamilton College and is a member of both the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
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Coffee Klatch for Parents of Juniors

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Parents of 11th-grade students are invited to AC for an informal coffee klatch with College Advisor Kristin Cocquyt to answer questions and share in the excitement with fellow parents as you plan for your student’s college search and application process. In Mrs. Cocquyt’s experience, this is an especially timely opportunity for parents who are navigating the college search with a child for the first time.

The following Junior Parent Coffees will be offered for the Class of 2020:

  • Thursday, January 31st, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Founders’ Lounge

  • Thursday, February 7th, 9-10 a.m. in the Dining Commons

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lkkv7aD6PCKcoq912

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Now in College, AC Grads Sound More Like Their Parents and Teachers

Posted on January 10th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

By John Palomaki

Get to bed earlier.
Don’t wait to the last minute to start your homework.
Get out of your room and make friends.
Do your laundry.
Talk to your teachers.
Manage your time.
Find your passion.
School work comes first.
Surround yourself with good people.
Turn your homework in on time.
Make sure you get enough sleep.
Just do the work.
Think about who you are.

Admonitions from parents or teachers? Not this time. These are some of the many tips Allendale Columbia graduates gave Upper School students based on their college experiences. (more…)

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Fall 2018 College Fairs

Posted on September 7th, 2018 by cnickels

College Fairs are an excellent opportunity for students and parents to engage in the college search process through conversations with college admission counselors. Students are advised to take advantage of advanced registration, when available, and families are encouraged to check out the attendee list before attending a college fair so that you can make a plan for the event.

Happy searching!

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Fall 2018 SAT/ACT Prep Class for Juniors & Seniors

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by cnickels

Chariot Learning will facilitate a SAT/ACT Intensive Class this October. The class is ideal for students in grade 11 that have completed Algebra II. Students currently enrolled in Algebra II are advised to begin their SAT/ACT preparations in the spring. Seniors planning to take the October ACT and/or November SAT could also consider taking this course to maximize their scores.

Full course details can be accessed by clicking here. The priority deadline to register is September 21st. Additionally, all AC students have the opportunity to take the FREE full-length practice tests and should click here to RSVP for the practice ACT on Sunday, October 21 and/or the practice SAT on Sunday, October 28th (both tests run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.).

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