FROM THE DESK OF Counsellor
we believe that the college search and selection process is an educational process and the natural culmination of a student’s years at Om Group of Colleges. We believe, too, that it is the student’s journey to undertake and lead. Our goal is for the college process to focus on the individual by encouraging realistic decision-making along with self-reflection and self-direction. Throughout the process, we emphasize the “whole student” as college decisions are made. Ultimately, each college applied to should meet the student’s own definition of “The Right Fit”.
Although college applications are not completed until the summer before their senior year, it is necessary for families to be aware of the steps that precede applying to college. A proactive and thoughtful approach will ensure a successful journey. Self-discovery, determining personal strengths and weaknesses, goal setting, overcoming personal challenges and, finally, honing decision-making skills all contribute to the successful completion of Upper School and signify an important step toward adulthood.
Mindful of the developmental process of adolescents, our Counseling Department has created a comprehensive program to assist the personal growth and development of students as they move through their Upper School experience in grades 9–12. We begin meeting with students at least once a week their freshman year and continue this throughout their senior year. In addition to our work with each student, we offer a series of educational events for students and families to attend at Om Group of Colleges.