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College Counseling


Sierra Canyon School's College Counselors guide students and families through every step of the college admission process. Students are empowered to take ownership of the process with the support of the college counselors to maximize their success.

Students are assigned to one of our four expert college counselors in their sophomore year. This creates close relationships to help make the most beneficial and thoughtful choices for the future. Accompanying your family through the entire application process, leading campus tours across the nation, and attending carefully to your child's dreams and capabilities, our counselors ensure that all applications are both impressive and authentic—so our students' next learning home is the best school for them.

College Counseling Highlights

Counselor Meetings

  • Regular individual college counseling meetings with students and families starting in the 10th Grade and continuing through 12th Grade
  • Academic advising meetings during course request period
  • Regular meetings with each 12th Grade student to review college applications and essays prior to submission, including mock admission interviews

Evening Presentations

  • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Family College Nights
  • Junior Case Studies Program
  • Out-of-State College Night and College Fair
  • Standardized Testing Presentation
  • Affording College Night
  • College Scholarships 101
  • Filling out the FAFSA form for senior families


  • A How-To Guide to the College Search
  • Applying to Visual and Performing Arts Programs
  • Writing the College Essay
  • Writing Supplemental Essays and UC Personal Insight Questions
  • Completing the Common Application
  • Completing the UC Application
  • Completing the Cal State Application
  • Leveling up your Activities Resume

Testing Opportunities

  • Comprehensive Standardized Test Prep Classes
  • SAT School Day for 12th Grade students in October and 11th Grade students in April
  • On-campus PSAT for all 9th-11th Grade students on a school day

Other Highlights

  • College Admission Dean guest speakers and panels
  • College Athletic recruitment support and NCAA eligibility guidance
  • Annual East Coast College Tour
  • College Counseling Coffees
  • Mock admission interviews
  • Attendance each year by our college counselors at several national conferences to maintain relationships with hundreds of college admissions offices
  • Advocacy for each student throughout the entire process, including a personal letter of recommendation

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Fast Facts about the College Counseling Program:


Graduates of our Upper School consistently enroll in highly selective colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

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Each year, our campus welcomes more than 100 college admission representatives for on-site visits during the school day.

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