At Lincoln, the college process is highly individual and personalized. Our formal work with students begins in the junior year, and we encourage you to stop by the College Counseling Office often! We believe that the best way to support your growing independence is to encourage you to ask questions, seek clarification, and follow through with confidence. Taken as a whole, the transition to college can feel daunting, but working step-by-step, knowing help is readily available — from the College Counseling staff, your teachers, college admissions representatives, and your family — the process is an opportunity for exciting personal growth and development.
Be open and alert to your interests along with the identification of your own priorities for college. Don’t worry if those aren’t crystal clear to you at this point, as they are likely to evolve over time. Have faith in yourself and engage wholeheartedly in your education. What you learn in your classes, on athletic teams, in play rehearsals, in your family life and with friends-- all of it informs the college process.
The structure and timeline of the college process is carefully outlined in the Lincoln School College Counseling Handbook. We encourage you to consult it on a regular basis, make note of important dates, and make use of the checklists and resources provided. Students and families who follow the procedures outlined in this handbook find the college process more straightforward and manageable. Please keep the College Counseling Handbook in a central place where you can refer to it easily and with regularity.
We welcome your visits to the College Counseling office often. Get to know Mrs. DiSandro and me, set up meetings, and fully engage in your college process. You will find that the process will flow with you at the helm. We look forward to our work with you and your family.
Helen Burke Montague