College Counseling at Lincoln is tailored to each student’s particular interests, academic and extracurricular. In every conversation, the goal is to help you to take charge of the college process. In collaboration with teachers, college admissions representatives who visit Lincoln, your parents and the College Counselor, you will be encouraged to share your questions, test your assumptions, and gradually become the “expert” on your college process.
Careful course selection is an important first step. College admission counselors consider the courses you have chosen, as well as grades, as they review your academic record. If you have appropriate academic background and ability in a subject, consider taking an Honors or Advanced Placement level course. But don't risk jeopardizing achievement in other courses by overloading your schedule with advanced level courses.
Extracurricular activities are vital to your experience at Lincoln. Don't be afraid to try something new, whether in the arts, athletics, student government, or a club. Just as community life is a vital part of your Lincoln School experience, colleges value students who demonstrate extracurricular commitment and concern for others. Take advantage of opportunities for leadership available to you at Lincoln.
You will learn a great deal about yourself during your years at Lincoln. It's realistic to consider college admission as you plan your schedule, but remember to enjoy the richness of what you’re learning today. The college process is greatly enhanced if you know yourself, your gifts, and your interests. Explore and learn as much as you can, and don’t be shy about asking questions. This is your education!
Helen Carpenter Bodell '80
Director of College Counseling