College Guidance

The mission of the College Guidance office at TABC is to help each of our students gain admittance to the college best suited to his needs, interests and career aspirations. 

TABC

is proud of the accomplishments of our students, who have been admitted to many highly-respected colleges. We are also pleased that many of our students have been offered generous scholarships to attend these prestigious universities.

Our college guidance department provides students and parents alike with the research and assistance necessary to navigate the college application process with as little stress as possible. We’ll assist with college selection, essay writing and financial aid seminars. Through the process of personal, group and family meetings – and most importantly an open door policy – we aim to meet the post-high school needs of each individual student.

Freshmen & Sophomores

The college guidance program begins in the ninth grade. Freshmen are encouraged in their first year of high school to maximize their participation in the many educational, chessed and social opportunities that TABC offers outside of the classroom. The department meets with students to prepare them for taking standardized tests. Sophomores take the PSAT and the college guidance counselors meet with students when the results arrive to help them better understand their individual results. A sophomore parent meeting, held in the spring, helps parents prepare for the formal college admissions process that begins in the junior year.

Juniors

The college guidance department meets with juniors in the winter when they receive their PSAT scores to discuss the results and begin preparing them for the SAT. In the spring, the college guidance department meets with junior parents and students to outline the college application process. That meeting is followed by individual meetings with students and parents and a college fair where juniors and their parents meet with college representatives.

Seniors

In the senior year, the college guidance department focuses on the college application and selection process. In addition to group and individual meetings with the students to discuss their college plans and help them navigate the application process, our seniors have the opportunity to meet with the representatives of a wide variety of college programs. Throughout the senior year the college guidance department remains available through an open door policy to help students in every aspect of the college guidance and acceptance process.

About Parental Involvement

Parents are an integral part of the college counseling process. In addition to individual meetings and newsletters to parents, TABC offers specialized programs on financial planning for college and Jewish life on campus. Our collaborative, team approach enables each student to maximize his potential and be enriched by the process of self-discovery as he navigates this important rite of passage.

College Guidance