College Counseling

College counseling at FASNY begins in 10th grade, when counselors meet with each family individually to discuss students’ French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program choices and a plan of action for college admissions and testing.

Our Process

We demystify the application process, serving as a knowledgeable resource for students applying to colleges and universities in North America, Europe, and beyond. We work to match each student with colleges that both fit the student’s individual needs and provide an atmosphere where he or she will thrive personally and intellectually. The college planning process is highly individualized at FASNY as we nurture students’ diverse interests and goals. Counselors and teaching faculty write strong and detailed letters of recommendation for students as we get to know our students very well. As a small school, we are able to work very closely with FASNY families, making the college admissions process a highly personal one that inspires students about their exciting prospects for the future.

In 11th grade, the counselors hold a weekly college counseling seminar for International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate students. Topics covered in the seminar include:
building a balanced college list, writing a personal statement, how to create an activities list, summer activities, and letters of recommendation.

In February, we hold family meetings to discuss the college list, summer plans, and standardized testing. Throughout the spring, we meet with students individually to go over their college lists, brainstorm essay topics, and discuss their letter of recommendation requests. 

In 12th grade, we continue to meet students weekly in a college counseling seminar, and also individually and with families to finalize the college list and the application strategy.  We assist students with essay edits and review all applications prior to submission. We also conduct mock interviews to help students prepare for college interviews.

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Throughout the year, the College Office offers a range of evening presentations and other events tailored to each grade level. Every year our office invites representatives from 60+ colleges and universities from the US, Canada, and Europe to hold information sessions at FASNY for groups of interested students.

Our Team

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