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College Counseling

College Counseling Philosophy

The college admission process can be exciting, daunting, and empowering. Archmere Academy's College Counseling Office is available to all students and their families 12 months of the year and counsels students from their freshmen year through graduation.  The goal of the college counseling program is to promote student growth and assist students in finding the college with the best academic, extracurricular, and social fit for them. Our counselors have over 45 years of combined college admission and college counseling experience, helping students make the best possible college decision. Students take the lead in this process to maximize individual growth and ensure that the journey best prepares them for future success in college and beyond; however, students will not fly solo during this journey.

Our college counselors work with each student individually, examining how schools make admissions decisions and helping students understand college applications' strategic side to maximize their success. The College Counseling Office and the entire Archmere community create a supportive network to lessen the anxiety and stress of the college search and application process.

Finding the Right Fit

Early college programming and conversations in the freshman, sophomore, and junior year will provide students with the opportunity to become better informed and more comfortable with the college process, alleviating stress. In addition, numerous college admission professionals from schools around the country participate in Archmere programming each year. Giving students access to admission representatives early and often provides students with greater confidence and comfort in communicating with colleges and provides additional resources for questions, answers, and peace of mind.

College counselors use their knowledge and resources to assist students from start to finish, while also serving as strong advocates during the process. It is important that students do not envision the college search as a race to the finish. Getting in, while exciting, is simply a stage in the process. Students take the knowledge and skills they’ve learned during their Archmere education and apply them to their futures. The college search process challenges a student’s ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, self-advocate, communicate, reflect, plan for the future, be a savvy consumer, and make adult decisions. All of these are practical skills that will better equip them for the rigors of college and their futures beyond higher education.

List of 9 events.

  • Feb
    15

    College Coffee for 11th Grade Parents

    College Coffee for 11th Grade Parents: Join the College Counseling Office for a Question and Answer session in preparation for spring family meetings. Registration information coming soon. Event will have one meeting at 8:10AM to 9:10AM, and the second at 6:30PM to 7:30PM.

    Zoom
  • Feb
    15

    College Coffee for 11th Grade Parents

    College Coffee for 11th Grade Parents: Join the College Counseling Office for a Question and Answer session in preparation for spring family meetings. Registration information coming soon. Event will have one meeting at 8:10AM to 9:10AM, and the second at 6:30PM to 7:30PM.
    Zoom
  • Mar
    13

    Why Engineering?

    Student Life Center - SLC
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  • Mar
    20

    Junior Career Day 2024

    The program will include a keynote address and sessions where students in the Class of 2025 can learn valuable professional skills and hear from speakers representing a broad range of career fields. There will be time for questions and reflection.

    Campus-wide
  • Mar
    25

    Senior Student College Coffee

    Seniors are invited to meet with the college counselors, over donuts and coffee, to provide updates and ask questions as we approach May 1, the National Notification deadline.

    Big Gym Lobby
  • Mar
    25

    First Year & Sophomore Parent Night

    The goal of this optional program is to provide information on Archmere’s College Counseling timeline, answer frequently asked questions, and provide advice to families as they move forward to summer and eventually the college search process.
    Student Life Center - SLC
  • Apr
    22

    In-School SAT

    St. Norbert Hall
  • Feb
    5

    Career Networking

    Theater & The Patio
  • Mar
    20
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List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Christopher Boehm

    Christopher Boehm 

    Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 771
    Bio
  • Photo of Catherine Reigner

    Catherine Reigner 

    Associate Director of College Counseling; History Teacher
    302-798-6632 Ext 863
    Bio
  • Photo of Logan Duffie

    Logan Duffie 

    Associate Director of Admissions; College Counselor
    302-798-6632 Ext 713
    Bio
  • Photo of Suzyn-Elayne Soler

    Suzyn-Elayne Soler 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 772
    Bio
  • Photo of Kees van Haasteren

    Kees van Haasteren 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 793
    Bio

College Counseling Resources

College Counseling Blog

List of 1 news stories.

  • Monthly College Counseling Update: January 2024

    January has been a busy month in College Counseling. Seniors have been submitting their final applications and also getting some decisions, juniors started College Seminar Class, and the sophomores have been given access to CIALFO. Below is some information for specific classes.
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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.