College Counseling

We are your guide.

For many high school students, the college search process can feel overwhelming. As with any big, open-ended life decision, there is a very natural tendency to hyperfocus on making the perfect choice. But you can relax (a little bit) because here’s the truth: there is no such thing as the perfect school. The United States is home to more than 3,000 four-year colleges and universities, each with its own distinctive mix of traits and characteristics. The trick is finding the one that fits you best.


College Seminar

Starting freshman year, our students participate in a grade-specific college counseling seminar to help them become empowered self advocates.

Carey Lectures

The W.P. Carey Lecture Series brings an admissions dean or director from a highly selective college or university to campus each year.

Junior Parent Workshop

This interactive event invites families to act as members of a mock admissions committee in a simulation led by administrators from a wide range of colleges and universities. 

Application Bootcamp

In partnership with the English Department, we set aside a full day during the school year to give our students the space and time they deserve to complete their applications.

At Pomfret, the entire community works together to provide you with the direction, advice, structure, and encouragement you need. Led by an experienced team of college counselors — with input from teachers, coaches, and advisors — our four-year college counseling curriculum takes the guesswork and anxiety out of the college search process.


School Profile

A quick overview of our school, including our three-year matriculation list.

For College Reps

If you are a college admissions officer, click here to schedule a campus visit and/or register for one of our upcoming college fairs.

The result of this carefully-structured approach is a college placement rate of 100 percent, with the vast majority of applicants getting into one of their top two choices. Once at college, our students tend to do phenomenally well, with higher rates of achievement and lower rates of transfer than their peers. And beyond college, our alumni have gone on to — quite literally — change the world.

Your gateway to the college counseling process.
Naviance is a password-protected, web-based college counseling portal customized for Pomfret. 

Our Advice

Always do your best work — even when the stakes are low or you think no one is looking.

Every year counts, and each year is more important than the previous.

Thoughtfully select a challenging but manageable slate of courses.

Plan productive summers that allow for well-deserved downtime.

Never be afraid to fail. If you want to be heard, speak up. Be engaged and engaging.

Pursue interests. Cultivate friendships. Build bridges.

Make a deliberate effort to get off campus and take full advantage of our location.

Get to know your advisor, your teachers, and your college counselor.

Read, read, then read some more.