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College counseling means finding your “best fit” college or university—but it’s about much more than that.


College counseling at Mercersburg Academy isn’t just a perfunctory search for colleges and universities; it’s a meaningful, engaging, holistic experience that’s as much a part of a Mercersburg education as what happens inside or outside the classroom.

While Mercersburg’s college counselors provide optional programming for students of all grade levels, they begin working closely with students in the 10th grade to develop core skills that will prepare them for success in the college search. The result? A variety of compelling options when it comes to post-secondary paths.

Our college counselors nurture a core set of skills and characteristics in every student. Students are active participants in the college counseling process, undertaking a journey of self-discovery that prepares them for a successful transition to higher education.

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In the search for the right college or university, “best fit” is the result of self-reflection and careful research. Mercersburg’s college counselors guide students through this process and partner with families to find colleges and universities that satisfy a student’s needs and aspirations. Best fit happens when academic interests, athletic and artistic opportunities, other extracurriculars, school size and location, campus culture, and price tag all converge.