College Counseling

The Office of College Counseling at Graded is designed to support students as they transition to higher education. This process can and should be an exciting time of self-discovery and exploration.

We encourage students to focus on finding the "right match." For our students, that means identifying and applying to colleges and universities where they will be intellectually challenged and socially engaged, schools that will encourage and inspire them as learners, thinkers, and citizens.

Applying to college is a process of self-discovery in which you consider who you are and who you want to become, as well as what role you want to play in the larger world. The college search is, in essence, an extended research project in which students must seek within themselves for many of the answers. Students must learn to identify and assess themselves, set priorities, and make important decisions. How a student navigates through this process is just as important as where they end up. Along the way, students will develop and hone skills in organization, communication, and research. 

To schedule an appointment, parents are welcome to contact the Office of College Counseling at or 3747-4800 ext. 250 at any time.

Office of College Counseling: The Graded Pathway

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We are proud members of the National Association for College Admission for Counseling (NACAC) and the International Association of College Admissions Counseling (IACAC). This membership entails adhering to the NACAC's Principles of Good Practice and Mandatory Practices. As a result, we are committed to upholding high standards of integrity and practice that promote ethical and social responsibility amongst students, parents, faculty, and university admissions in order to better serve students. Click here to learn more about this association.