McGehee seniors are admitted to exceptional universities and colleges throughout the United States and abroad.
After receiving an excellent independent school education at McGehee, our graduates are prepared for success at our country’s top colleges and universities. McGehee graduates possess the leadership skills, academic acumen, as well as the technical, artistic and athletic abilities that make them very attractive to selective schools.
College counseling at McGehee is a highly individualized experience. In an increasingly competitive college admissions climate, our college counselor does a magnificent job of guiding our students not only to attend the best university she can, but to choose one that matches her interests, as well. Jessica Henricksen, Director of College Counseling, is a fulltime professional whose sole job is to assist McGehee students through this intense process, as well as to educate students and their families about the many opportunities available. Ms. Henricksen works closely with the Upper School faculty who will be writing letters of recommendation in support of our seniors’ college applications.
Both formal and personalized, the college counseling process at McGehee begins well before senior year. Freshman year Ms. Henricksen introduces students to the important steps to setting then reaching personal goals through a variety of seminars that continue throughout their Upper School experience. Seminar topics include the importance of the transcript and its development in the coming years, as well as preparation for college entrance exams, affording college and study skills, to name but a few. Our students are well prepared by the time they reach their senior year and the application process begins in earnest.
Senior Seminar brings Ms. Henricksen and the students together once a rotation, including a full day in October when they focus on finalizing all the paperwork for their college applications. In the spring, although applications have long been completed and submitted, Ms. Henricksen continues to meet with the seniors to discuss issues such as merit based scholarship, financial aid, and being patient as they wait for college responses and weighing their options.