The class of 2018 was admitted to 203 colleges and enrolled at 82 colleges and universities in 33 states, three countries, and Washington, DC. Included are Ivy League universities, military academies, NESCAC colleges and universities, large research universities, institutes of math, science & technology, colleges of art and design, and liberal arts colleges.
Beginning with freshmen, class deans and advisors assist students in creating a four-year plan; students are encouraged to engage in coursework that challenges and readies them for the rigors of life after Tabor. Sophomores hear from college counselors during class meetings, and alongside their parents, they learn about components of the Tabor college process at Winter Family Weekend during a series of presentations made by counselors, college representatives, and a financial aid expert. Sophomores are also assigned college counselors during the spring. A program for junior parents takes place during Fall Family Weekend, including a college admission panel, a presentation on financial aid, and the opportunity to meet their child’s counselor. The option for students to take diagnostic tests allows juniors to understand which is the better option -- ACT or SAT test prep.
From the start, parents are considered integral and important to the process. Whether a parent is hands-off and laid back or more interested in having a hand in decision-making, Tabor’s college counselors are eager to partner in a way that works for each family.
A college counselor is assigned to each student at the end of their sophomore year.
Tabor is a test site for both the SAT and the ACT, eliminating the need to head off-campus. Diagnostic tests and test preparation classes are offered at no additional cost as part of a partnership with Method Test Prep.
College Mini Fairs are held on campus twice during the fall.
Essay writing workshops and guidance from college representatives, English teachers, and college counselors are provided during junior spring and senior fall.
Mock interviews with college admissions representatives take place at Tabor during junior spring.
Cutting-edge programming during Fall and Winter Family Weekends keeps Tabor families up-to-date on college news and trends.
Consistent access to college admissions representatives (via mini fairs and other visits to Tabor’s campus), programs during family weekends, and Tabor-specific programming represent the Tabor community’s excellent relationships with both American and international colleges and universities.
Athletic Symposium 2018
Panelists from left to right include:
Alix Barrale – Williams College, Head Field Hockey Coach; Michael Kelliher ‘79 – Brown University, Defensive Coordinator - Football; Carly Pariseau – Boston College, Associate Athletics Director - Compliance & Student Support Services; Raul Fonts – Providence College, Associate Vice President/Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Fall Family Weekend 2017 Keynote Speaker
Chris Gruber, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Davidson College shares his unique insights and perspectives on the college search. Watch segments of his full speech below.
Preparing for the ACT or SAT is an important component of students readying themselves to apply to college. To assist our counselees, the College Counseling Office is bringing in an experienced teacher from Method Test Prep on Tuesday evening, April 9. Method Test Prep is the company providing the self-paced test prep program we offer to juniors.
As a result of the program, students will:
gain insight into the best strategies to employ across both the SAT and ACT in order to maximize their effectiveness on the greatest percentage of questions
be able to recognize questions that fit those strategies
understand the impact right answers will have on their scores
head into test day with confidence
The program is mandatory for juniors and will run from 6:30 – 8 PM in Lyndon South.
On Wednesday morning, April 10, students will have access to Method’s guest teacher and will be encouraged to ask questions and better their understanding of test-taking skills and strategies.
The April 13 ACT will be held at Tabor. Students are encouraged to taking the ACT with Writing. The should arrive for check-in no later than 7:40 AM and bring an official ID, #2 pencils, an admission ticket, water, and a snack.
On April 29, Tabor juniors will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews with college representatives, allowing them to get a feel for what a real college interview will feel like. Better yet, the interviewers will offer participants feedback on their interviewing skills.
The May 4 SAT will be held at Tabor. Students are encouraged to taking the SAT with Writing. The should arrive for check-in no later than 7:40 AM and bring an official ID, #2 pencils, an admission ticket, water, and a snack.
The June 1 SAT will be held at Tabor. Students are encouraged to taking the SAT with Writing. The should arrive for check-in no later than 7:40 AM and bring an official ID, #2 pencils, an admission ticket, water, and a snack.