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College Counseling

We believe there is an appropriate college for each unique individual who graduates from Antilles. The philosophy that guides our practice is captured in the phrase, “Finding a College That Fits.”

College Counseling

College counseling offers individual guidance and information to students and parents, assisting them with the college application and selection process.

College counseling may begin informally when a parent or student asks for guidance, even if the child in question is not yet in Upper School. In some cases, that first encounter may come because of attending a college night program; in other cases, it happens when parents call or email the college counselor or when a student asks questions of an advisor, teacher, or guidance counselor. In addition to these interactions, the formal college counseling program begins in earnest in the fall of junior year, when juniors sit for the PSAT exam and their results come back, and later, when the college counselor begins meeting with the junior class. College Workshop courses commence in second semester of the junior year and continue through the first semester of senior year, after which individual meetings with seniors and their parent/s may take place right up until a matriculation deposit is made in May of the graduating year.

Schools That Visit Us

Agnes Scott College, American University, Aquinas College, Beacon College, Bentley University, Bryant University, Catholic University of America, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s U, De Paul University, Duquesne University, Eckerd College, Elon University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emmanuel College, Florida International University, Florida National University, Goucher College, High Point University, Iona College, Johnson & Wales University, Keiser University, Kings University, La Roche College, La Salle University, Les Roches & Glion Education Group, Lynn University, Marquette University, Marymount Manhattan College, Massachusetts College of Art, Merrimack College, Millenium Atlantis Miami, New York University, Northeastern University, Pennsylvania State University, Providence College, Regis College, Ringling College of Art & Design, Roanoke College, St. Joseph’s College, St. Joseph’s University, Saint Leo University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Simmons College, SUNY Maritime Academy, Stevenson University, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, Syracuse University, Tennessee Wesleyan University, University of Charleston, University of Dayton, University of Miami, University of New Haven, University of Tampa, University of the Virgin Islands, Villanova University

Where Students are Accepted & Attending

College Workshop

College Workshop is a two-semester course that begins in January of the junior year and concludes at the end of December of the senior year.

Junior College Workshop, Spring Semester

This course familiarizes all juniors with the general aspects of the college process, including self-evaluation, internet searches and other sources for specific campus research, standardized testing, and course selection for senior year. After the spring vacation, when many juniors tour college campuses, individual meetings between the student, the student’s parent/s or guardian/s, and the college counselor take place in order to individualize and personalize the college process, to plan for the most effective use of the summer, and to develop a list of colleges for further research.

Senior College Workshop, Fall Semester

This course concentrates on finalizing the college list, acquiring and completing applications for both admissions and financial aid, writing effective personal essays, and securing teacher recommendations. Even though the course ends in January, individual student and parent/s or guardian/s continue to meet with the college counselor well into the spring of senior year, as students choose between different offers and negotiate on financial aid. College counseling is generally not done until May, once every senior has an appropriate and affordable option for the fall after graduation.

About Dr. Borrás Marín

A seasoned member of the Caribbean Counselor’s Association with more than two decades of experience under her belt, Dr. Borrás-Marín is ready to build on this foundation and take the program to a new level. Interestingly, Isabel has taught and worked in schools at every level from pre-kindergarten through college. Her education includes a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from New York University (NYU) in Administration and Supervision, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from Connecticut College. (read more)

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the National Association of College Admissions Counselors’ Principles of Good Practice, Antilles School discloses disciplinary action to colleges and universities.

College Counseling News
Posted 08/25/2017 01:00PM
As a parent, or even a student who might be paying for these on their own, the AP exams are expensive, but the benefits of the program are incredible," according to Antilles' Director of College Counseling Isabel Borrás-Marín.
Posted 09/18/2015 01:00PM
Our new Director of College Placement, Dr. Isabel Borras-Marin, is off and running in her work with our students for college preparation!
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