At Shipley, the college search involves much more than getting into the “right” college. Here, the emphasis is on choosing a college that is the right fit for the individual. Every student develops a range of schools, each suitable for that student’s needs, talents, and interests. There are no prescribed “right” schools.
Our college counseling program brings together the assignments, activities, and resources that can lead to a productive search with satisfying results.
Choosing a College
Our program carefully guides each student in a comprehensive two-year self-evaluation. Juniors and seniors focus on their own individual interests, strengths, and goals. Our program builds skills for doing research and making wise decisions about the future. It is the capstone of a Shipley career, drawing on the students’ accumulated analytical and communication abilities.
What Students Learn
In weekly seminars, our experienced counselors guide juniors and seniors:
  • to understand their accomplishments and values
  • to clarify their goals
  • to search open-mindedly for options for their future
  • to present themselves effectively in the college admissions process, both in writing and in person.

Class of 2015

1 University of Alabama 1 Bates College
1 Boston College
3 Boston University
1 University of British Columbia (Canada)
1 University of California, Santa Cruz
1 College of Charleston
1 University of Chicago
1 Clark University
1 Clemson University
2 Colgate University
1 University of Colorado, Boulder
1 Connecticut College
1 Dartmouth College
2 Dickinson College
4 Drexel University
1 Duke University
1 Duquesne University
1 Franklin & Marshall College
2 George Washington University
1 Georgia Institute of Technology
1 Gettysburg College
2 Goucher College
1 Hamilton College
1 Harvard University
1 High Point University
1 Hobart & William Smith Colleges
1 Indiana University, Bloomington
3 Lafayette College
1 Lehigh University
1 University of Maryland
1 McGill University (Canada)
1 University of Miami
3 University of Michigan
1 Middlebury College
1 University of Mississippi
1 Muhlenberg College
1 New School – Eugene Lang College
1 New York University
1 Northwestern University
5 Penn State University
3 University of Pennsylvania
6 University of Pittsburgh
1 Reed College
2 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1 Rhode Island School of Design
1 Siena College
1 Simmons College
1 Skidmore College
1 Smith College
1 University of South Carolina
1 Stanford University
1 SUNY – Purchase College
1 Susquehanna University
1 Swarthmore College
4 Syracuse University
1 Texas Christian University
1 Trinity College
2 Tufts University
1 Union College
1 Wake Forest University
2 Washington University, St. Louis
2 Wesleyan University
3 West Chester University
1 West Virginia University
2 College of William and Mary
1 Yale University 

List of 4 members.

  • Ms. Janet Kobosky 

    Director of College Counseling
    Ext: 4148
    University of Pennsylvania - EdM
    Chatham University - BA
    Bethel Park Senior High School - Diploma or Equivalent
    Chatham University - BA
    University of Pennsylvania - EdM
  • Mrs. Ellen Deitrich 

    Associate Director of College Counseling, 9th Grade Dean
    Ext: 4142
    The University of Pennsylvania - MSEd
    The Catholic University of America - BA
    Richmond College - London
    Harriton High School - Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ms. Sarah Sterling 

    Upper School SEED Teacher, College Counselor
    Ext: 4180
    Bryn Mawr College - MSS
    Bryn Mawr College - BA
    Big Rapids High School - Diploma or Equivalent
  • Mrs. Kay Weinstock 

    Assistant to Director and Associate Director of College Counseling
    Ext: 4146
    Harcum College - AA

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