College Counseling

Our college counselor assists students with the college planning process, including:  career, admission, and financial aid.  In the fall of the junior year, a comprehensive evening program, Beginning the College Process, is held for juniors and their parents to ensure that each family is prepared with information to help their daughter make the best transition from high school to college.  In November, an evening College Financial Aid program with a university financial aid administrator is planned for juniors, seniors, and their parents.  During the winter of their junior year, the counselor meets 1:1 with each junior and her parent(s) to individualize the college search and ensure that a comprehensive plan is in place.  

Seniors meet with our college counselor throughout their final year at The Elms - writing counselor recommendations, guiding the college application process, and providing scholarship and financial aid information.   Always, our college counselor is working to maintain and build a strong relationship with colleges and their representatives as they arrange to meet with our students.

Naviance’s Family Connection is an incredible college web-based system that we use to research colleges and careers, create resumes, organize data, link to scholarships, house summer enrichment programs, and communicate resources to our families.

Parents are always welcome to meet with our college counselor as we prepare together for your daughter’s future.

College Counselor:  Mrs. Carolyn Beeler
Office Hours:  8 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday (last week of August through mid-May)
Phone:  330.867.0880, x1378
Email Mrs. Beeler  

College Planning Resources:

Freshman College Planning Checklist
Sophomore College Planning Checklist
Junior College Planning Checklist
Senior College Planning Checklist
Akron Community Foundation Scholarship Funds
Campus Tours
The College Board
Common App
FAFSA on the Web
My College Options
Ohio State Grants and Scholarships Department
Peterson's Online
Princeton Review