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College Counseling

Preparing girls to lead and succeed is in our DNA. And by the time our students graduate, they're ready. As they head to many of the most selective and highly selective colleges and universities in the country and around the globe, they're prepared to succeed in whatever paths they choose.

Class of 2018

97%

accepted in the early acceptance round

70%

will attend the most/highly competitive colleges (Barron's)

6 of 8

Ivy League schools represented

30%

intended STEM majors

22%

intended visual and performing arts majors

 

92%

attending one of their top college choices

The AIS Process


Freshman students and their parents attend our Path to College Night to learn about building a course of study and co-curricular plan at Agnes Irwin with a focus toward college. For athletes, sport-specific recruiting guidance begins and continues through senior year.

Sophomores are matched with a college counselor to review AIS course projections and discuss how to best develop their interests and talents. Parents attend our College Admission Night to demystify the application and admission process as standardized testing begins.

Junior Parent Night in the fall reviews the search and application process in detail. Starting in the winter, juniors participate in weekly seminars to focus on researching potential college destinations, rehearse mock interviews, and join their family in the spring for an in-depth meeting with a college counselor to strategize the path for the college admission process.

Seniors have a dedicated college counselor who works side-by-side with each student through all phases of the application process and actively champions seniors in the journey. Students participate in weekly seminars focused on college applications, meet with admission representatives, and participate in college readiness and transition courses.


College Counseling Office

Connie McEvoy

Connie McEvoy

Co-Director of College Counseling

A nationally-recognized expert in college counseling, Connie has led more than 700 Agnes Irwin students and their families through the admission process over the past 20 years. Connie began her career over 40 years ago, representing Williams College and Franklin & Marshall College before transitioning to the high school-side, where she has counseled students in the United States, Hong Kong, and suburban London.

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Meg Scott

Meg Scott

Co-Director of College Counseling

After leading college counseling at The Trinity School in Midland, TX, Meg joined Agnes Irwin in 2010 and has counseled almost 300 AIS families since that time. An expert in the college admissions process, Meg has worked in college admissions with multiple colleges, including a research university, liberal arts college, and single-gender institution. Meg co-leads the office with Connie McEvoy, matching Agnes Irwin students with the right institutions of higher learning. 

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Sue Phelan

Sue Phelan

Administrative Assistant

Keeping track of 100+ visits with college admissions officers — she schedules them. Sending transcripts to accompany over 900 college applications — she makes sure it happens. Sue is the glue that keeps our College Counseling office together, and maintains a sense of order during the busy admission season.

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