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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 2019

97%

accepted in the early acceptance round

17%

were recruited athletes and 20% will play their primary sport in college

6 of 8

Ivy League
admissions

22%

intended STEM majors

30%

intended social
science majors

 

89%

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 Sophomore Parent 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.

Each senior has a dedicated college counselor who works side-by-side with her through all phases of the application process and actively champions her 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

Meg Scott

Meg Scott

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 leads the office, matching Agnes Irwin students with the right institutions of higher learning. 

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Sarah Quin

Sarah Quin

Associate Director of College Counseling

Prior to joining the Agnes Irwin community, Sarah served as associate director of college guidance at a selective PreK-12 private school in New York City, assistant director of admission at Vanderbilt University, and assistant director of admission at Columbia University. The Pennsylvania native utilizes her expertise in both sides of the admissions process to prepare Agnes Irwin girls for the next step in their educational journeys.

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Amanda Benincasa

Amanda Benincasa

Administrative Assistant

Amanda is the scheduling guru, master of transcripts, and all-around glue for the College Counseling Office. She arranges the office’s more than 100 visits with college admissions officers, organizes workshops for students and parents, and maintains the office’s day-to-day operations. 

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