College Counseling


THE COLLEGE COUNSELING process at Watkinson involves an ongoing series of interviews, discussions, and evaluations; a thorough and realistic assessment of each student’s goals, achievements, academic records, and extracurricular activities; and a powerful presentation to colleges of everything a student has to offer. Our goal is to enable our students to find the right match with a school that truly “fits.”


List of 4 items.

  • Introduction

    The College Counseling Office offers programming starting in sophomore year for students and parents. Additionally, The CCRC (College Counseling Resource Center) is open every day during the school day. Students may use the three computers, college catalogs and phone to research colleges, work on their applications, essays or résumés, or to call/email admissions officers. Students may utilize the Center during "Open Center" times or may meet with Mr. Ullram individually, as needed.
  • Sophomore Year

    Multiple evening programs for students and parents include an overview of the entire college counseling process, standardized testing information, and setting the stage for what lies ahead. Students experience a college tour, information session and college workshop at an area college to get a “taste” of the college exploration process.
  • Junior Year

    Multiple College Nights for students and parents complement student workshops where juniors begin their college journey. Juniors will engage in self-exploration activities as they continue the college search process. At year’s end, students will have acquired the skills to create their Common Application, resume, college essay and college visit checklist. They have chosen teachers to write their letters of recommendation and have the resources necessary to tackle the fall application process when school resumes in August.
  • Senior Year

    The College Nights and workshops during senior year focus on completion of college applications. Additional optional workshops include our Financial Aid Workshop and Transitioning to College (for those with accommodations).

    A workshop, conducted by a college financial aid officer, will also be offered that focuses on the financial aid process. This program is held on a Saturday morning in October.
Our philosophy is to help each applicant take charge of his or her own search.

Meet the College Counseling Office

List of 3 members.

  • Terry Ullram 

    Director of College Counseling, Thumbprint Coordinator
    860-236-5618 x130
  • Evelyn Cohen 

    College Counseling Program Manager
    860-236-5618 x170
  • Rae Goldstein 

    Learning Skills Education Specialist Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities
    860-236-5618 x159