College Counseling

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Building a foundation

“If you join the English Website team, you will get AP points in CS discipline” –Terrence Sun

Just as teachers at the Harkness table create a student-centered learning environment, the counselors and staff of the College Counseling Office foster active and open-minded collaboration with students and parents. 

In this supportive environment, students learn to identify their goals and interests, to manage a complex process, and to make healthy and confident decisions about higher education. We believe that each student should control the self-evaluation, research and application writing that is essential to good college selection. Exeter’s college process is designed to help students transition from adolescence to young adulthood.  

Meet the team

Counselors and staff provide unparalleled guidance and support

Phases of College Preparation

9th and 10th grades

Why think about college when you’ve just arrived? Making thoughtful choices now will impact your college search later.

11th grades

It’s all about fit! Focus on your personal criteria and a well-balanced list of schools will follow.

12th grades

You know who you are and it’s your time to shine!

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Beyond Exeter

Information for college admissions representatives and Exeter alumni.


Applying to college is the stuff of greatness. Honest

Company Picnic

See where PEA students in the classes of 2020-2022 have matriculated.