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College Counseling

Helping Each Girl Find the Right Fit

At Oldfields, college counseling is an in-depth, detailed process which helps each senior find the college, university, or post-graduate career path that fits her best. Along with the college counselor, each Oldfields senior takes responsibility for her higher education plan.

College Counseling Office:

Marissa Margosian
Director of College Counseling

Katherine Krieger
Assistant to College Counseling Office

College Seminar Series

The process begins junior year, when students meet weekly with the Director of College Counseling in small groups. They explore educational and career interests, create resumés, learn about different types of colleges and college environments, and discuss every element of the application process, including interviewing, standardized testing, and the components of an application. In the winter, juniors meet with their college counselor individually, to develop their college lists. In April, the students attend a college fair of more than 200 colleges and universities. Admissions representatives from 40 colleges and universities visit Oldfields each year.

A tour of select colleges and universities on the East Coast with college counselors is also offered to sophomores and juniors as part of the May Program . By the end of junior year, students leave for summer break with a short list of colleges and universities in which they are interested. Senior year, students meet with their college counselor one-on-one, as a class for an application workshop day in October, and on a drop-in basis. The college counselor’s door is always open, and support is available until each senior has completed her application process.

Open and frequent communication with parents and families is also key. Parents may attend a Fall Family Weekend college session, schedule on-campus meetings with the college counselor, or communicate by phone or email. Each family receives a senior mid-year prediction letter with the counselor's assessment of the student's chances of admission to the colleges to which she has applied. Each senior is provided access to Naviance Succeed, an internet-based college counseling program, to guide students and track their progress through the search and application process. Families are provided with accounts on Naviance Family Connection.

This individualized and detailed college counseling process brings its own satisfying reward. This past year each Oldfields senior was accepted to at least one institution of higher learning of her choice.

Click here for an abridged list of acceptances.


College Counseling Calendar
    • MonSep11 Rep Visit: Kutztown University of PA 10:00 AM to 10:45 AMCollege Counseling Office
    • MonSep11 Rep Visit: Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville 10:00 AM to 10:45 AMCollege Counseling Office
    • WedSep13 Rep Visit: Roanoke College 2:50 PM to 3:30 PMCollege Counseling Office
    • MonSep18 Rep Visit: Drew University 12:00 PM to 12:50 PMDining Hall
    • MonSep18 Rep Visit: St. Lawrence University 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMDining Hall
    • ThuSep21 Washington College 10:00 AM to 10:45 AMCollege Counseling Office
    • MonSep25 Rep Visit: Binghamton University 10:00 AM to 10:50 AMCollege Counseling Office
    • MonSep25 Rep Visit: Rutgers Univ. 2:20 PM to 3:00 PMCollege Counseling Office
    • TueSep26 Rep Visit: St. Joseph's Univ. (PA) 12:30 PM to 1:15 PMDining Hall
    • TueSep26 Rep Visit: Bryant University 2:50 PM to 3:30 PMCollege Counseling Office
1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

Each Girl's Success

At no other school will so many caring individuals be focused on a young woman’s success as a student, a leader, an athlete, an artist, or an adventurer!


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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Unleash Creativity

In the spotlight or behind the scenes, in the studio or behind the camera, find your creative outlet.

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A Girl and her Horse

Oldfields’ Riding Program is where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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