Finding a place to grow and thrive
At St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, college counseling is all about guiding our students to places where they will grow and thrive. We offer the personalized attention needed to find the college that will help students reach their full potential as scholars and as people. We won't let students talk themselves out of trying for a university that might be a bit of a stretch. And, we won't push a student into the wrong school just to make our matriculation list look good.
Counseling for parents, too
Each year SAS hosts a college counseling workshop for junior students and their parents. The workshop includes sessions with the Director of College Counseling and with college counselors and financial aid officers from the University of the South who help to explain the process and give families a preview of what to expect. Throughout the junior year our Director of College Counseling meets with juniors in groups and individually. During the senior year, parents are invited to a college counseling program during Opening Weekend and a second session on Upper School Family Weekend.
A favorite stop for college counselors
In a typical year, more than 50 colleges and universities send admission representatives to SAS. Given our remote location and small size, this is a clear testament to the reputation our graduates have in the college world.
Celebrating with our seniors
When a student commits to a college we celebrate that decision with an announcement in Chapel, and they record their decision on the class banner in the College Counseling Office. On College Decision Day, members of the senior class sport their college logos for an all-class photo.
St Andrew's-Sewanee School uses Scoir (pronounced "score"), a college guidance management system. Scoir streamlines the process of requesting, processing, sending and tracking the electronic delivery of all application-related documents. Students and parents find Scoir useful in the college search and selection process with colleges coming to life through pictures, videos, and links. Scoir also provides parents with financial calculators to determine the likely cost of attendance at different colleges. These features, along with more convenient scheduling and communication tools, will help keep everyone informed and engaged throughout the college application process.
Bob MacLellan has more than 20 years of experience supporting and advocating for students through the college admission process. Most recently, he served as Director of College Counseling for Brookstone School in Columbus, Ga. and as an Admission Representative for Marist College. Bob served as Director of College Counseling at Wayland Academy, Director of Admission at South Kent School, and, for eleven years, as Director of College Counseling at Hebron Academy where he was also Academic Dean for grades 11 and 12, a coach, and a residential faculty member. He has served his profession as treasurer for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), served as chairperson and faculty member for New England Association for College Admission Counseling's (NEACAC) Summer Institute for New Admission Professionals, and was president of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC). He is a member of the Oglethorpe University Counselor Advisory Board. Bob and his wife Kathie live on campus.