Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog: College Corner, Home Page, News-Updates

College Corner with the Director of College Counseling: Blog Post #2 (2017-2018)

Christina Bergamo is the Director of College Counseling at Trinity Hall. Questions? Email cbergamo@trinityhallnj.org.

The Decisions are Coming!

While many consider this time of year to include some of the happiest and carefree weeks on the calendar, for high school seniors it is considered some of the most stressful and nerve-wracking. The start of the holiday season in college admission signals the release of admissions decisions, and while several institutions who practice rolling admission have been releasing decisions for a few weeks by now, the vast majority of schools will be releasing their early admissions decisions in one big bulk between now and the end of January, with many being released prior to Christmas Day.

At Trinity Hall, we have a year-round practice we like to call “Don’t Ask, Will Tell.” We encourage the faculty and underclasswomen not to ask the seniors when they will hear back from a college or what a particular admission decision was, and instead wait until students feel comfortable to share their news. While nerves may never completely subside, we have found that this practice creates a sense of ease throughout the senior class, and helps them to get their minds off of college, even if it is only for one peaceful moment.

I am so proud of all that our Class of 2018 has accomplished so far, and look forward to sharing an initial list of college acceptances and scholarship awards with the community at the end of January 2018. There has already been a great deal of excitement and good news; one student was accepted into her first-choice school and has made her final decision — subsequently her locker has been decorated in her college colors.

I also want to take the time to thank the 109 colleges and universities that visited us this past fall. It was an honor and a privilege to welcome so many institutions to our campus and we wish them the best of luck with all of their college decisions. Having been on the “other side of the desk” I can attest that this time of year is just as stressful for the college admission representatives as it is for the students!

Thank you to the college admission representatives who visited Trinity Hall on behalf of the following schools (September – November 2017):

  • Albright College
  • Assumption College
  • Bennington College
  • Bentley University
  • Berry College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Bryant University
  • Bucknell University
  • Cabrini University
  • Caldwell University
  • Castleton University
  • Clemson University
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Columbia University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Earlham College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle University
  • Emory University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Felician University
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgian Court University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamilton College
  • High Point University
  • Iona College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehigh University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Lynn University
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Marlboro College
  • Marquette University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Merrimack College
  • Miami University, Oxford
  • Misericordia University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Neumann University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Pace University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Ringling College of Art&Design
  • Roanoke College
  • Rosemont College
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Bonaventure University
  • Saint Edward’s University
  • Saint Francis College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Saint Mary’s College of MD
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stevenson University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Syracuse University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Scranton
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity College (Dublin)
  • Union College
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of MA, Amherst
  • University of MD, College Park
  • University of Miami
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tampa
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Wagner College
  • Washington College
  • Wellesley College
  • West Virginia University
  • Wheaton College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Xavier University