The College Counseling Process at Forest Ridge is all inclusive:
Our office is staffed with two full-time, experienced college counselors who understand that at the heart of the college search and application process is a young woman with hopes and dreams about her college years.
Given the size of our graduating class, we meet with each individual student regularly to provide attentive and personalized counseling during each step of the process.
We host college representatives, and publicize their on-campus visits, for our juniors and seniors to learn and explore the variety of opportunities in an intimate setting. We also provide information about larger college fairs around the greater Seattle metro area.
We serve as the colleges’ first contact with our school and our students and develop relationships with admissions counselors from colleges all over the US and the world.
We introduce families to Naviance, provided by Forest Ridge, as an organizational tool. Through this software, students can begin logging activities, taking career interest inventories, exploring schools, and constructing college lists. As seniors, application materials are managed through this account, as well. Colleges that accept electronic transmissions receive these materials with the push of a button.
Throughout the year, we host events for each high school grade level, including college information nights, financial aid information sessions and a Common Application workshop at the start of the year for seniors.
The college counseling office produces a Forest Ridge High School Profile that identifies a summary of quantitative data used in the college and university admission process. This profile offers information about our curriculum, our goals and criteria, a summary of standardized test averages, and information about our grading scale. Since our graduating classes are typically very small, we do not rank our graduates nor weight our grades (adjusting for advanced course work.)
Each year, 100% of our students apply to and are admitted to four-year colleges and universities. Our college matriculation snapshot (click here
) reveals the breadth of schools that our young women attend, both domestically and internationally.