College Counseling

Consistent with our Quaker school philosophy, the college counseling office seeks to nurture students’ Inner Light through the college process. Whether our students choose to enroll in one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, public flagship universities, specialized institutions, or premier research universities, they are well-prepared to let their lives speak as they lead in the 21st century. The college options for Moses Brown graduates are as broad and diverse as their talents and interests.

With three counselors and an administrative support staff, college counseling is highly personalized at Moses Brown. Counselors host college representatives, and make campus visits themselves, to gain up-to-date knowledge and to build relationships. Each member of the college counseling team has previously worked in college admissions, and uses his or her experience to guide each student with an individualized application plan.

Support for students in the different grade levels:

9th:
By embracing the challenge of upper school academics, arts, athletics, and social opportunities, freshmen begin to develop into accomplished, balanced individuals. Taking appropriately challenging courses and exploring activities they genuinely find interesting will support their college ambitions. Starting in ninth grade, the college counseling office hosts programs and workshops to help students and families understand what to expect in the coming years.

10th:
By continuing to engage in coursework and activities beyond the classroom, tenth graders build an authentic portfolio that supports their college ambitions. Sophomores tackle standardized testing practice with the PSAT, and the college counseling team meets with the sophomore class and their parents during programs throughout the year to help them prepare for the steps ahead.

11th:
Counselors work with students one-on-one to learn about their interests and goals, and to suggest colleges to investigate. Students learn to reflect on what they’re looking for and why they like (or don’t like) certain colleges, and counselors help families prepare to navigate campus visits. Several events take place throughout the year, including “Junior Class College Day,” a program for families led by college admission officers.

12th:
Twelfth graders work one-on-one with counselors to apply to a thoughtful list of colleges, to connect with college admission representatives, and to let their Inner Light shine as they craft their college applications. Students develop close relationships with their counselor as they make informed decisions about which great institution they will ultimately attend.

Resources

MyMB College Counseling Page (for current families)

Naviance Login (Also password-protected)

Follow our office on Instagram! @mosesbrowncollegecounseling 

Matriculation List – Class of 2019

Matriculation List – Classes 2017-2019

For College Reps/Visiting campus:

Moses Brown uses College Rep Visits to arrange visits from admissions representatives.  College Representatives can contact Office Coordinator Jill Bansal at jbansal@mosesbrown.org or 401-831-7350 x106 to request supporting documents.

Visiting the College Counseling Office 

If using GPS, use the address 294 Lloyd Avenue. Enter through the Lower Gate on Lloyd Avenue. You will pass the Moran Softball field on your right as you drive up a hill onto campus. As you near the top of the hill, you will see a small parking lot on your right with spots labeled for visitor parking. There should be a parking attendant on duty if you need assistance.

The college counseling office is located in Friends Hall, the building closest to the visitor lot. Follow the sidewalk along the road up the hill, and take a right into the quad area. Then head up the steps onto the deck, and enter the right-hand set of double doors. Once inside, take a right. Our office will be on your left.

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