College Counseling:

The Dinoff School understands how difficult the transition from High School to higher education can be for both students and parents.

College Prep cannot begin too early!!!

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Graders at The Dinoff School are all invited to participate in our Elementary School Talent Search that includes scouting from the Center for Talented Youth Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon.

Next, Dinoff students take the EXPLORE test administered by the College Board here at our school. The EXPLORE tests were developed for 8th-grade students to measure educational achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Students may take the EXPLORE Test as early as the Fifth Grade if ready.

Our formal college counseling process will begin in the Eighth grade.

Each child will receive individualized attention and assistance in building a Complete College Portfolio to include Community Volunteer Work, Exemplary Test Scores, along with as many Academic Honors and Accomplishments as possible.

Students and advisors will meet in large groups, small groups, and one-to-one sessions to assess student interests, discuss career goals, weigh the importance of factors such as location, cost, size, and extra-curricular activities, and gain a sense of the range of selectivity a student should have in mind in his or her research of colleges.

College Counselors at The Dinoff School will help a student identify a group of colleges that meet the student’s needs academically and that will provide an appropriate environment for a student’s continuing personal and intellectual growth. We will do our very best to help students to see a match, and then continue to assist them throughout the application process.

Our goal is to help our students Attend the College of their Dreams – NOT just the ones in which they can gain acceptance.