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Welcome to Berkshire's College Counseling Blog. Check back for regular updates on the college admission process, important dates, and tips from our office. If you have any questions, please email collegeoffice@berkshireschool.org.


 

Letter
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

I write with an update on the college process for you (and your parents/guardians).  

At this point you all are actively involved in the college application process, even if you haven’t pressed the final “submit” button on an application yet.  Your pre-vacation/vacation strategies may look a little different depending on your specific situation, but there are two general categories of advice that I wish to offer.......

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Letter
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

I write with an update on the college process for our Fifth Formers. In early December, I will follow up again to more formally outline the upcoming winter and spring schedule of college counseling events and expectations that we discussed in my presentation during the Fall Family Weekend program......

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College Fair
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

The Berkshire School College Counseling Office is hosting a College Fair Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 from noon-1pm in the Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center Atrium. 

As Director of College Counseling, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to host an in-person college fair on Berkshire’s campus this fall. Over the past 20 years I have participated in an in-person college fair every year except the 2020-2021 school year. I encourage all students to mark your calendars to consider attending.

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Letter
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

As the calendar moves into August, I am writing with a few reminders about your summer college planning "homework."  As the College Office emphasized throughout the spring, the more work that you're able to complete before the start of your sixth-form year, the easier you will find the demands of the fall and the more successful your process will be. We're about a month away from the start of school and a busy fall combination of classes and college applications. Your summer assignment covers:

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Letter
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling


I ask that you fill out this Family Questionnaire, with your information. Click here to access the questionnaire. I recognize that for many of you, this information may not have changed over the years you have been at Berkshire School. However, the reaffirmation of the accuracy of what we think we know helps all our counselors advocate best on your behalf.
 

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IMPORTANT DATES

AUGUST 28 (SAT)
SAT Testing at Off-Campus Sites during Berkshire Summer Recess

SEPTEMBER
College Rep Visits begin

SEPTEMBER 11 (ACT)
ACT Hosted at Berkshire School for ONLY Berkshire Students (you will need the code 195110 to register)

OCTOBER 13 (SAT and Practice SAT)
SAT School Day Test (takes place on a weekday) at Berkshire for ONLY Berkshire Students (students do not need to register ahead of time)

OCTOBER 23 (ACT)
ACT Hosted at Berkshire School for ONLY Berkshire Students (you will need the code 195110 to register)

APRIL 2 (ACT) 
ACT Hosted at Berkshire School for ONLY Berkshire Students (you will need the code 195110 to register)  

APRIL 13 (SAT)
SAT School Day Test (takes place on a weekday) at Berkshire for ONLY Berkshire Students (students do not need to register ahead of time)