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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.


 

Fifth Form Family Virtual Program - Session III: The Financial Aid Process
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

Robin Levy, Berkshire School trustee and current parent, and Ashley Bianchi, Williams College Director of Financial Aid, joined Erin Lyman, Director of College Counseling for an information session about the process of applying for Financial Aid to attend college. 

Watch the information session here.

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Fifth Form Family Virtual Program - Session II: The Values of Evaluation
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

The Berkshire School College Counseling Team was joined by representatives from a variety of incredible institutions for a discussion about many of the specific ways in which students are evaluated in the College Process.

Our esteemed guests included:

Lee Coffin, Dartmouth College - Vice Provost for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Matthew Hyde, Lafayette - Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
Moses Murphy, University of Vermont - Sr. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Timothy Lai, Rhode Island School of Design - Admissions Officer
Peter Hagan, Syracuse University - Director of Admissions
Sam Prouty, Middlebury College - Director of Admissions

Watch the conversation here

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Fifth Form Family Virtual Program - Session I: The Basics of the College Process
Erin Lyman - Director of College Counseling

The Berkshire School College Counseling Team was joined by representatives from a variety of incredible institutions for a frank discussion about the basics of the College Process.

Our esteemed guests included:

Carolynn Laurenza, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Assistant Director of Admissions
Ann Fleming Brown, Union College - Director of Admissions
Pat Greaney, Colgate University - Assistant Dean of Admissions
Troy Carlson, University of Chicago - Senior Assistant Director
Kortni Campbell, University of North Carolina, Asheville - Vice Chancellor for Admission and Financial Aid

Watch the conversation here.

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Coaches' Chat
Kelley Bogardus - Associate Director of College Counseling

Are you interested in playing your sport at the Division I, II, or III level? Do you have questions about how to navigate the recruiting process, especially during these uncertain times when it is challenging to play your sport competitively? Are you curious what coaches are looking for when they are recruiting student-athletes? If you answered yes to these questions, please watch the recording from a webinar we hosted on Tuesday, January 12. We had seven coaches (listed below) from a variety of sports who are eager to talk with you all about the college recruiting process, what they are looking for in prospective athletes, how you can put yourself in the best position possible to be recruited, and what it is like to commit to playing a sport at the collegiate level. Don't see your sport represented? That's okay! Please still watch! This was a general information session and not necessarily sport specific. 

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IMPORTANT DATES

FEBRUARY 3-4
Virtual Fifth Form College Counseling Program (Fourth Form is invited to participate in this fully virtual program)

FEBRUARY 6 (ACT)  
ACT Hosted at Berkshire School for ONLY Berkshire Students

MARCH 13 (SAT OFF CAMPUS) 
SAT Testing at Off-Campus Sites during Berkshire Spring Break

APRIL 13 (SAT)
SAT School Day Test (takes place on a weekday) at Berkshire for ONLY Berkshire Students

APRIL 17 (ACT & PRACTICE ACT)
ACT and Practice ACT Hosted at Berkshire School for ONLY Berkshire Students

MAY 3-14 (AP EXAMINATION DAYS)
AP Exams at Berkshire for Berkshire Students

JUNE 5 (SAT OFF CAMPUS) 
SAT Testing at Off-Campus Sites during Berkshire Summer Recess