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College Counseling

In preparing our students to lead lives of integrity, purpose, and responsible global citizenship, we also prepare them for selective college admissions. This process is formalized in a college counseling curriculum that begins in Grade 9 and continues throughout the Upper School years.

We believe that the process of selecting a college is an incredibly valuable and personal exercise – one which affords students the opportunity to further develop their interests, identify their unique gifts and talents, and consider their individual preferences and values.

As we facilitate this process of self-discovery, we will ensure that every Thaden student is equipped to navigate the college application process with confidence and receives ample individualized guidance along the way.

Thaden School recognizes the vital role that parents play as they help their children transition into young adults. As such, we keep parents involved and informed through group informational meetings, monthly newsletters, and individual meetings with families. 

For information about our college counseling program, contact Phil Hooper, Director of College Counseling.


School Resources College Search Entrance Exams
School Profile Cialfo ACT
College Counseling Handbook College Scorecard  SAT
College Planning Timeline Niche
Transcript Request  Minority-Serving Institutions  


Financing College Recommended Media
FAFSA Georgia Tech Admission Blog
CSS Profile Malcolm Gladwell: Why You Shouldn't Go to Harvard
Net Price Calculator Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope
Colleges That Meet 100% of Financial Need Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni 
College Board Scholarship Search  The Price You Pay For College by Ron Lieber
Arkansas DHE Scholarships The Fiske Guide to Colleges 


Additional resources are available on the College Counseling resource board on the school portal.


2022-23 ACT/SAT Dates 
Test Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
SAT August 27 July 29 August 16
ACT September 10 August 5 August 19
SAT October 1 September 2 September 20
ACT October 22 September 26 September 30
SAT November 5 October 6 October 25
SAT December 3 November 4 November 22
ACT December 10 November 3 November 18
ACT February 11 January 6 January 20
SAT March 11 February 10 February 28
ACT April 15 March 10 March 24
SAT May 6 April 7 April 25
SAT June 3 May 4 May 23
ACT June 10 May 5 May 19
ACT July 15 June 16 June 23


For College Reps

We are eager to provide opportunities for our students to discover a wide variety of colleges and universities. Admissions representatives are encouraged to schedule an in-person or virtual visit using one of the links below. Contact Sabrina Strickland to schedule an alternate visit time.


Schedule a Visit (Scoir)

Schedule a Visit (Cialfo)

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