So much more than you might expect …Course Catalog
definitely not your parents’ college guidance experience.
- Of individual students and what they value;
- Of a wide range of colleges and what they offer;
- Of what is going on behind the scenes in college admissions that is informing what it means for our kids to be applying to college today.
- With individual students;
- With college admissions professionals to ensure that NYA students benefit from current information and strong advocacy throughout the process;
- With other college counseling professionals for perspective and advice. We travel extensively throughout the year to colleges and universities across the country, both at their invitation and on our own, to maintain and build connections with a wide variety of colleges. The networking that occurs in this context is invaluable, providing access to added layers of resources from which NYA students directly benefit.
- To the most up-to-date information about programs, opportunities and trends;
- To the college admissions professionals who represent the state of Maine in their respective admissions offices. About 95 admissions representatives visit NYA each fall to meet with our students who are interested in their colleges. We also meet individually with each of these representatives to build connections with each college and university.
We have an open door policy.
We encourage and welcome students to use us as a resource according to their level of interest and need. Some students will be in and out for quick chats almost daily; others will navigate the process more independently.
Regardless of their individual approach or preference, we maintain contact with students and check in regularly to monitor how each is doing.
Comprehensive oversight ...
Support and encouragement in a framework of thorough organization combined with a caring approach, which depends on the involvement and investment of each student, but meets each student where he/she is at.
Focus on fit ...
It’s what this entire process is about.
We are firm believers that there is no one perfect college for each student, that there are a number of excellent colleges that will ultimately be a good match for each student and meet their goals and needs.
The primary goal of the college counseling process at NYA is to help students identify a balanced range of schools that constitute that good, personal fit.
We tend to shift the focus away from rankings and onto how individual colleges match up with what students
want most from the next step in their educational journey. We then assist them as they navigate the complexities and challenges of the application process.
The Class of 2016 was accepted to the following schools:
|Albany Academy||American University||University of Arizona|
|Assumption College||Bard College||Becker College|
|Bennington College||Binghamton College||Boston College|
|Bowdoin College||Brandeis University||Bridgton Academy|
|Bryant University||Bucknell University||California College of the Arts|
|University of California, Berkeley||University of California, Davis||University of California, Ervine|
|University of California, Merced||University of California, San Diego||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|University of California, Santa Cruz||Carleton College||College of Charleston|
|Chatham University||University of Cincinnati||Colby College|
|Colgate University||Connecticut College||Curry College|
|Dalhousie University||Daniel Webster College||University of Denver|
|Dickinson College||Drexel University||Duquesne University|
|Eckerd College||Elizabethtown College||Elmira College|
|Elon University||Emmanuel College||Endicott College|
|Florida Southern College||Franklin and Marshall College||Franklin Pierce University|
|The George Washington University||Gettysburg College||Hamilton College|
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Hofstra University||College of the Holy Cross|
|University of Iowa||Ithaca College||Johns Hopkins University|
|Johnson & Wales University||Kenyon College||Lafayette College|
|Laguna College of Art and Design||Lake Forest College||Lasell College|
|Lehigh University||Lewis & Clark College||Loyola University, Maryland|
|Lyndon State College||Maine Maritime Academy||University of Maine|
|Manhattanville College||Miami University, Ohio||Michigan State University|
|Middlebury College||Moravian College||Mount Allison University|
|Mount Holyoke College||University of New England||University of New Hampshire|
|Nichols College||Northfield Mount Hermon||Norwich University|
|Oberlin College||University of the Pacific||Pennsylvania State University-Altoona|
|Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg||Plymouth State University||Pratt Institute|
|Providence College||University of Puget Sound||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|University of Rhode Island||University of Rochester||Roger Williams University|
|Saint Anselm College||Saint Joseph’s College – Maine||Saint Mary’s University – Canada|
|Saint Michael’s College||Salve Regina University||Santa Clara University|
|Savannah College of Art and Design||School of Museum of Fine Arts – Boston||Simmons College|
|University of Southern Maine||Springfield College||St. Lawrence University|
|Stonehill College||Stony Brook University||Suffolk University|
|Susquehanna University||Syracuse University||University of Vermont|
|Villanova University||Wake Forest University||Westminster School|
|Wheaton College – Massachusetts||Whitman College||College of William and Mary|