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College & Academic Guidance

The goal of College Guidance is to assist you throughout the college admissions process. College Guidance makes recommendations based upon personal aspirations and talents, academic average and program, standardized test scores, Orthodox campus life, area of academic interest, extra-curricular activities, geographical preferences, and personal finances. College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Recommendations may include the selection of a particular school within a college or university.


Admission to college has become increasingly competitive. Students should broaden their choices whenever possible. College Guidance will continue to recommend additional schools where we feel our students can maintain an Orthodox life style. For example, this year HAFTR students applied to Brown University, Drexel University, Northwestern University, Penn State University, Rice University, Rutgers University, Syracuse University, Vanderbilt University, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, University of Miami, University of Michigan, and  schools to which they had very infrequently applied in the past.  As always, we will work with you on an individual basis to help you gain admission.

In addition to assisting seniors in every step of the college admissions process, our expanded College Guidance team provides guidance services to all students in the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. Each student is assigned to one counselor, who monitors the individual student’s academic progress, guides the student in course selection, assists the student on Naviance, and introduces the student to the college search process.

Mrs. Joan Parmet, Director [email protected]