The College Counseling Department at UMS-Wright is dedicated to helping our students find the “right fit” in the college search process. Our office is comprised of three full-time counselors available before, during, and after school for the benefit of our students.
The College Counseling Office (CCO) is committed to the following:
- Stressing the importance of high school achievement in relation to one’s college choice;
- Encouraging and assisting students in taking advantage of available resources;
- Helping students to organize and prepare for the college application process;
- Working with students to prepare for college interviews and to work with college admissions representatives;
- Assisting with scholarship searches and necessary paperwork;
- Being an advocate for our students throughout the admissions process;
- Ensuring our students are encouraged and successful in the college search process.
Stressing the importance of high school performance and involvement, students receive quarterly classroom programming throughout the ninth and tenth grade. Beginning in the eleventh grade and continuing through twelfth grade, students and parents meet with the counselors individually to discuss and develop action plans for college applications.
Over the course of junior and senior year there are several programs in place to ensure that students are making the most our of the college search process. We have instituted interview classes, essay classes, and individual conferences with students to be sure that they are on the right track to be successful. Our office also sponsors a college campus tour each year for students to be able to visit colleges and universities across the country. From North Carolina to Texas, our students are offered three different tours during their high school years, each offering a wide variety of campuses and selectivity.
In addition to the formal programming, our students also have the distinct benefit of having college and university representatives visit UMS-Wright to inform and recruit students. Students have the opportunity to visit with representatives from prestigious schools without ever leaving the gates of UMS-W!
We are proud of the accomplishments of our students, and serve as advocates during the admissions process. Throughout the year, we also assist students in applying for scholarships and financial aid.
Most importantly the college counseling office prides itself on its welcoming environment and encourages parents to get involved early. Students and parents are able to meet with the counselors at any time.
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