At Oliverian, we believe that post-secondary planning is more than just gaining admission to college. It is also an important opportunity for meaningful self-discovery. A good understanding of one’s own interests, strengths, and weaknesses is an essential foundation for the process.
So we treat the college planning and application process as an invaluable opportunity for students to practice many of the skills that college itself will demand of them: time management, initiative-taking, follow through, and interpersonal skills, among others. Each student’s academic advisor, in collaboration with the academic director/college-counseling director, provides an appropriate level of support and guidance while empowering the student to demonstrate the initiative and follow-through necessary to complete the process.
We help every student proactively engage and prepare for the customary college admissions milestones, such as PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation, college research, college visits, college application, and college selection. Along the way we work to foster the self-knowledge and critical thinking necessary to make the best choice of college possible. In the spirit of encouraging autonomy, engagement, and confidence, the level of support we provide differs for each student depending on their ability to navigate the process on their own.
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LIST
Over 90% of Oliverian graduates matriculate directly to college or university; Oliverians have attended a wide variety of post-secondary institutions, including:
Charleston Southern University
Claremont Colleges – Pitzer
Colorado State University
Connecticut Culinary Institute
Johnson State College
Keene State College
Loyola University of Chicago
Lyndon State College
Montana State University
Montclair State University
St. John’s College
St. Mary’s College of MD
St. Olaf College
SUNY – Alfred
SUNY – Albany
SUNY – Binghamton
SUNY – Plattsburg
The College of Mount Saint Vincent
University of Alaska – Fairbanks
University of Arizona
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
University of Hawaii – Hilo
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kentucky
Evergreen State College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Southern College
Green Mountain College
High Point University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Mount Saint Mary College
Northern Arizona University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oregon State University
Pratt Institute Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts, NYC
University of Maine – Orono
University of Massachusetts
University of Montana
University of New Hampshire
University of Northern Colorado
University of Puget Sound
University of Rhode Island
University of South Carolina
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin
Virginia Wesleyan College
Warren Wilson College
West Virginia University
Western State College
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS (SAT/ACT)
For your convenience, registration information for college entrance exams is provided below.
Please follow the ACT test and SAT test links and register your son or daughter directly on those sites. Once your registration is complete, please forward your child’s admission ticket to the school.
Julie Gaffey is your on-campus support for ACT and SAT registration. Please do not hesitate to contact her should you have any questions regarding the registration process, or if you believe your son or daughter might qualify for accommodations on any of the college-related testing. Transportation is provided to off-campus test sites on the different testing dates by Oliverian free of charge.
ONLINE POST-GRADUATE PLANNING RESOURCES
The following links can assist with the college research and application process:
An easy-to-use search tool. Part of the College Board website, you can use your College Board password to save your searches and to find schools that are a match for your SAT scores.
Colleges That Change Lives
One of the most popular college search resources for Oliverian students and families.
University & College Newspapers
Link to college newspapers – reading them can provide great insight into a school’s culture.
E Campus Tours
Virtual tour of campus allows you to see 360 view from a variety of locations around a campus.
Information about the growing movement for recovery programs on college campuses.