College Counseling

We’re here with you as you make your college plans.

Colleges and universities across the country and around the world know Worcester Academy as a school that prepares its students for whatever lies ahead. Our College Counseling Office mirrors our educational philosophy, helping every Hilltopper identify institutions of higher learning that reflect their individual interests, abilities, needs, and aspirations.

Our Mission is to:
  • Help each student make good educational choices;
  • Counsel students and parents through every phase of the college admission process; and
  • Support students’ submission of strong applications for admission.

We begin the process in earnest during junior year when our college counselors conduct programs and workshops, and hold one-on-one meetings with students and families—educating everyone about the many pieces of the college puzzle. In the fall of senior year we welcome admission reps from over 150 colleges and universities to our campus to meet and chat with interested students.
Our hands-on, personal approach to the college process, supported by MaiaLearning, our online college management system, gives Hilltoppers all the tools they need to make the right college choice.

The College Counseling Office is located on the first floor of Walker Hall. We look forward to your visits!

College Affordability & Funding

We partner with SMARTTRACK® College Funding High School Initiative to provide our families with free resources to help you plan ahead and pay less for college. 

SMARTTRACK College Funding

Smarttrack College Funding

Meet Our Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Tara Dowling

    Tara Dowling 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kelli Reyngoudt

    Kelli Reyngoudt 

    Sr. Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Marilyn San Inocencio

    Marilyn San Inocencio 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Mary Lassey

    Mary Lassey 

    Administrative Assistant to College Counseling & Assistant Ice hockey and Softball Coach