College Counseling

The NSU University School College and Guidance Counseling Department fosters the academic, personal, social and emotional development of the individual student. Counselors work cooperatively with parents, teachers, and administrators to create a supportive environment in which students can grow to become the best that they can be during their formative high school years. At the same time, the team helps students thoroughly understand their strengths, goals, and personal style so students can make the best college choices prior to graduation.

Support from the College and Guidance Counseling team is immediate and ongoing upon entry to our Upper School. Each student is assigned a counselor to help chart a path best suited to his/her needs within and beyond the classroom. More specifically, the counselor helps the student review academic progress, select courses based on his/her interests, abilities, and potential educational and career choices, and develop life-long skills such as decision making, organization and communication.

As post-secondary goals and college admissions take center stage, the student is assigned a specialized college counselor to guide him or her step-by-step through the college search and application process. College counselors provide continual support assisting each student one-on-one in completing applications, reviewing resumes and college essays, preparing for college interviews, accessing financial aid/scholarship information, and formulating an appropriate list of colleges. Students are also invited to attend a broad range of college counseling programs, including college tours and workshops, college fairs, private college info sessions, mock college interviews, and more.

The college counselors serve as liaisons between NSU University School students and universities. Our counselors participate in local, state, and national organizations and conferences to keep the universities informed about the quality of NSU University School’s education and its students. For additional details regarding college and guidance counseling resources, please refer to the right-hand side menu or call (954) 262-4532 or (954) 262-4406.