The Oxbridge College Counseling Department provides students with opportunities, strategies, and resources to help make the college application process more accessible and comprehensible, such as the Naviance Career and College Curriculum and college visits to the school from a wide range of colleges and universities, workshops and meetings with small and large groups of students, and individual meetings to help students plan and complete college-related tasks. The purpose of this blog page is to inform Oxbridge parents and students about upcoming events, what is available in and out of our office, and current trends in college admissions, as well as to report on student college and career-related accomplishments and events and activities organized by the Oxbridge College Counseling Department. Contact us at CollegeCounseling@oapb.org.
- Craig Meister Quoted in The New York Times
- University of California-Berkeley Visits Oxbridge - Posted January 3, 2018
- Make the Most of Summer - Posted December 20, 2017
- Early College Acceptances - Posted December 13, 2017
Our very own Director of College Counseling, Craig Meister, was interviewed by The New York Times and quoted in an April 10, 2018 article by Erica L. Green about the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to probe colleges' Early Decision admissions practices.
“I would never assume as a high school counselor, that I’d have to tell them [Oxbridge students] there are official back channels that could hinder your chances of getting into other schools,” Mr. Meister said. “I don’t think it’s illegal to do, but it’s wrong to do. If there’s some coordinated policy, that is extremely concerning and warrants some sort of action.”
Learn more about this probe and Mr. Meister's thoughts in The New York Times. Congratulations Mr. Meister.
Students, make sure to mark your calendars and RSVP in Naviance Family Connection for University of California-Berkeley's visit to Oxbridge Academy. Mr. Jua Howard, Assistant Director of Admissions for UC Berkeley will meet with interested Oxbridge students on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in the College Counseling Office.
Students, please remember that if a college representative for a college or university that you are interested in is visiting Oxbridge Academy, make sure to reserve a spot for that college's information session beforehand, and no later than 72 hours beforehand, by clicking on the "colleges" tab within Naviance Family Connection, then clicking on the "view all upcoming college visits" link, and finally clicking where it reads "sign up" to the left of the name of collegeabout which you want to learn more. Parents are able to view upcoming visits on Naviance Family Connection but not sign up for them, as these visits are exclusively for students.
Your Oxbridge Academy College Counselors want you to make the most of your summer so that you learn a lot, enjoy yourself, and impress colleges that will ultimately receive applications from you in the future. To that end, parents and students of all grade levels are invited to attend our January Cookies, Coffee, & College Counseling Confab on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the dining hall to learn more about how to find, research, and take part in meaningful, valuable, and educational summer activities. Please RSVP here by January 28, 2018.
College acceptances for members of Oxbridge Academy's Class of 2018 have started rolling in, and many more decisions will come in the few months. To date, roughly eighty colleges - including MIT, Penn, Duke, Northwestern, Rice, Tulane, Georgia, Villanova, Lafayette, NYU, and Alabama - have accepted our students for Fall 2018. Click HERE to see a complete list. Congratulations seniors!