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Award-Winning College Counseling

“From relationship-building with students, parents, and colleges, they take the stress out of the whole process.”

The college counseling process at Watkinson is student-centered and student-led. It involves an ongoing series of interviews, discussions, and evaluations; a thorough and realistic assessment of each student’s goals, achievements, academic records, and extracurricular activities; and a powerful presentation to colleges of everything a student has to offer.

Guided by our Director of College Counseling, Terry Ullram, who has been nationally recognized for his expertise, the process seeks to empower each student to find the right match with a school that truly “fits.” Terry is one of very few college counselors in the country — and the only one in all of Connecticut — to have received the “Counselors That Change Lives” Award from ctcl.org

A parent says...

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“We knew we wanted a student-led college process. We had heard such good things about the process at Watkinson from friends and neighbors who had children there that it really played into our decision to choose the school for our son.”

Liz Forrest, current parent, West Hartford

A college professor says...

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Professor Chambers recently had two Watkinson students in one of her courses. What she observed in their abilities and behavior “was exactly what we want to see from our seniors,”  Chambers says. “These students came in with those skills.”

Stephanie Chambers, current parent & Political science Professor at Trinity College
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Terry Ullram

Terry Ullram

Director of College Counseling

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