The College Counseling Department at Sandy Spring Friends School helps students transition successfully from SSFS into higher education, and achieve their personal and professional goals.
The college counseling staff is committed to ensuring that every student and family receives the necessary support required to design and implement a successful plan for college. We want to enable our students to transition successfully from SSFS into higher education, and to achieve their personal and professional goals. The college staff works in collaboration with students, families, and faculty to facilitate the process.
We traditionally begin meeting and working with juniors in December, and support them throughout their senior year and beyond. Every student is given individualized attention through one-on-one counseling sessions, and each is encouraged to create his or her own path to college. We also meet with families and offer a series of college workshops, panel discussions, and information sessions throughout the school year.
The college counseling staff holds the belief that there is a school for every student, and one of our primary tasks is to help them to identify their needs and goals for college in order to help make the best possible choice.
2020-2021 AP Policy Update
For the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, there are changes to the AP Exam testing policy for this academic year. SSFS will not proctor AP Exams for students who are taking classes that are not offered at SSFS. Click here to see a list of the AP test we will be proctoring. If you have questions, please contact me, Candice Ashton, Interim Testing Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.