Finding the Right Fit
At OVS, the College Counseling Office provides guidance to students and their families as they navigate the complex landscape of college admissions, starting in the freshman year and leading all the way through senior year as students fill out applications, write essays and ultimately decide where to attend.
We emphasize “right fit” in every step of the college application process. For us, it matters not the “name” of that college of choice. The most important service we can provide is to help our students find the colleges that “fit” them best, to identify and explore those schools that are going to fuel their ambitions, sharpen their talents, and shape their futures.
To that end, it is our duty and privilege to walk alongside students and their families through this process, helping them build their college lists, seek financial aid, prepare for the SAT and ACT, and provide feedback as they write persuasive and personal application essays that reflect who they are as students and contributors to their communities.
College admission and selection can be a stressful endeavor, but it is a rewarding one as well, one strengthened and made better by the teamwork of student, parent, and college counselor. It is a pursuit that engages the heart and mind with hope and anticipation, and one best tackled with investigation, preparation and a healthy dose of good humor.
Our graduates currently attend a diverse cross-section of colleges, including Babson, Brown, Boston University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Colorado State, Columbia, NYU, George Washington, Occidental, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and many more.
We’re proud of the fact that over the years the vast majority of OVS students, once they make their college choices, end up graduating from those schools they selected as high school seniors. It tells us we’re doing something right when it comes to helping them find the “right fit,” and that through this process they have discovered colleges that support their interests, passions and learning for the long term.
Congratulations Class of 2019!
So far this year, 29 seniors have earned admission to more than 103 colleges and universities, including those listed below:
The American University in Paris (3)
University of Alabama
California Lutheran University (3)
California Northstate University
California Polytechnic University, Pomona
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (2)
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Humbolt
University of California, Davis (6)
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside (4)
University of California, Santa Cruz (3)
Chapman University (3)
Colorado State University (2)
University of Connecticut (2)
Concordia University, Irvine
University of East London
The Evergreen State College
Hult International School of Business, London (2)
Indiana University at Bloomington
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of La Verne
Loyola Marymount University (2)
Maine Maritime Academy
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2)
Michigan State University
Northern Arizona University (2)
New Jersey Institute of Technology
The University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Oregon (3)
University of Utah
Pennsylvania State University
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of Roehampton
University of San Francisco
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Diego State University
Southern Oregon University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Washington State University