Our college counseling program is designed to support and empower students to calmly, thoughtfully, and competently navigate their plans after graduating from Tampa Prep.
Helping to Support & Empower Students
Deciding what to do after graduating from Tampa Prep is one of the first significant life decisions students will make and own for themselves. We want our students to consider their values, passions, interests, and needs. From that foundation, they will research colleges, universities, and gap year programs that meet their criteria and evaluate how their credentials will position them for their next adventure.
We welcome freshmen and their families at any time with questions. Each Tampa Prep student will meet individually with their assigned college counselor in the spring of the sophomore year, a meeting in which a relationship will be established, and the counselor will begin to know the student and their family while offering thoughts on academic and broader goals. Our goal is not to launch into conversations about specific colleges, testing, and application techniques. Instead, we want to get to know our students as individuals.
Students learn to take ownership of their process, beginning with their junior year and right through their senior year. The most critical and thoughtful approach is with the student leading the way and the college office and family in support. This yields the best outcome for each student.
In addition to regular individual meetings, class meetings, guest speakers, emails, school newsletters, social media, and internet resources, the college office utilizes web-based technology from SCOIR. SCOIR creates an open and transparent link between the college office, the student, and their family, powered by the most comprehensive and practical database available for college research. Each student will receive a SCOIR account in the spring of the first year.
College Representative Visits
Seniors and juniors also benefit from having over 150 college and university admission representatives visit campus (in person or virtually) each year during the fall application cycle, giving each student yet another opportunity to advocate for themselves. Tampa Prep takes pride in the individual care and attention each student and family member receives from the college office.