Laguna Blanca’s College Counseling empowers students to take responsibility for their own college admission process, viewing the process of growth and maturation as a component of the school’s curriculum. Frank Sachs put it best: “College admission is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” In an age of increasingly competitive admission to the nation’s best colleges and universities, this statement rings ever more true. We impart to our students the confidence to carefully research the rich array of opportunities in higher education, ultimately selecting the institution that best fits and serves their unique characteristics and needs. Similarly, we believe that choosing a college based upon an arbitrary ranking or its popular prestige is misguided and counterproductive. Our office aids in this process of discovery and self-awareness, urging students to take ever greater ownership over this critical life transition process, developing the powers of self-reflection needed to make a choice that rings true. As an institutional member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, Laguna Blanca subscribes to the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice
, a document that makes clear the high ethical standards that ought to accompany the college admissions process.