The College Application Process

The College of William & Mary once called the Common Application "the most humane invention of the last quarter century." But that doesn't mean that applying to college is easy. It's a process.

At Gilman, the formal college admissions process begins in January of the junior year, with the Junior Class College Night. In reality, the process begins when counselors speak at ninth and tenth grade form meetings. Though the boys are a few years away from submitting that first application, they are given early advice about what will matter to a college admissions officer.

The senior year begins with the Senior-Parent Breakfast. The program features a keynote address from a college admissions professional, giving attendees perspective on the singular year ahead.

Most importantly, our excellent college counselors provide support every step of the way.