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College Counseling

MSR students emerge thoroughly prepared for the demands of a dynamic, competitive world. And it’s no wonder.

Your student has independently organized and managed their own complex academic projects, built  solar panels, researched and reflected on the nature of knowledge and creativity, secured a real-world internship and experienced real-world workplaces, written and directed a play, designed and launched a start-up, published a cookbook. They've practiced revolutionary thinking, voiced insightful opinions, collaborated with others toward a common goal, exerted newfound independence beyond home and school. Now it's time for the next step in their learning journey...

The college search and application process is an integrated part of real-life learning — a major life event and a decision that challenges students to make use of all they’ve learned so far, intellectual, social, and emotional. That’s why college counseling begins in ninth grade at MSR, progressively preparing your student for application and admission to their best-fit colleges and universities—those that fit their academic, social, and financial needs. We’re fortunate at MSR to have a collaborative team of faculty and staff that work daily to address the needs of the whole child. Below you will find timelines offering a sample of the topics the MSR college counseling program covers at each grade level.

College Corner, a class for ninth and tenth graders, gives them the opportunity to learn about different topics around college planning and career pathways. Additionally, we host admission professionals from colleges and universities. College admission representatives may schedule a visit on Scoir. Our college visit sessions are on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Seniors are able to meet on campus with the college counselor on Wednesdays and are strongly encouraged to schedule additional virtual meetings as needed. 

Program timeline



Welcome to College Counseling at MSR! I am Belinda J. Wilkerson, a certified professional school counselor with more than 40 years’ experience as an educator. You can learn more about my background here. I hope the information on this page and on our College Counseling Resources page will be helpful to you as you consider the college search and application process. If you have questions you about the MSR college counseling program, please feel free to contact me at the email address below.

Belinda Wilkerson, College Counselor


My son went on to a very competitive college after MSR, and he’s doing incredibly well — not a single blip academically. Even though classes are bigger, he has that mentorship mindset from MSR, so he’s connecting with his professors and loving his classes. I think the only thing he didn’t expect was how much he would miss it here.