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College Advisement

The Office of College Advising assists students and their families in successfully navigating the college selection and admissions process. There are thousands of post-secondary institutions to choose from and selecting the right one can be rather overwhelming.

In addition to individual appointments, college-related speaker and information seminars for parents and students, Lausanne assists our students in managing the college application process. While we anticipate heaviest usage among our juniors and seniors, many of our younger students and their parents will find this tool to be helpful in longer-term planning.

By asking the right type of questions and through careful introspection and consideration, we can work together to find a set of schools that are best aligned with your child's academic and extracurricular interests, career aspirations and financial aid requirements.

Performing well in classes and on standardized tests and demonstrating a strong commitment to community service and extracurricular activities are very important. But there are a number of resources and strategies that can be utilized to enhance a student's application and maximize the chances for gaining acceptance to the chosen schools.

We work to help Lausanne students position themselves in ways that make them highly competitive when applying for admission, including

  • assistance with essays and applications
  • guidance on summer academic/leadership programs such as the Summer Writing Workshop at Rhodes College and the PAVE program at Vanderbilt
  • SAT and ACT preparation courses

Our office works to establish and maintain relationships with admission offices throughout the country and abroad, and coordinate useful college information sessions for students. We research and advertise high quality career shadowing opportunities and write effective recommendation letters for students as they apply to universities around the globe.

Since all students are unique, one-on-one counseling is the most important things that we do. We are absolutely committed to helping all students at Lausanne achieve their placement goals and we are also available to meet with parents.

For further information or to arrange an appointment, please feel free to contact us.

John Hawkins
Director of College Advising