College Counseling          

Midland often transforms the lives of young people and, in doing so, prepares them for college, where they will have a transformational experience of a different nature. Ideally, the college search process aligns with this process, in that it forces students to examine themselves and to identify what they want from life and from their education. If students can truly understand who they are and what they want, then finding the right college becomes almost easy. To facilitate this transformation, the college counselor, parents, admissions representatives, and Midland faculty must require students to take ownership of the process.

Ultimately, students are responsible for their own education. The process of applying to college tests their readiness to take on this responsibility, while Midland’s college counselor provides skillful support for this individualized journey. A Midland education provides students with a strong foundation – as learners and resourceful citizens – to get a good education anywhere. Midland’s college counseling process matches our graduates with colleges, universities, and gap year programs well-suited to each student’s individual interests, plans, talents, skill sets, and needs.

The goal of Midland’s college counseling office is to provide the tools, resources, and support that will enable students to navigate this milestone, each step of the way.

College Matriculation:
At least one student from Midland’s graduating classes of 2010 – 2014 has enrolled at the following colleges and universities: 

Barnard College
Middlebury College
Bates College
Montana State University, Bozeman
Boston University
Northeastern University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Parsons The New School for Design
Clark University
Penn State, University Park (2)
CSU, East Bay (2)
Philadelphia University
CSU, Sacramento
Pitzer College (2)
Chapman University
Quest University Canada (2)
College of the Atlantic (3)
Reed College
College of Wooster (2)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)
Colorado College (2)
San Francisco State University
Cornell University
San Jose State University
Covenant College
Sonoma State University
Drew University (2)
Tufts University
Embry-Riddle (2)
Tulane University
Evergreen State College (2)
UC Berkeley
George Washington University
UC Davis
Guilford College (2)
UC Los Angeles
Hampshire College (2)
UC Santa Cruz (3)
Hendrix College (3)
University of Oklahoma
Howard University
University of Redlands
Humboldt State University
University of Southern California (2)
Iowa State University
Ursinus College
Kenyon College (3)
Wartburg College
Lehigh University
Wells College
Lewis & Clark College
Wellesley College (2)
Loyola Marymount University
Whitman College (3)
Marymount College
Willamette University



Living Midland's Mission

Midland sets the bar high for education and life beyond Midland. The transformational experience of applying to college, while serving Midland’s purpose of college preparation, ultimately helps prepare students for life.


Lynda Cummings, Midland's College Counselor, meets with students regularly on an individual basis.




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