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 2007 – 2012 has enrolled at the following colleges and universities: 

Aberystwyth University
Penn State, University Park
Barnard College
Philadelphia University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Pitzer College
CSU, Chico
Princeton University
CSU, East Bay
Reed College
CSU, Sacramento
Rhode Island School of Design
Chapman University
Rocky Mountain College
Claremont McKenna College
San Francisco State University
College of the Atlantic
Santa Barbara City College
College of Wooster
Sarah Lawrence College
Colorado College
Sonoma State University
Covenant College
Stanford University
Dominican U of California
Syracuse University
Drew University
University of Arizona
Earlham College
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
Evergreen State College
UC Santa Cruz
George Washington University   
University of Chicago
Guilford College
University of Oklahoma
Hampshire College
University of Oregon
Hendrix College
University of Redlands
Humboldt State University
University of San Francisco
Iowa State University
University of Southern California
Kenyon College
University of Vermont
Lewis & Clark College
Ursinus College
Linfield College
Warren Wilson College
Maryland Inst College of Art
Wartburg College
Marymount College
Wellesley College
Middlebury College
Whitman College
Northeastern University
Willamette University
Occidental College
Williams College



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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