College Counseling

Germantown Friends School has provided you with a wonderful start to what we hope will be a lifetime of learning. The next phase of your educational life is equally important. Use this website guide to assist you as you explore your options.

The college admissions process can be time-consuming, frustrating, and sobering. It has several components: searching, visiting, narrowing down your choices, and finally, applying. Ultimately, it is a decision-making process. 

What makes the GFS college counseling process unique is its individualized nature. Each of you has personal input into the selection of your counselor. Six faculty counselors representing all areas of the curriculum serve as our college counseling team increasing the likelihood that you will be working with a member of the faculty that not only knows you well, but with whom you have developed rapport.

All of our counselors, working with you and your parents, are ready to help guide you through this process.

We are happy to offer the college online advisory service Naviance which provides students and families access to Family Connection, a useful tool to help students explore and organize their college admission process.

College Application Timetable 2015-16

Do your best as you adjust to the routine and demands of Upper School life. Don't hesitate to ask your teachers and advisors for help or advice. That is why they are there. They want to help you succeed.

As you adjust to the Upper School, think about what courses and activities that you enjoy most.

Consider a summer internship, job or project in an area that you might be interested in pursuing or learning more about.

Important Dates


PSATs at GFS (10/11th grades)

Yarnall/West Room
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Multicultural College Fair

Westtown School
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ACT Test (not at GFS)


SAT & Subject Tests (not at GFS)


11th Grade College Night

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Check here often for important College Information.

College Counseling Office

Suzi Nam 
Director of College Counseling

Susie Choitz
Administrative Assistant
for College Counseling 

Office Phone: 215-951-2330
Fax: 215-951-2312 
SCHOOL CODE #: 393325

Naviance Login for Faculty

College Counseling Team