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Burr and Burton’s School and College Counseling program cultivates students’ academic and personal development throughout their high school years. School and College Counselors help students every step of the way, from their initial high school course selection to their transition to college or other post-graduate plans.

BBA Counselors are student advocates.They utilize an approach that recognizes the whole student, understanding that academic, personal and social development are intertwined. They collaborate with parents, advisors, teachers, special educators, mental health counselors, and others to support students and help them optimize their potential.

School and College Counselors work with students individually and in small groups, and also make periodic class presentations. Departmental programming covers many topics: how to balance classes and activities, career and college exploration, resume building, test-taking strategies, leadership development, decision-making, academic planning and more. Individual student conferences and family meetings yield personalized college lists that reflect a student’s interests, strengths, achievements and goals. Annual programs that address the needs of students and parents include: Junior Jumpstart, Senior College Seminar and Workshops, Fall College Fair/College Tour Field Trip, Senior Essay and Application Workshops, Fall College Night, Financial Aid Information Night, Flex Block Topical Presentations, Financial Aid Forms Night, Standardized Test Prep Courses, Mock Interviews and Spring College Panel and Workshops. Counselors also connect students with the more than 120 college representatives who visit Burr and Burton each year. Students receive hands-on support from counselors throughout the college application process.
Four Year College or University Matriculation Rate:  80%-85%
Two Year College or University Matriculation Rate: 5%
College-Bound Taking a Gap Year: 5%
Military Service: 1%
 
Burr and Burton graduates of 2016 and 2017 enrolled in the following four-year colleges and universities:

Adelphi University, American University, Arcadia University, Barry University, Belmont University, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Brigham Young University, Brown University, Bucknell University, California College of the Arts, Canisius College, Castleton University, Champlain College, Clarkson University, Coastal Carolina University, Colby College, Colgate University, College of the Atlantic, College of Charleston, College of the Holy Cross, College of William and Mary, Colorado State University, Columbia University, Curry College, Davidson College, Dean College, Delaware Valley University, Dickinson College, Duquesne University, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, East Carolina University, Eckerd College, Elmira College, Elon University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Endicott College, Fairfield University, Flagler College, Fordham University, Franklin Pierce University, Full Sail University, Geneva Business School, George Washington University, Gettysburg College, Gordon College, Green Mountain College, Hampshire College, Hartwick College, High Point University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hofstra University, Hunter College, Indiana University, Ithaca College, James Madison University, Johnson and Wales University, Johnson State College, Keene State College, Keuka College, Loyola University New Orleans, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, McGill University, Methodist College, Michigan State University, Montana State University, Mount Holyoke College, Naropa University, New York University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Nottingham Trent University, Paul Smith's College, Pennsylvania State University, Pepperdine University, Plymouth State University, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, Quinnipiac University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island College, Robert Morris College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Saint Anselm College, Saint Lawrence University, Saint Michael's College, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Scripps College, Siena College, Simmons College, Sophia University, Stonehill College, Stony Brook University, SUNY at Albany, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY College at Cortland, Syracuse University, Tokyo International University, Tokyo University of the Arts, Trinity College, Truman State University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of British Columbia, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Georgia, University of Hartford, University of Maine, University of Maryland College Park, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Michigan, University of New England, University of New Hampshire, University of New Haven, University of Northern Colorado, University of Rhode Island, University of Rochester, University of South Alabama, University of South Carolina, University of Southern Maine, University of Tampa, University of Vermont, University of Washington, Vermont Technical College, Villanova University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University, Warren Wilson College, Washington and Jefferson College.
Upon request, Burr and Burton will forward official transcripts to colleges or future employers.
Anyone who attended Burr and Burton Academy or Burr and Burton Seminary may release his or her official transcript by communicating with the school registrar, Mary Grabarz  (mgrabarz@burrburton.org).
Requests must include your full name while enrolled, year or years of attendance, date of birth, a current phone number as well as the name and address where the transcript is to be sent.


BBA School and College Counselors respect individual values while encouraging students to challenge themselves through rich academic and extracurricular experiences. They focus on helping students chart an intentional path through high school that prepares them for a variety of opportunities in their post Burr and Burton lives.

My counselor has been so helpful throughout the college process. She helped me find schools that would be the best fit, in addition to helping me with all application materials.
– Alison Leiter ’16

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