College Advising: Goals and Objectives
College Advising at Camelot Academy relies on our understanding of each student as an individual, as well as on your being candid in explaining what your hopes are for the future. Your strengths as a student, both in performance and in potential, taken together with your extracurricular interests and accomplishments, provide a framework for our presentation of you as an individual. Your honest assessment of your aspirations enables us to work together in selecting those colleges and/or universities that are appropriate for your consideration.
The process of college admissions should be viewed as a learning experience, a means by which you discover more about yourself and your capacities. To this end we hope that you and your parents will explore together the reasons for college preferences and that you consider first a wide range of institutions before narrowing your choices to a reasonable number for final application.
Colleges use many criteria in selecting a freshman class; the importance of each varies from college to college and from year to year. In almost every case the final decision rests with a committee, not with an individual. We believe that the following aspects are most influential:
- Evidence of intellectual interest and stamina.
- Show willingness and a demonstrated ability to contribute talents and personal attributes to the college community.
- Display initiative in the pursuit of goals and the spirit to persevere.
How can these qualities be demonstrated in presenting a student's credentials? Certainly not by any one single feature, whether it is the transcript, the test scores, a resume of activities, recommendations, the interview, or the essay. Rather, it is the combination of all these factors that provide the basis for decision It is our task, as well as yours, to make vivid and unique each element of the whole, reflecting accurately who you are and what you have accomplished.
Camelot Academy is a member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), a 2,300-person regional affiliate of NACAC that serves nine Southern states and the Caribbean.
Camelot Academy affirms the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP), a code of ethical conduct that articulates the responsibilities of college members, secondary school members, and independent counselor members in the admission process. Camelot Academy also affirms NACAC's Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admission Process.