The Hotchkiss School considers the college search process to be an integral part of a Hotchkiss education. Through student-centered advising, the College Advising Office fosters independence, critical thinking, and supports students as they take the lead in their college process. We teach students how to develop a range of options for life after Hotchkiss, prepare authentic applications that represent their values and talents, and thoughtfully select the path that suits them best. We are guided in our work by the School's commitment to developing in each student a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity.
The College Advising Office represents Hotchkiss and articulates the School’s mission and values to colleges so that they will understand the Hotchkiss student experience. In turn, the office represents the college admission landscape to the various constituencies of the Hotchkiss community.