College Counseling

College Counseling

At Steamboat Mountain School, our priority in the College Counseling office is finding the right fit for the individual student.  We want to empower students to be independent, self-aware, curious, and responsible agents of their lives and of their academic choices. Our college counselor works collaboratively with juniors and seniors and encourages them to research a variety of colleges and universities that will be good matches for them, both as students and as individuals. Although many students begin standardized testing and college planning in sophomore year, the formal college process begins in the second semester of the junior year and continues throughout senior year.


A clear set of objectives, a variety of tools, and an understanding of each student as an individual makes the college application process successful for students and their families. Click here to view the Steamboat Mountain School College Handbook.

High school parents report that senior year for their students can be stressful and confusing. Pressure to get into the "right" college, and the complexity of how to do so, are listed as the biggest concerns. The college counselor works with students individually and in small groups  This rare one-on-one assistance is one of the best features of our college preparation program. Parents are kept informed during the process and are educated along with their students.

The Steamboat Mountain School College process also makes use of Naviance online software, a state-of-the-art college application software.  Using Naviance allows students and their counselors to keep track in one location of pending or completed applications, essays, and letters of recommendation.  Even when foreign travelers and competitors are on the road or home for summer vacation, they may continue to work on college applications.

Click here to start working with Naviance!

The Steamboat Mountain School CEEB code is: 061312

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Adrien College
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Bates College
Beloit College
Bowdoin College
Bucknell University
California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obisbo

Carleton College
Carroll College
Chapman University
Colgate College
College of Charleston
The College of Idaho
Colorado College

Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University

Cornell College
Cuesta College
DePaul University
Emory University
The Evergreen State College
Fordham University
Fort Lewis College
Front Range Community College

Furman University
The George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Humboldt State University
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlia, Israel

Ithaca College
Lakeland College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College

Loyola University Chicago
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Montana State University, Bozeman

The Naropa University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Michigan University
Occidental College
Pace University
Pepperdine University

Portland State University
Quest University
Reed College
Regis University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Saint Michael’s College
St. Lawrence University

San Diego State College
Santa Barbara City College
Sierra Nevada College
State University of New York at Albany
Texas A&M University
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University of California, Santa Cruz
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University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Montana

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University of New Hampshire
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University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
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University of San Diego

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University of Washington
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Western Washington University
Westminster College
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Whitman College
Whitworth University
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