College Counseling

We emphasize a forward-looking approach to finding the right fit for each student in their pursuit of higher education. We pride ourselves on challenging the traditional norm of selectivity based on prestige, ranking, or exclusivity, instead of asking students and families to choose a university based upon how well the institution matches the interests and identity of each student.

Our college counseling department offers practical assistance, including discovery, testing, and applications. In addition, we can help families apply for need-based financial aid and direct students towards merit-based scholarships while guiding each student toward a program of study that aligns with their strengths, interests, and goals.

While Bosque families are introduced to concepts about college early in the upper school years, the formal college entrance preparation begins in the junior year. This process includes a weekly college seminar with a counselor, covering everything from applications to entrance essays. Each year, more than 100 college and university representatives visit the Bosque campus. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend these sessions to learn more about a particular school.

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  • If you're a college rep, learn how you can schedule a visit with our students

    Bosque welcomes college reps to visit our students and campus. Please use RepVisits to schedule your 30-minute visit during the school day. If you have any issues, please reach out to Amy Lucero, Registrar & College Counseling Coordinator. 
    Visitor parking is available at the main entrance, near the student drop-off and flagpole. The College Counseling Office is located in the Schoolhouse. The entrance to the Schoolhouse is next to the flag pole. Once you enter the Schoolhouse, please check-in at the front desk and our offices will be the 4th and 5th doors to your left. We look forward to seeing you on campus.
Naviance is a web-based technology program that will be used by the college counseling department to help manage the college search and admissions process. Family Connection is the website that students and families will use to access and share information with their counselors as they develop their post-secondary plans. Using Family Connection, students can research careers & colleges, take assessments & surveys, create goals & to-do’s and eventually, submit requests for transcripts & recommendations directly to their counselor. 
Congratulations to the Class of 2020. Together, the 58 graduates were admitted to 111 competitive colleges and universities located in 33 states and three foreign countries. They have chosen to matriculate to 38 different colleges and universities located in 19 states and two foreign countries. Together, this class earned $11.1 million in merit scholarships over their four-year university education. In addition, six students were recruited to play collegiate sports in Division I, II, and III; three students received full-ride scholarships; two students earned commended status in the National Merit Scholarship Program; two students were accepted to the prestigious UNM BA Medical Doctor Program, and one student received a Naval ROTC scholarship.

Intended Majors:
Health Careers 16%
STEM 21%
Fine Arts 9%
Humanities 25%
Undecided 18%

Upcoming Visits

Meet Our College Counseling Team

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    Mark Giesmann 

    University of Missouri - Master of Education
    University of Missouri - Bachelor of Science
    University of Missouri - Bachelor of Arts
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    Amy Lucero 

    Bosque School
    College Counseling Coordinator, School Registrar and 11th Grade Advisor