The Emery/Weiner School’s College Counseling Program helps students and families navigate the increasingly complex and expensive college application process. Group information sessions translate the lingo, grade level meetings target the hot topics, advisory programs unravel the protocol, and individual counseling personalizes the options.
 
The Emery/Weiner College Counseling staff provides strong advocacy for its college applicants, both collectively and personally, by inviting college representatives to the school, communicating with admission officers directly, and presenting candidates in a compelling and timely manner.
 
A successful college search results in a positive fit between student and institution, a fit that maximizes personal growth and productivity. Thus, personal introspection coupled with aggressive investigation ultimately leads to informed decisions based on fact rather than superficial perception.
 
Through the four-year journey of self-assessment and college investigation, students develop a strong sense of personal direction, empowering them to take ownership of the college application process.
 
For more information, please contact the College Counseling Office.

Learn More About Emery’s Four-Year Plan Approach to College Counseling

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year

    Student Topics
    • What Colleges Look For
    • Student Responsibilities
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Summer Opportunities
    • Course Selection for Sophomore Year
    • Overview of Standardized Testing
     Parent Topics
    • What Colleges Look For
    • Helping Your Child Maximize Opportunities
     Testing
    • PSAT in October
  • Sophomore Year

    Student Topics
    • Preparing For College: How Am I Doing?
    • College Timeline for Sophomores
    • Summer Opportunities
    • Course Selection for Junior Year
    • Overview of Standardized Testing
    Parent Topics
    • Preparing for College: The Big Picture
    Testing
    • PSAT in October
    • SAT Subject Tests in Spring
    • AP Exams in Spring
  • Junior Year

    Student Topics
    • The College Application Process
    • Individual Family Meeting
    • Individual Meetings as Needed
    • Introduction to Naviance
    • College Planning Survey
    • How to Research Colleges
    • Making College Visits
    • Visiting with College Representatives at Emery/Weiner
    • Attending College Fairs and Presentations in Houston
    • Writing College Essays
    • Student Recommendation Form
    • Selecting Writers for Letters of Recommendation
    • Preparing for Standardized Exams
    • Course Selection for Senior Year
    • Drafting First College Application/Essay/Resume
    • Planning for Summer
     Parent Topics
    • The College Application Process
    • Individual Family Meeting
    • Introduction to Naviance
    • Attending College Fairs and Presentations in Houston
    • Making College Visits
    • Parent Recommendation Form
    Testing
    • Test Preparation as Needed
    • PSAT in October
    • SAT and ACT  in Spring
    • SAT Subject Tests in Spring
    • AP Exams in Spring
  • Senior Year

    Student Topics
    • Responsibility for College Application Process
    • Individual Student Meetings as Needed
    • Deadlines
    • How to File the Application
    • Application/Essay/Resume Review
    • On Campus and Alumni Interviews
    • Visiting with College Representatives at Emery/Weiner
    • Attending College Fairs and Presentations
    • Making Final Decisions
    • Saying Thank You
     Parent Topics
    • Supporting Your Student
    • Attending College Fairs and Presentations
    • Financial Aid Applications
    Testing
    • SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests as Needed

CEEB Code: 443539

College Counseling Team

List of 3 members.

  • Dr. Christopher Teel 

    Director of College Counseling
    832-204-5900 ext. 162
    Williams College - B.A.
    New York University - M.A.
    University of Texas at Austin - M.Mus.
    University of Texas at Austin - D.M.A.
    Truro Cathedral, Cornwall England - Organ Scholar
  • Mrs. Ashley Plaeger 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    832-204-5900 ext. 163
    Louisiana State University - B.A.
    Houston Baptist University - M.Ed
  • Mrs. Kate Bolen-Lourie 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    832-204-5900 ext. 167
    University of Texas at Arlington - B.A.