College Planning

We would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 on their college acceptances!

Aberystwyth University
Adelphi University
Albright College
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Bay Path University
Catholic University
Clark Atlanta University
College of Charleston
College of Saint Elizabeth
College of Saint Rose
College of Visual Art
Curry College
Dean College (2)
Drexel University (4)
Elon University (2)
Felician University
Fordham University
George Washington University (3)
Georgetown University
Gordon College
Hollins University
Iona College
Ithaca College (2)
La Salle University
Lasell College
LIM
Loyola University - Maryland (2)
Lynn University (2)
Marist College
Maryland Institute of College Art
Massachusetts College of Art
Montclair State University
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University (3)
Ramapo College
Rider University (2)
Roanoke College
Rutgers University (2)
Saint Peter's University
Seton Hall University
Suffolk University
SUNY Canton
Syracuse University
Temple University
The New School
University of Delaware
University of New Haven (5)
Wagner College

Like everything at Purnell, the college planning process is personal and individualized.

Our College Guidance Office will assist you in finding the right path for yourself after high school, whether that be at a college, university, or other option.

Purnell students at graduation


This way to college

There is a clear path to college from Purnell, with plenty of guidance along the way.

Sophomore Year

Students take the PSAT in both the 10th and 11th grades so they become comfortable with taking standardized tests. This test also serves as a benchmark for those planning to take the SAT or ACT.

Although there are many colleges that are test optional and some schools consider recommendations, essays and transcripts much more strongly than the SAT/ACT, we want to make sure that you are prepared should you want to take either test.

Junior Year

Students take the PSAT in both the 10th and 11th grades so they become comfortable with taking standardized tests. This test also serves as a benchmark for those planning to take the SAT or ACT.

Although there are many colleges that are test optional and some schools consider recommendations, essays and transcripts much more strongly than the SAT/ACT, we want to make sure that you are prepared should you want to take either test.

In our Seminar class you’ll determine what you are looking for in a college, figure out possible majors, and research colleges based on your interests. You’ll present information about two colleges to your classmates, practice interviewing skills, and begin visiting various colleges.

In April, you’ll attend the New Jersey National College Fair where you will meet representatives from various colleges around the world.

Senior Year

Our Senior English class places special emphasis on writing for a public audience. You’ll work on college essays and applications under the guidance of the College Guidance Office, the English Department during the fall term.

We’ll assist you in all aspects of the college application process throughout the year. We understand the anxiety surrounding this process and work closely with families to ensure that everyone’s needs are being met.

Naviance

Naviance has a variety of potential uses for families during the college search. Use the program to:

  • Link directly to college and university websites, and resources for scholarships, financial aid, and more
  • View student information, including test scores and grade point average
  • Compare a student’s statistics to past Purnell applicants to the same college or university
  • See when college admissions representatives are visiting Purnell

Connect to Naviance

Login information is provided to students and parents/guardians. Please contact the College Guidance Office if you need to reset your password or have any other questions.

Purnell Graduates are Prepared for Success

Our graduates are confident. They are responsible. They are self-advocates in their learning. They live and work well with others. With all this preparation, with all this experience, it is no surprise that Purnell has a 100 percent college acceptance rate.

We are proud to announce the Class of 2018's college decisions!

College Acceptance List

Transcript Requests

If you need records sent to an employer, school or other program, please complete our Transcript Request Form.

College Admission Representatives

Please contact our College Guidance Office at (908) 439.4025 for more information about scheduling a visit to Purnell.