College Guidance Seminar

Earn academic credit for summer study.

Summer 2017: College Guidance Seminar/College Visitation Experience

week of August 14



Summer College Guidance Seminar provides students the opportunity to earn .25 required graduation credit hours in one week! Through active participation, students will learn the essentials of the college research, application and admission process. Topics covered include the Common Application®, The Coalition Application®, interview skills, college essay writing and completion, SAT, ACT, SAT IIs, APs, TOEFL, and other tests,and much more.

The week-long course will also offer college and university campus visits and tours.There will be breaks throughout the day (in addition to a one-hour break for lunch) and students will have opportunities to be outdoors.

The class is graded. Grades will be given according to Pennington's system, with an annotated teacher review of student performance.


Scott Doughty, director of College Guidance


Students beginning Grades 11- and 12 in fall 2017

ITEMS PROVIDED: Lunch, all course materials

ITEMS TO BRING: an iPad or laptop, personal snacks, and refillable water bottle


Week of August 14

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Some additional time will be required for assignments completed at home

$695 for students not enrolled at Pennington for 2017-18
$520 for enrolled Pennington students--enter code Penn2017 during registration checkout

We expect this course to fill up quickly; please click this link to register today!

Scott M. Doughty, B.A.E.S.
Director of College Guidance
Phone: 609–737–6117

Mr. Doughty’s relationship with Pennington spans approximately nineteen years: first as an associate director of admission for Carnegie Mellon University, where he actively recruited students from The Pennington School, and more recently as the School’s director of college guidance for the past thirteen years. During this time period, he has worked with approximately 1,400 seniors through the college admission process. Mr. Doughty also serves as a hall parent and shares the responsibility as co-head coach for the School’s varsity swim teams. A graduate of the University of Delaware and currently a graduate student at Drexel University, Mr. Doughty is an active member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC), and the Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counseling (PACAC). In addition, Mr. Doughty also has visited over 300 colleges and universities during his tenure at Pennington.

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For general camp questions, please contact Jeff Eckerson, Director of Summer Programs:summerprograms@