College Representative Visits

The College Counseling Office welcomes nearly 140 college admissions representatives to the SSA Senior School campus each fall to meet with interested students. Students should check the SSA calendar, under the College Counseling category, to learn about upcoming visits.

For College Representatives

Thank you for your interest in visiting Shady Side Academy! We look forward to having you on our campus. The College Counseling Office offers visits throughout the fall and does its best to accommodate admission officers’ busy travel schedules. Certain days and times may not be available, but we will work with you to find the best time for you and our students. Below you will find some helpful information about scheduling and preparing for your visit.

To schedule a visit, please contact us at

To learn more about our program of study, see the 2018-2019 School Profile.

What to Expect

  • All visits take place in the College Counseling Office in Rowe Hall.
  • Visits are scheduled in 45-minute blocks.
  • Students are asked to register in advance and sign in when they arrive.
  • Seniors may miss class for a visit if they have a teacher’s approval, but juniors may only attend during a free period.
  • You will have the opportunity to speak with one of our college counselors in addition to meeting with any interested students.
  • Due to Pennsylvania child protection legislation, someone from our staff must be present during your meeting with students.

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