College Counseling at Darrow

The role of College Counseling at Darrow is to push students to think creatively about what college is and what it should be. These are big, important questions but the process of answering them can be fun and exciting.

We work with each student (and parents) to define a selection list that fits his or her goals, talents, and interests. 

We know their personalities, learning strengths, and the type of environment in which they will thrive and succeed. We are at the student’s side throughout the process, acting as advocate, resource, and adviser.  In the end, the college search is about finding a place where you can continue to learn, grow, and expand upon the person you have become at Darrow. Our College Counseling service will help you find that place, apply, be accepted, and make it a reality.  

About Nicholas Forcier

Nicholas Forcier, Director of College Counseling, received his master's degree from Stony Brook University  and earned his bachelor's degree at SUNY College at Oneonta. Originally from Oregon, he has spent the last 20 years living in the Northeast, in both New York and Vermont. As an admission officer for Binghamton University and then Bennington College, he traveled all over the world (33 countries) to talk to students about higher education in the United States. He studied social sciences in college and graduate school, and wrote his graduate thesis on the use of non-state actors in achieving foreign policy objectives.


College acceptances are celebrated by the entire Darrow community. 

Here’s a list of 2016 acceptances (bold type indicates colleges students have chosen to attend):

Adams State University
Drexel University
Marquette University
Siena College
University of the Pacific
Albany College of Pharmacy
Earlham College
Mercyhurst University
Stony Brook University
University of Rochester
Albright College
Eckerd College
Michigan State University
Suffolk University (3)
University of San Diego
Alfred University
Emerson College
Montgomery College
SUNY Albany
University of San Francisco
Becker College
Evergreen State College
Morehouse College
SUNY Buffalo
University of Southern California
Beloit College
Fort Lewis College
New School
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
University of Tulsa
Bowling Green State University
Georgia State University
Ohio University
SUNY Purchase
University of Oregon
Brevard College
Guilford College
Pace University
Susquehanna University
University of Tampa
Bucknell University
Goucher College
Pacific University
Syracuse University
University of Vermont
Caldwell University
Green Mountain College
Parsons School of Design
Union College
University of West Georgia
California Institute of the Arts
Hartwick College
Pennsylvania State University
University of California Davis
Vassar College
Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
Haverford College
Plymouth State University
University of California Riverside
Virginia Commonwealth University
Carleton College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Plymouth University (UK)
University of California San Diego
Washington & Jefferson College
Champlain College
Hood College
Portland State University
University of California Santa Barbara
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Clark University
Ithaca College
Quinnipiac University
University of Colorado
West Virginia University
Clarkson University
Johnson & Wales University
Ripon College
University of Connecticut
Willamette University
Colby-Sawyer College
Kingston University (UK)
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Hartford
Wilson College
Colorado Mesa University
Keene State University
Roger Williams University
University of Idaho
Whittier College
Colorado School of Mines
Kenyon College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
University of Kentucky

Colorado State University
La Salle University
St. Mary’s University Minnesota
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Columbia College Chicago
Lesley University
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Massachusetts

De Montfort University (UK)
London South Bank University (UK)
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of Miami (2)

Denison University
Lynn University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of New Hampshire

Dickinson College (2)
Manhattanville College
School of Visual Arts
University of Oklahoma