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College Advising

Guidance Counselor:  Della Hager
Email: della.hager@msd.edu

Phone:  301-360-2038
Fax: 301-360-1401
Location: Ely 129
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Support Services

College Advising

The MSD High School Guidance Counselor works with students to identify strengths, set goals and establish a strategy for college admission.  The Guidance Counselor serves in an advisory role until the student makes his/her final decision.

College Advising includes specific counseling and guidance with:

  • Helping to plan a challenging course schedule
  • Selecting the appropriate high school classes
  • Attending college fairs and open houses
  • Providing tips on how to visit a school
  • Advising which college admission tests to take and when to take them
  • Connecting students to information on various colleges and careers 
  • Recommending colleges to match academic profiles and career goals
  • Facilitating the application process
  • Sending transcripts and documents  to colleges
  • Writing letters of recommendation
  • Helping families understand how financial aid works, and connecting students to local scholarship opportunities



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