College Counseling

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Our entire ethos as a community is to prepare students for what’s next. NEIA innovators take a journey of self-discovery to identify their passion, find their purpose, and bring their ideas to impact. The college admissions process is the next step on that journey.

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Student Life Experience

  • Letters of Recommendation help
  • College launch program (Grade 11)
  • Support to develop a thoughtful and balanced college list
  • Circle Groups—Grade 12 innovators lead small group discussions with Grade 11 innovators about the college process
  • College fairs

Family Experience

  • Individual and family meetings
  • What’s Next workshops
  • Financial Aid application guidance
  • Case Study—a mock trial through the admission process
  • Additional Pathways—gap year programs, community college, internships, careers, and more
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Prepared for what
comes next

We are here to help students navigate the experience through a simple process that begins in grade 9. At NEIA, our team works with students and families to ensure we have an open and collaborative approach. With that in mind, we provide an easy-to follow timeline and various resources to help navigate the process.

Our students understand the value of teamwork, are adept at navigating change, and have real-world experience—precisely the types of skills colleges and universities seek.While the college admissions process can be stressful, we are confident that NEIA students will leave our community feeling self-assured and prepared. We approach this experience as we do all things at school with an open mind, a dash of grit, and a good
sense of humor.

NEIA offers a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to support students and families throughout the academic journey. For students, we provide expert academic advising, interview practice sessions, and intensive programming through our Success Days, helping them navigate the application process with confidence. College representatives visit our institution, fostering direct connections and information sharing. We also offer guidance in discovering summer opportunities, developing impressive resumes, and honing their storytelling skills through our “Tell your story” Workshop. With our tailored support and resources, we empower students and families in making informed decisions, succeeding academically, and exploring various pathways for their future endeavors.

Are we providing students with the intellectual tools and experiences to have the flexibility to adapt to a changing world?


Whether you're seeking more information about our grade 7-12 academy program, summer programs, or have any questions at all, this is the right place to start. Please take a few minutes to fill out this form, and our dedicated team will get back to you as soon as possible.