College Counseling & Advising

GSSM offers highly personalized guidance and support to every student during the college search and application process.

Planning to the Max

You've done the work to get here. We help with that next step.

When you're ready to make your college plans, GSSM is ready to help you maximize your efforts. Our professional college counselors are experts because they have been on the inside of college admissions themselves. Their focus at GSSM is to guide you to the college or university that best fits you. They lay the groundwork to make sure that the colleges and universities you apply to know that you are an achiever and able to stand out on their campuses.

Counseling, dedicated to you.

Your personal college counselor walk you through discovering colleges and universities that are a good fit for you, finding scholarships and financial aid, writing your admission essays, and navigating NCAA athletics requirements. They'll give you all the help you need to put your best foot forward.

Best in class, best for you.

Our best-in-class approach to the college counseling process provides students and parents direction in discovering colleges that are a good “fit” for each student—academically, socially, personally, and financially. In this process students will learn more about their aptitudes, interests and why a good fit college is more than name recognition or prestige-- it’s about finding where you can succeed and launch your career or graduate school preparation.

It just makes sense.

We'll start slowly in your junior year as you participate in college planning information sessions and take your pick of opportunities to meet admission representatives from distinctive colleges that make it a point to stop by GSSM, in person or virtually, to meet our students.

You and your family will use SCOIR, an online service that keeps all of your application materials in once place and keeps families, college counseling staff, and colleges you're applying to all on the same page.

You'll discover that the thought and energy we put into college counseling is on par with GSSM's academic programs. It just makes sense.

Each student has at least one individual conference with their college counselor early in the spring, followed by optional parent/student meetings offered via Zoom or conference call. One-on-one college planning continues in the fall of senior year in College Planning Seminar II. GSSM’s college counselors also write letters of recommendation for each student applying to college.

College Planning Seminar II

This college planning seminar includes sessions on:

  • How to balance your college list
  • Completing the Common Application and Coalition Application
  • Applying for scholarships and need-based financial aid
  • Preparing for interviews

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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Jenifer L. Blair
Director of College Counseling & Advising
Contact Jenifer
843.383.3901 x 3984 843.332.8226 (direct)

Ms. Shakarean Hutchinson
College Counselor
Contact Shakarean
843.383.3901 x 3981

Mr. Larry Kalangie
College Counselor
Contact Larry
843.383.3901 x 1116