College Counseling

Finding the right College fit

As a college preparatory school, the entire Trinity-Pawling community works together to provide our students with the guidance and support they need to find success in college and beyond. Our dedicated college counseling team has an individualized and student-centered approach as they help each student navigate the college selection process

From researching and visiting to applying and interviewing, our Office of College Counseling strives to make the entire experience efficient, focused, and rewarding. 

Timeline and Process


Official School Profile

Virtual College Counseling Sessions

While nothing can be a substitute for working with the College Counseling team in person, we are excited to offer you this series of virtual information sessions with Directors of College Counseling Slade Mead, Scott Harff, and college admissions experts from Marist College, Colgate University, and more!

How will Remote Learning Affect the College Process?
Q&A with Slade Mead

How will the recent transition to remote learning affect the college process? Find out in this brief presentation by Director of College Counseling Slade Mead! He explains the important role of the College Counseling Office at Trinity-Pawling — now more than ever — and his goals for the Class of 2021 as they begin the college process this upcoming school year. Dive in!

College Counseling Information Session #1
Q&A with Mary Lou Kutchma

About the Speaker

Mary Lou Kutchma has been with Marist College for 20 years, and currently serves as the Director of Student Financial Assistance. She began her tenure at the College as Director of Student Employment, served as Associate Director of Financial Aid, and was promoted to Director of Student Financial Services in August, 2012. She oversees policy and procedures, financial aid awarding and packaging, verification, endowed scholarships and compliance for Student Financial Services. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree and her MPA from Marist College.

College Counseling Information Session #2:
Q&A with Tara Bubble

About the Speaker

Tara has been the Dean of Admissions at Colgate University (NY) since October 2018. As the Dean of Admissions, Tara is leading a long-term strategic planning process to ensure Colgate’s continued success and future ability to attract outstanding students. Tara received her bachelor and master’s degrees from Cornell University. As a true central New York native, she began her admissions career at Ithaca College and continued at Cornell University where she spent 14 years. 

Each college process is unique. Having now placed well over 1,000 students, I have yet to see two students with the exact same needs and goals. I hope to make the process enjoyable and rewarding for each Trinity-Pawling family, ensuring that it runs smoothly, on time, and garners a great outcome. 
Slade Mead
Director of College Counseling