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Common Application Information

Useful Websites

College Search

College Board


The Common Application
Application for over 300 selective college and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs.

The University of California Pathways
The University of California’s online undergraduate admission information and application network.

Coalition Application

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

Free application for federal student aid

Student guide to financial aid

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
The financial aid application service of the College Board

Scholarship search service.

College Essays

Essays That Worked from Tufts University

Essays That Worked from Connecticut College

Essays That Worked from Johns Hopkins University

College Essay Guy

Suggested Reading


  • Best Buys in College Education
  • Profiles of American Colleges

College Board:

  • College Handbook
  • Scholarship Handbook
  • International Student Handbook
  • Meeting College Costs: What You Need to Know Before Your Child and Your Money Leave Home


  • Guide to Colleges


  • College Guide for Performing Arts Majors
  • College Guide for the Visual Arts Majors
  • Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD
Princeton Review:
  • America's Best Value Colleges
  • Visiting College Campuses

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College Counseling Forms

Student Athletes

The Williston Northampton School
19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root.

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels in 35 sports to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
Whether graduates of Williston Academy, Northampton School for Girls, or the Williston Northampton School, our alumni are an engaged and supportive part of the school’s family. No matter where they are in the world, our alumni believe in doing good well.
Giving to Williston supports the ongoing life and mission of the school. We invite you to explore how to help advance and sustain our special learning environment.
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