Counselor Resources

Mount Holyoke values our counseling partnerships, both with school counselors and with community-based organizations. The information below is intended to serve as a general resource and starting point. For more detailed updates, we invite you to sign up for our counselor newsletter or be in touch with our Admission Staff.

2020 Contingencies

We know that the ongoing impact of COVID and more recent incidents of natural disaster have created extraordinary circumstances for many of our prospective families. In acknowledgement, we’ve removed our application fee for fall applicants. Counselors, we applaud you for the work you’re doing in keeping students focused on their college goals amidst the many disruptions of 2020. Should you have a student impacted and in need of additional time to submit application materials for the 2020 cycle, please encourage them to contact our office.

Sign up for our Counselor Newsletter

Every six weeks, we’ll update you with a word from Dean Leykia Nulan, need-to-know Admission Office items like news and events, and a Mount Holyoke fun fact.

Counselor Portal

We’ve established a portal for counselors through Slate.org!  This free platform allows you to submit applicant documents, view applicant checklists and track admission decisions. Register for the counselor portal >

InitialView

The InitialView platform allows students to view 90-second pitches from colleges all over the country — view Mount Holyoke’s pitch here. When students “high five” their favorite schools on the platform, it guarantees a response from their admission counselor. We’re excited to connect with interested students in this way!

Why a Women’s College

Need some talking points to initiate – or continue – a conversation about a women’s college? Our Why a Women's College page is your resource.

By the Numbers

We want to be clear: our admission process isn’t just about facts and statistics. But since we do understand that some of your students ask what a “typical admit” might look like, here are some general guidelines to help you advise your students.

Get to know the Community

How to describe Mount Holyoke students? Intellectually adventurous, driven, community-minded. Read some of their stories. Prefer videos? Try our Quick Look series.

Visit Us, Virtually

The best way for students — and counselors — to learn more about Mount Holyoke is to experience it for themselves. We’ve worked hard to replicate the campus visit experience in the virtual space and hope you’ll agree!

Find your Admission Counselor

Visit our Admission Staff page. Click on the profile link to find our contact information and get to know us a bit better.

Need a Panelist?

Ask us! We’re expert at conveying the value of gender-diverse women’s college, of course. But we’re also happy to represent the selective liberal arts college perspective, talk about our thriving Five College Consortium, or host an essay-writing workshop.