College Counseling


Sugar Bowl Academy provides a comprehensive college admissions program to give every student a wide range of options upon graduation. In the spring of their sophomore year, students begin college planning by focusing on academic scheduling, the college search, standardized test preparation and the application process. Our goal is to match students with appropriate post-graduate plans, sometimes independent of continued competitive skiing. 

To achieve this goal, we work closely with students and parents to develop suitable academic course loads and personalized college lists. Additionally, we provide students with opportunities to visit colleges and universities and meet with coaches while on ski-related travel. As juniors, students enroll in an SAT preparation course scheduled around heavy travel; as seniors, they attend workshops on essay writing and the application process.

Once college lists are finalized, students work closely with our Director of College Counseling to complete individual applications, receive necessary teacher recommendations and submit final applications and any supplemental paperwork. We are confident that students will graduate from Sugar Bowl Academy with a broad range of schools from which to choose. 

The SBA staff took an active role in guiding our son through the process from start to finish. With their help in keeping him focused on the details of the admissions process, we were able to focus our time with helping our son think through his college options. It was an effective team effort and far less stressful than we expected.
— SBA Parent
Recent College Acceptances

  • American University
  • Babson College
  • Bates College
  • Boise State University
  • Boston College
  • Colby College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Idaho
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Dartmouth College
  • Denver University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard University
  • Hobart College
  • Ithaca College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Middlebury College
  • Montana State University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northeastern University
  • Occidental College
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Santa Clara University
  • St. John's University
  • Saint Michael's College
  • Saint Lawrence University
  • Seattle University
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Skidmore College
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • U.S.M.A., West Point
  • Univ. of CA, Berkeley
  • Univ. of CA, Davis
  • Univ. of CA, Los Angeles
  • Univ. of CA, Santa Barbara
  • Univ. of CA, Santa Cruz
  • Univ. of Chicago
  • Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
  • Univ. of Mass., Amherst
  • Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Univ. of New Hampshire
  • Univ. of Oregon
  • Univ. of Puget Sound
  • Univ. of Rochester
  • Univ. of the Redlands
  • Univ. of San Francisco
  • Univ. of Utah
  • Univ. of Vermont
  • Univ. of Wyoming
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Washington State Univ.
  • Western State College
  • Westminster College
  • Willamette College
  • William Smith College
  • Williams College
  • Whitman College