Punahou seeks to provide both students and parents with the best information on college choices and admission requirements to aid in the application process.
All Juniors attend College Guidance during the first semester. Our intent is to make the student as knowledgeable about post-secondary educational opportunities as possible.
An extensive exploratory college conference is scheduled during the second semester for each junior. While a comprehensive report is sent home to parents following the conference, we encourage parents to attend the individual college conferences. Early in the senior year, a follow-up conference may be held to expedite college planning and application procedures.
Punahou college counselors maintain a collegial relationship with the administrative and admission officers of local and mainland colleges and universities. Academy deans and college counselors frequently visit colleges which have major appeal for Punahou students to maintain a close working association and improve communication about our applicants. These visits often include talks with alumni who are enrolled in college about their college choices, courses and activities.