College Advising Staff

  1. Christine Abercrombie

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  2. Sarah Ahearn-Bellemare

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  3. Lori Baronas

    Testing Proctor, ELC & School Age Substitute Teacher
    College Advising Office
  4. Cynthia Barshov-Mandile

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  5. Sallie Batchelor

    College Advisor
    College Advising Office
  6. Jamie Brightman

    College Advisor, Phil & Rel Teacher
    Philosophy & Religion, College Advising Office
  7. Amanda Dawicki

    Assistant to the Office of College Advising
    College Advising Office
  8. Ann Deres

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  9. Nicole Duprey

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  10. Charlene Galenski

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  11. Roberta Gomarlo

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  12. Liz Hayes-Golding

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  13. Mike Jaklevic

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  14. Minhee Kang

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  15. Flo LaCascia

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  16. Greg Lauzon

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  17. Catherine Linberg

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  18. Justin Mickiewicz

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  19. Pat Moriarty

    College Advisor
    College Advising Office
  20. Melanie Onufrieff

    College Advisor
    College Advising Office
  21. Beverley Payne

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  22. Jon Ross

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  23. Mark Spencer

    Dean of College Advising
    College Advising Office
  24. Carolyn Strycharz

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  25. Jillian Strycharz

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  26. Tammy Thompson

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office
  27. Victoria Thompson

    College Advisor
    College Advising Office
  28. Casey Vollinger

    College Advisor
    College Advising Office
  29. Michael Zeoli

    Testing Proctor
    College Advising Office

Frequently Asked Questions

For current students, talk to your faculty advisor.  For new students, ninth- and tenth-graders should contact Ms. Hemphill, juniors should contact Dr. Hills, and seniors/PGs should contact the College Advising Office.

Students who want to play a sport in college at the Division I, IA, or II level, must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of their junior year. For more important information about NCAA academic requirements, please visit Athletic Recruiting.

Naviance is an online college search tool that helps students research potential colleges, keep track of their prospective and active applications, and estimate the likelihood of admission based on the results of previous Deerfield students’ grades and testing profiles as compared to each individual student’s personal academic record. All students are given access to Naviance in the fall of their junior year, and parents are given their own log-in information shortly afterwards.  Naviance is the site through which Deerfield submits the school’s portion of a student’s application materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation), so it’s important that students keep their application information up to date on Naviance.

There is no specific requirement for frequency of meetings, but most seniors meet with their advisor every two or three weeks to discuss their progress. Advisors may request more frequent meetings if a student is falling behind in the process, or around crucial times of the year (such as application deadlines).  Juniors will begin meeting with their advisor in late fall of junior year; they are encouraged to check in with their advisor about once a month.  Students can schedule meetings by visiting the College Advising Office on the second floor of the Boyden Library, emailing their college advisor, or using Outlook to request a meeting.

The College Advising Office sends a message to all sophomores each winter to invite them to schedule a meeting with a college advisor. In the summer before students’ junior year, the College Advising Office will send additional information about what students should be doing to prepare themselves for applying. In the late fall of their junior year, students begin the process in earnest, starting by filling out an information sheet that will help them, in conjunction with their college advisor, begin compiling a list of schools.

Deerfield is highly conscious of the needs of its student-athletes, and offers a wide range of NCAA eligible classes. The College Advising Office and Deerfield coaches are accustomed to assisting students seeking to play sports in college, and they are experienced in guiding students through the recruiting process. They will work with students to be sure they meet the NCAA requirements, and are in the best position possible to be recruited.

Contact College Advising

advising@deerfield.edu
413-774-1479
Fax 413-772-1128

Boyden Library, Second Floor
PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342