College Counselors

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jonathan Gottsegen '86

    Mr. Jonathan Gottsegen '86 

    Director of College Counseling
    University of Colorado - MA
    Colorado State University - BA
  • Photo of Maryann McArdle

    Ms. Maryann McArdle 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (802) 869-6235
    Vermont College of Norwich University - BA
  • Photo of John Zall

    Mr. John Zall 

    Head Boys' Prep Basketball Coach / College Counseling / Humanities Faculty
    Northeastern University - BS
    Trinity College - MA

College Counseling

At Vermont Academy, we enjoy helping our students tap their potential as scholars, athletes, artists, and humanists, and are committed to helping them communicate their strengths, passions, and ideas.
We strive to help our students find the colleges that match their abilities and interests and where they can be successful. From the moment they join our close-knit community, we work closely with our students to determine the right balance of academic challenge and extracurricular activity to serve them well on the road ahead.

A good college search and application process requires two bases of knowledge: self-knowledge and a thorough understanding of colleges and universities with programs and people that support and encourage student interests and abilities. We ask our students to examine their academic histories, their strengths and weaknesses, and their development as people as we begin to acquaint them with the numerous and different institutions and what may interest these schools in candidates for admission.

As our students become more familiar with their own needs, they typically generate excellent questions about colleges, programs, and services available to them after high school. Finding the right college fit is an important journey in self-awareness and one that asks our students to seek direction. At Vermont Academy, we are committed to providing them with the expertise, guidelines, and resources to make that process run both smoothly and effectively.

College Representatives

Vermont Academy subscribes to for scheduling visits from college admissions counselors. Please go to the website, search for our school and you will be able to see the available days and time slots. Please call our office at 802-869-6235 or you need assistance or email Maryann McArdle at

Please note that all visits will be done virtually for the 2020-21 academic year. 

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.