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Meet our College Advisor: Lynn Gibson

If you are new to The Oaks Secondary Program, I would like to introduce myself as the Director of College and Career Counseling. All three of my children are graduates, so The Oaks has been an integral part of my family's life for a long time. I am eager to work with your family to make your life a little easier when pondering your student’s options after high school. Whether you are considering a college or university close to home or far away, a community college or vocational school, a military academy or a military enlistment, I am here to help you navigate the process and make it not only less intimidating, but hopefully memorable.

Important Dates

Specific information for the following will be posted on The Oaks Current School News page each year, with many dates available in the School Calendar

• The PSAT test is held each fall at The Oaks. The PSAT test is mandatory at The Oaks for juniors. We also welcome sophomores and freshmen to take it for practice.

• AP Exams: The Oaks offers all AP exams at our school. Registration and payment for AP exams will be in the fall.

• The SAT is no longer a requirement for graduation. We will still offer students an SAT School Day in March, but it will be after-school and optional. 

• My office is stocked with college catalogs and viewbooks, financial aid information, and many more resources. Please stop by and take advantage of this information.

• A national college fair is hosted in Spokane each fall. This is an opportunity to visit with college admissions representatives from over 100 colleges and universities. Details will be forthcoming.

• Finally, remember to tell your students... when it comes to preparing for college, high school grades matter. Whether you are a freshman, senior, or in between, your high school grades are an important component of your college application package. Beginning freshman year, you only get one shot at a “Cumulative GPA.” If you do your best to God’s glory, you will ensure yourself a host of opportunities in the future.


Student Services

Seniors, you are my highest priority and I am ready to help you finalize your school selections and help you with your college applications.

Juniors, you are next on my priority list and I can help you investigate the colleges or programs that interest you and strengthen your high school resume. I also offer a career assessment test (Myers Briggs) that students have found helpful.

Sophomores and Freshmen, my goal is to meet you and hear your interests and help assess your strengths, not only to assist you in eventually investigating a college or vocational program that is a “fit” for you, but also to steer you toward potential scholarship opportunities.

Our graduates have been accepted to a variety of colleges and universities

Albany University, SUNY
Allegheny College
Apollo College
Arizona State University
Azusa Pacific University

Bangor University, Wales
Baldwin Wallace University
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Baylor University
Baylor University, Honors
Belmont University
Bethany College

Bethlehem College & Seminary
Berklee College of Music
Bethel College
Binghamton University, SUNY

Biola University, Torrey Honors
Boise State University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
California Baptist University
California State University

East Bay Calvin College
Carleton College
Carroll College
Cedarville University
Claremont McKenna College
Colorado Christian University
Colorado Mountain College

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Concordia College
Cornish College of the Arts
Corban University
Covenant College
Creighton University
Culinary Institute of America

Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Dordt University

Delft University (Netherlands)
Drexel University
Duke University

Eastern Washington University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

George Fox University
George Mason University
Gordon College
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University
Grove City College

Harvard College
Hillsdale College
Houghton College
Iowa State University
Johnson & Wales University
Kalamazoo College

LeTourneau University
Lewis and Clark College
Liberty University
Lipscomb University
Loyola Marymount University

Manhattan University
Master’s University
Messiah College
Millikin University
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Mississippi College
Montana School of the Bible

Montana State University
Montana Technical University
Moody Bible Institute
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College

New St. Andrews College
North Idaho College
Northwest Christian University
Northern Arizona University
Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest University
Northwestern University,
McCormick School of Engineering
Northwestern University

Medill School of Journalism

Oklahoma City University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Otterbein University

Pacific Lutheran University
Penn State University
Pepperdine University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Portland State University

Reformation Bible College
Rhodes College
Rider University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Engineering College

 Saint Louis University
Samford University

San Diego Christian College
San Diego University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art & Design
Seattle Pacific University
Spokane Falls Community College

Stanford University
St. John’s University
Syracuse University

Taylor University
Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University
Texas State University
The King’s College
Trinity Christian College (IL)
Tulane University, Honors

Union College
United States Air Force Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy

University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Arizona, Honors
University of Denver

University of Hawaii – Hilo
University of Iowa
University of Idaho
University of Montana
University of Montana

University of New Haven
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon, Clark, Honors
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of San Diego

University of Southern California
University of So. California,
Annenberg School for Communication
University of St Andrews (Scotland)
University of Texas Dallas
University of Washington
University of Washington Bothell

Vanderbilt University
Vanguard University
Washington State University
Washington State Univ., Honors
Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Western Washington University
Westminster College

Westmont College
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Willamette University
Xavier University