School Counselors

High school counselors and college/career counselors play a vital role in helping students and their families plan for college. That’s why career counselors are always welcome to visit us and our website.

Check out the latest campus updates, including information on the informatics program, in the Fall 2014 Counselor Newsletter.

Need more information about our undergraduate majors and minors? Or about financial aid?  

Please instruct your students to access our free online application, and counselors are encouraged to complete the Counselor Evaluation Form. The Counselor Evaluation Form can be included with your student’s official high school transcripts.

School Counselor may be interested in learning more about our History and Values and Points of Pride

Events for School Counselors

Counselor Workshop:  The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time:    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Where:  Widener University Main Campus

Register online for the workshop.

Widener University is proud to offer you and any member of your staff an inspiring professional development opportunity.

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

In conjunction with deans and faculty from Haverford College, Swarthmore University and other area institutions, this professional workshop will discuss how students benefit from obtaining a Liberal Arts Degree.  Additionally, we will discuss how as guidance counselors, you can begin the discussion with your students and make informed decisions about the value of a liberal arts degree.

In a 2014 study done by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the following findings underscore how important liberal arts College graduates will succeed in the global economy.

  • 9 of 10 employers want to hire graduates that have integrity, ethical judgment and the capacity for lifelong learning.
  • More than 75% of employers indicated that liberal arts graduates have the necessary critical thinking, complex problem solving and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Almost 75% of employers said they would highly recommend a liberal arts education to a high school senior as the best way to prepare in the global economy today.

Come join us! The workshop will help dispel negative stereotypes about a liberal arts degree and provide you with substantive information about how students engage in meaningful work and lead productive lives after graduation.

Please R.S.V.P by November 10th.  Questions on the workshop can be directed to Brion Morro at