College Counseling

Marshall’s college counseling program is designed to provide students and their families with a comprehensive process for exploring post-secondary options. The process is highly personalized because the goal of our college guidance process is to assist students in finding colleges that best fit their needs and interests. Marshall’s director of college counseling meets individually with students to identify personal, academic, and co-curricular strengths and interests. The director also reviews student achievements and long-term goals for college and beyond when crafting each students college search process. Active advising by the director encompasses understanding selectivity of colleges, researching colleges, guiding standardized testing, helping plan visits to college campuses, completing college applications, crafting and revising college and scholarship essays, coordinating letters of recommendation, writing a personal recommendation for each student, guiding the process for applying for need-based and merit aid, which all leads to students choosing the campus that best fits them.

Marshall has a strong reputation among colleges and universities throughout the United States. Representatives from numerous colleges and universities personally visit with our students annually to provide information about their respective schools. The majority of graduates attend their first- or second-choice college. Recent graduating classes have averaged earning over $6 million dollars in scholarships to help pay for their college educations.

Click here to view the most recent College Counseling Profile.
Click here to view the most recent Course Description Book.

Are you a college representative?

We thank you for your interest in Marshall School. As an independent, college-preparatory day school for all genders, Marshall is committed to helping students find the right match for post-secondary education. The College Counseling Office welcomes over 100 college representatives to campus each fall, and we hope you will consider visiting as well.

Visit Guidelines
  • Marshall School operates on a semi-block scheduling system, with slight variations throughout the year. College representatives are welcomed to campus in the fall and spring, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 3:05 pm. As schedule variations do occur, please contact us no earlier than September 1 to schedule a visit for the fall. Seniors are allowed to miss class for college presentations, while juniors are encouraged to attend presentations during their free periods.
  • To schedule a visit, please phone (218) 727-7266 x131, or email the College Counseling Office at
Directions to Marshall School
  • To reach Marshall School from Interstate 35: Exit at Mesaba Avenue (256A). Take Mesaba Avenue straight through the Central Entrance intersection. Mesaba Avenue becomes Rice Lake Road immediately after this intersection. The entrance to Marshall School is about 1/2 mile from the Central Entrance intersection. Turn left into Marshall School parking lot and park in visitor parking.
  • Enter the building on the left side (when facing the building) where the signs direct you to the Main Entrance. Use the Security System to gain entrance to the building. Please follow the internal signs to the Main Office where we will meet you and direct you to the appropriate visit room.

Topper Tunnels

One of our traditions is to send state bound students off to their competition with a "topper tunnel." where all students line the front hallway and cheer for their classmates. Some of the teams and activities honored recently include:

  • Math League
  • Dance
  • Robotics
  • All State Music
  • Tennis
  • CyberPatriots



There might be plenty of paths from Korea to New York City's theater stages, but Paul Yoon may have taken one of the longer routes. The 2016 Marshall graduate started his journey in our Fregeau Auditorium and now finds himself at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Click below to learn more about Paul's journey from the Korea to the Big Apple with a critical layover in the Twin Ports!

Many people feel this is the best time of the year because of all the holidays, celebrations, and cheer as we wrap up another trip around the sun. More than a few others celebrate lists this time of year. Top moments of 2017, top movies of 2017, top sports plays of 2017 ... all those year-end lists give us chances to compare, contrast, debate and delve into a year's worth of memories. We're lucky at Marshall to have Kim Kosmatka as our photographer. She's talented, she's the best at capturing those "Marshall moments," and she knows our school and students so well! We've asked Ms. Kosmatka to put together her 17 best photos from 2017, and we'll be unveiling one per day leading up to 2018. The first photo, along with a bit of insider info from Ms. Kosmatka, will be on our Facebook page December 15. Be sure to head there each day to see this list unfold. And, since it is the giving season, be sure to give our Marshall School page a "like" and a "follow" if you haven't yet. Let's also spread the cheer to those outside of the Marshall community (and, in turn, give Ms. Kosmatka some much-deserved love) by hitting the "share" button on these fantastic photos images for which we are so thankful!