Interlochen recognizes that each student's educational experience is personal and unique and we strive to tailor the academic and college counseling experience to meet the needs of the individual.

The Academic and College Counselor’s primary responsibility is to guide the student’s academic scheduling and preparation during their time at Interlochen.

Each student receives support planning their academic course selections in these general areas:

        • General education and preparedness

        • Artistic goals and aspirations

        • Collegiate or conservatory goals

During the Junior and Senior year, counselors work intensively with students to support the college admissions process.

Academic & College Counseling Staff

The Academic and College Counseling Office is located on the second floor of the Maddy Building.

Chad Gapinski

Director of Advisement & Counselingchad.gapinski@interlochen.org231.276.7493

Kaleigh James

Academic & College Counselorkaleigh.james@interlochen.orgSchedule Meeting231.276.4893

Deanna Sayer

Academic & College Counselordeanna.sayer@interlochen.orgSchedule Meeting231.276.7477

Emily Umbarger

Academic & College Counseloremily.umbarger@interlochen.org231.276.7479

International Student Support Team

Kalyn RabuseInternational Student Services Managerkalyn.rabuse@interlochen.org231.276.7524
Jaime WeidnerData and International Student Coordinatorweidnerjl@interlochen.org231.276.7498