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College Counseling

It’s as much about the journey as the outcome. Fostering a collaborative experience for students and families while nurturing individual potential is at the core of the college counseling office.

Ravenscroft’s four-year college counseling program equips students with the skills and confidence to make an informed decision. Counselors encourage students to look at a broad range of colleges in order to find schools that best match students’ desires and capabilities. Our three full-time college counselors get to know students well and provide individualized attention to each Upper School student and their parents. The close partnership provides support and guidance, helping students make confident and informed decisions.


Four-year Program

Over the four-year relationship, the college counseling team provides guidance, support and resources for students from discovery and research to selecting a school that best matches the student’s desires and capabilities. Our four-year program provides grade-level appropriate programs and resources for students and families.

  • Through college nights tailored to freshmen through seniors, students gain insights from Ravenscroft’s college counselors and deans of college admissions into the college search and admission processes.
  • Regular small group student programs give students the additional time and space to ask questions and learn more from college counselors about the college application process. Freshmen complete a self-assessment in Naviance online research and planning tool, helping them reflect upon and identify their interests and goals. Junior-year seminars focus on the admissions process, resume development, essay writing and interviewing.
  • One-on-one meetings are held with students and families on an as-needed basis. The college counseling office also provides college essay support in conjunction with the English department, a comprehensive letter of recommendation for each senior and one-on-one interview practice for scholarship and admission interviews.
  • Special topic presentations throughout the year include Financing College where a financial expert shares information on financing options and the Annual College Alumni Forum where a panel of Ravenscroft college-age alumni answer questions from current students.

College Acceptances in the Class of 2018-19

Agnes Scott College
American University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Babson College
Barnard College
Belmont University
Bentley University
Berry College
Boston College
Boston University
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Campbell University
Case Western Reserve University
Centre College
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of William & Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duke University
Earlham College
East Carolina University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairfield University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Furman University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgian Court University
Goucher College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hendrix College
High Point University
IE University - Madrid Campus, Spain
Indiana University at Bloomington
Institut Quimic de Saria, Spain
Jacobs School of Music
James Madison University
Kenyon College
Lawrence University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Lynn University
MCPHS - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science
Meredith College
Michigan State University
Muhlenberg College
New York University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Pace University, New York City
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine Universty
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rice University
Ripon College
Rollins College
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Sacred Heart University

San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Simmons University
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
St. Lawrence University
St. Olaf College
Stetson University
Syracuse University
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Lynchburg
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews, Scotland
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Texas, Austin
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic University and State University
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wells College
Western Carolina University
Western Washington University
Wingate University
Wofford College
Xavier University

Colleges That Visited Ravenscroft in 2018-19

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Sep 1
Mon, Sep 2
Tue, Sep 3
George Mason University [Visit]
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Haverford College [Visit]
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Wed, Sep 4
Pre-ACT Testing (Juniors)
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Keim Center
Senior Application Workshop
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US Classrooms
Thu, Sep 5
High School Kick Off-meet with freshmen
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Jones Theatre
Meet with Freshmen
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Jones Theatre
Sat, Sep 7
Tue, Sep 17
Fairfield University [Visit]
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Meet with Seniors
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Jones Theatre
Saint Michael's College [Visit]
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Fordham University [Visit]
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Villanova University [Visit]
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Dickinson College [Visit]
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Wed, Sep 18
Butler University [Visit]
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Emerson College [Visit]
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Dartmouth College [Visit]
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Furman University [Visit]
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Bucknell University [Visit]
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Thu, Sep 19
Lipscomb University [Visit]
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Mercer University [Visit]
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Emory & Henry College [Visit]
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Sat, Sep 21
Sun, Sep 22
Mon, Sep 23
College Night for Juniors and Parents
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Jones Theatre Fine Arts Center
Sat, Sep 28
Sun, Sep 29

Quick Links

Contact the Staff

Mr. Sean Kennedy
Co-Director of College Counseling
919-847-0900, ext. 2722

Mr. Bill Pruden
College Counselor/Director of Civic Engagement
919-847-0900, ext. 2224

Mrs. Lia Prugh
Co-Director of College Counseling
919-847-0900, ext. 2730

Mrs. Millie Florio
Assistant to College Counseling
919-847-0900, ext. 2242