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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 2017/18

Agnes Scott College Queen's University
Albion College Queens University of Charlotte
American University Quinnipiac University
Appalachian State University Radford University
Arizona State University Randolph-Macon College
Auburn University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Baylor University Rhodes College
Becker College

Ringling College of Art and Design

Belmont Abbey College Rockhurst University
Belmont University

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Boston College Sacred Heart University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Saint John's University (NY)
Boston University San Diego State University
Butler University San Francisco State University
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)

Savannah College of Art and Design

Campbell University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Catawba College

Sewanee: The University of the South

Christopher Newport University Southern Methodist University
Clark University

State University of New York at Albany

Clemson University Stevens Institute of Technology
Coastal Carolina University Suffolk University
Colgate University Syracuse University
College of Charleston Temple University
College of William and Mary Texas Christian University
Columbia University

The George Washington University

Dartmouth College The New School - All Divisions
Drexel University The Ohio State University
Duke University The University of Alabama
East Carolina University The University of Iowa
Eckerd College

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elon University The University of Texas, Austin
Emory & Henry College The University of Texas, Dallas
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles Tulane University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego University of California, Davis
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco University of California, Irvine
Fashion Institute of Technology

University of California, Los Angeles

Florida Institute of Technology

University of California, San Diego

Florida State University

University of California, Santa Barbara

Fordham University University of Connecticut
Franklin & Marshall College University of Delaware
Furman University University of Denver
George Mason University University of Florida
Georgia Institute of Technology University of Georgia
Gettysburg College University of Illinois at Chicago
Guilford College University of Kentucky
Hampden-Sydney College University of Lynchburg
Hampton University

University of Maryland, College Park

High Point University University of Miami
Hofstra University University of Michigan
Hope College

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Howard University University of Mississippi
Indiana University at Bloomington

University of Missouri Kansas City

Institut Quimic de Saria

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Ithaca College

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jacksonville University

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

James Madison University University of North Dakota
Lafayette College University of Notre Dame
Lees-McRae College University of Ottawa
Loyola University Chicago University of Pittsburgh
Loyola University Maryland

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Lynn University University of Redlands
Marist College University of Richmond
Marquette University University of South Carolina
Mars Hill University

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Marshall University

University of Toronto Undergraduate Only

Marymount Manhattan College University of Vermont
Methodist University University of Virginia
Miami University, Oxford University of Washington
Moore College of Art and Design

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Morehouse College

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

New York University Vanderbilt University
North Carolina A&T State University

Virginia Commonwealth University

North Carolina State University Virginia Tech
Northeastern University Wake Forest University
Otis College of Art and Design Washington and Lee University
Pace University, New York City Western Carolina University
Pennsylvania State University Western Michigan University
Pratt Institute William Peace University
Purdue University Wingate University
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Colleges That Visited Ravenscroft in 2017/18

College Merrimack College
Agnes Scott College

Miami University, Oxford

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Miami

The University of Alabama

Middlebury College

American University

Morehouse College

Appalachian State University

Mount Holyoke College

Auburn University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Barnard College

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bates College

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Berry College

North Carolina State University

Boston University

Northeastern University

Brandeis University

Northwestern University

Bryant University

University of Notre Dame

Butler University

Olin College of Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Pace University, Westchester Campus

Campbell University Pfeiffer University
Carleton College

Presbyterian College

Case Western Reserve University

Princeton University

The Catholic University of America

Queens University of Charlotte

Centre College Randolph College
Champlain College

Randolph-Macon College

Chapman University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

College of Charleston Rhodes College
University of Chicago Rice University
Christopher Newport University

University of Richmond

Clemson University Rider University
Colgate University

Ringling College of Art and Design

University of Colorado at Boulder Roanoke College
Colorado Christian University

University of Rochester

Dartmouth College

Saint Mary's College

Davidson College Salem College
University of Dayton

Salisbury University

Denison University

Sewanee: The University of the South

DePauw University

University of South Carolina

Dickinson College

University of Southern California

Drew University

Southern Methodist University

Durham University

St. Lawrence University

Earlham College

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

East Carolina University

Texas Christian University

Eckerd College

The New School - Parsons School of Design

Elon University Trinity College
Emory University

Trinity College Dublin

Fairfield University Tufts University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles Tulane University
Fordham University

University of Glasgow

Franklin College New York Campus

University of Lynchburg

Furman University

University of St Andrews

George Mason University Ursinus College
Georgetown University

Vanderbilt University

Gettysburg College Vassar College
Goucher College

University of Vermont

Guilford College

Villanova University

Hampden-Sydney College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Haverford College

Washington and Lee University

High Point University Wellesley College
Hofstra University

College of William and Mary

College of the Holy Cross Wofford College
Kenyon College Yale University
Lafayette College

York College of Pennsylvania

Loyola University Maryland  
Lynn University  
Macalester College  
University of Maryland, Baltimore County  
Mercer University  
Meredith College  

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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