High School

College Counseling

Launched by a Junior College Night program in early January, the college counseling process begins for juniors at the beginning of second semester.

Juniors meet with an assigned counselor who works with each student individually throughout the college process, from exploration and initial planning through application and decision. Following an initial conference with their child's counselor early in the second semester, parents may arrange additional meetings with the counselor throughout the college planning and application process. During the course of the cycle, other evening programs are offered to students and parents, including a special presentation on financial aid and a major spring college fair. The Dalton College Counseling Office employs a team concept in supporting each student's college planning and admissions process, involving parents, House Advisors, and faculty.

In addition to individual college counseling and conferences with both student and parents, regular group counseling meetings will involve all juniors during the second semester of eleventh grade through the fall of senior year. After students complete a thorough self-assessment and sample college application, individual and group meetings introduce them to topics such as college exploration, essay writing, campus visits, applications, financial aid, and early admissions programs. Together, the student and counselor will develop a broad list of colleges to consider by end of junior year and narrow the list down to an appropriate group of colleges by early fall of senior year.

Directory & Information

Phone (212) 423-5523
Fax (212) 423-5537
collegecounseling@dalton.org

CEEB Code 333580

Contact

List of 4 members.

  • Andy Ramirez 

    Director of College Counseling
    (212) 423-5413
    Williams College - B.A.
  • Elise Rodriguez 

    Director of College Counseling
    (212) 423-5522
    University of Portland - B.S.
    UNC Chapel Hill - M.S.W.
  • Will Hummel 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (212) 423-5531
    Pomona College - B.A.
  • Craig Sculli 

    College Office Administrative Assistant
    (212) 423-5523
    New York University - B.S.
Of the 542 graduates of the classes of 2013-2017, nearly 100% have matriculated to four-year colleges. 

College enrollment figures for the five classes are:

Harvard University
34
Kenyon College
5
Colby College
2
Minerva Schools at KGI
1
Cornell University
33
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
5
Gettysburg College
2
Northeastern University
1
Brown University
27
Vassar College
5
Harvey Mudd College
2
Occidental College
1
Yale University
27
Barnard College
4
Haverford College
2
Pitzer College
1
University of Pennsylvania
26
Bates College
4
Macalester College
2
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus
1
Northwestern University
19
Carleton College
4
McGill University
2
Rhode Island School of Design
1
Columbia University
18
Tulane University
4
Purchase College State University of New York
2
Rider University
1
Washington University in St. Louis
18
Vanderbilt University
4
Reed College
2
Ringling College of Art and Design
1
Wesleyan University
17
American University
3
The George Washington University
2
Rochester Institute of Technology
1
Dartmouth College
15
Emerson College
3
Union College (New York)
2
Saint Joseph's University
1
Princeton University
15
Emory University
3
University of Virginia
2
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1
New York University
14
Grinnell College
3
Wellesley College
2
Skidmore College
1
University of Chicago
14
Johns Hopkins University
3
Boston College
1
St. John's College
1
Amherst College
13
Lehigh University
3
Boston University
1
Stevens Institute of Technology
1
Bowdoin College
11
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3
Brooklyn College of the CUNY
1
Susquehanna University
1
Hamilton College - NY
10
Rice University
3
California Institute of the Arts
1
Syracuse University
1
Middlebury College
9
Sarah Lawrence College
3
Chapman University
1
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
1
Stanford University
9
Swarthmore College
3
Claremont McKenna College
1
The University of Iowa
1
Colgate University
8
University of California, Berkeley
3
Colorado College
1
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1
University of Michigan
8
University of California, Los Angeles
3
Connecticut College
1
University of Maryland, College Park
1
Williams College
8
University of Wisconsin, Madison
3
Drew University
1
University of Miami
1
Duke University
7
Wake Forest University
3
Elon University
1
University of Richmond
1
University of Southern California
7
Brandeis University
2
Franklin & Marshall College
1
Washington and Lee University
1
Georgetown University
6
Bucknell University
2
Georgia Institute of Technology
1
Wheaton College MA
1
Pomona College
6
California Institute of Technology
2
Hampshire College
1
Whitman College
1
Tufts University
6
Carnegie Mellon University
2
Howard University
1
   
University of St Andrews
6
Case Western Reserve University
2
Maryland Institute College of Art
1