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.

  • 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.
  • Shane Trujillo 

    Senior Assistant Director of College Counseling
    (212) 423-5413
    Vassar College - B.A.
    Harvard - M.Ed
  • Ilia Castro 

    College Counseling Office Assistant
    (212) 423-5523
    Marymount Manhattan College - B.A.
Of the 543 graduates of the classes of 2014-2018, nearly 100% have matriculated to four-year colleges. 

College enrollment figures for the five classes are:

Harvard University
35
Vassar College
6
Rice University
2
Purdue University Northwest/Hammond
1
University of Pennsylvania
32
Johns Hopkins University
5
Sarah Lawrence College
2
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1
Cornell University
31
University of St Andrews
5
Wake Forest University
2
Rider University
1
Brown University
28
Barnard College
4
Bard College Berlin
1
Ringling College of Art and Design
1
Yale University
25
Bates College
4
Bennington College
1
Rochester Institute of Technology
1
Princeton University
20
Grinnell College
4
Boston College
1
Saint Joseph's University
1
Wesleyan University
19
Kenyon College
4
Boston University
1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1
Northwestern University
17
Lehigh University
4
Chapman University
1
Skidmore College
1
Columbia University
16
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
4
Connecticut College
1
St. John's College
1
Dartmouth College
15
Tulane University
4
Dickinson College
1
Stevens Institute of Technology
1
Washington University in St. Louis
15
Vanderbilt University
4
Drew University
1
Syracuse University
1
University of Chicago
14
Brandeis University
3
Durham University
1
The Cooper Union
1
Amherst College
13
Bucknell University
3
Elon University
1
The George Washington University
1
Hamilton College - NY
13
Carleton College
3
Franklin & Marshall College
1
The New School - All Divisions
1
New York University
12
Carnegie Mellon University
3
Georgia Institute of Technology
1
The University of Iowa
1
Williams College
10
Colby College
3
Gettysburg College
1
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1
Bowdoin College
9
Swarthmore College
3
Hampshire College
1
Union College (New York)
1
Georgetown University
9
University of California, Berkeley
3
Howard University
1
University of Miami
1
Middlebury College
9
University of California, Los Angeles
3
Hunter College of the CUNY
1
University of Notre Dame
1
Tufts University
9
American University
2
Indiana University at Bloomington
1
University of Richmond
1
Pomona College
8
California Institute of Technology
2
Macalester College
1
University of Vermont
1
Stanford University
8
Case Western Reserve University
2
Maryland Institute College of Art
1
University of Virginia
1
Duke University
7
Harvey Mudd College
2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1
University of Michigan
7
Haverford College
2
Minerva Schools at KGI
1
Wellesley College
1
University of Southern California
7
McGill University
2
Pitzer College
1
Whitman College
1
Colgate University
6
Occidental College
2
Purchase College, SUNY
1
 
 
Emory University
6
Reed College
2
Purdue University
1