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.
Scheduling College Representative Visits to Dalton:

Please visit MaiaLearning to create a user profile and access Dalton's school visit calendar. Should you have any difficulties, please utilize this instructional video. If you have further questions or cannot find a timeslot that works for you, please feel free to email collegecounseling@dalton.org.

Thank you!

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.
  • Andrea Velasquez 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    Loyola Marymount University - B.A.
    Loyola Marymount University - M.A.
  • Samara Antolini 

    College Counselor
    (212) 423-5531
    Hofstra University - B.A.
    St. John's University - M.B.A.
  • Nicole Smith 

    College Office Assistant
    (212) 423-5523
    Northern Kentucky University - B.A.
Of the 565 graduates from the classes of 2016-2020, nearly 100% have matriculated to four-year colleges. 

College enrollment figures for the five classes are:

Harvard College  34 Bates College  4 University of California, Los Angeles  2 Purdue University  1
Cornell University  33 Colby College  4 University of Notre Dame 2 Quinnipiac University  1
Brown University  31 Colgate University  4 University of Richmond 2 Reed College  1
University of Pennsylvania 26 Johns Hopkins University  4 American University  1 Rhode Island School of Design  1
Yale University 26 Lehigh University  4 Bard College Berlin 1 Rider University  1
Wesleyan University 19 Massachusetts Institute of Technology  4 Barnard College 1 Rollins College  1
Northwestern University  18 Occidental College  4 Bennington College  1 Saint Joseph's University 1
Columbia University  17 Syracuse University  4 Binghamton University 1 Sarah Lawrence College  1
University of Chicago  16 Vanderbilt University 4 Boston University 1 School of the Art Institute of Chicago  1
Washington University in St. Louis  16 Bucknell University  4 Brandeis University  1 Scripps College  1
Princeton University  15 Carleton College  3 California Institute of Technology  1 Southern Methodist University  1
Hamilton College  14 Grinnell College  3 Case Western Reserve University  1 St. John's College  1
Tufts University  14 Haverford College  3 Connecticut College  1 The American University of Paris  1
Dartmouth College  12 Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences  3 Dickinson College  1 Cooper Union for the Adv. of Science & Art  1
Georgetown University  10 University of Miami 3 Drew University  1 The New School  1
New York University  10 University of Southern California 3 Durham University  1 The University of Edinburgh  1
Duke University  9 University of Wisconsin 3 Emerson College  1 The University of Iowa 1
Emory University  9 Boston College 3 Franklin & Marshall College  1 The University of Texas 1
Stanford University  9 Chapman University  2 Georgia Institute of Technology  1 Trinity College 1
Amherst College  8 Colorado College  2 Hampshire College  1 Tulane University  1
Middlebury College  8 Elon University  2 Harvey Mudd College  1 University of Pittsburgh 1
Bowdoin College 7 Northeastern University  2 Hunter College of the CUNY  1 University of Puget Sound 1
Kenyon College  7 Pitzer College  2 Indiana University at Bloomington  1 University of Vermont 1
Pomona College  7 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  2 Loyola Marymount University  1 University of Virginia 1
Williams College 7 Rochester Institute of Technology  2 Miami University, Oxford  1 Wake Forest University  1
University of Michigan 6 Skidmore College  2 Minerva Schools at KGI  1 Wellesley College 1
Carnegie Mellon University  5 Swarthmore College  2 Muhlenberg College  1
University of St Andrews 5 The George Washington University  2 Parsons School of Design  1
Vassar College 5 University of California, Berkeley  2 Pratt Institute  1