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
    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 2015-2019, nearly 100% have matriculated to four-year colleges. 

College enrollment figures for the five classes are:

Brown University
35
Colgate University
5
Skidmore College
2
Purchase College, SUNY
1
Harvard College
32
Kenyon College
5
Swarthmore College
2
Purdue University
1
Cornell University
30
Lehigh University
5
Syracuse University
2
Quinnipiac University
1
Yale University
25
Vanderbilt University
5
The George Washington University
2
Reed College
1
University of Pennsylvania
24
Vassar College
5
Tulane University
2
Rider University
1
Princeton University
20
Bates College
4
University of Notre Dame
2
Rochester Institute of Technology
1
Washington University in St. Louis
19
Carnegie Mellon University
4
University of Wisconsin, Madison
2
Saint Joseph's University
1
Columbia University
17
Colby College
4
Wake Forest University
2
Sarah Lawrence College
1
Northwestern University
17
Grinnell College
4
Bard College Berlin
1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1
Wesleyan University
17
Johns Hopkins University
4
Barnard College
1
Southern Methodist University
1
Dartmouth College
15
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4
Bennington College
1
St. John's College
1
Tufts University
14
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
4
Case Western Reserve University
1
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
1
University of Chicago
14
University of St Andrews
4
Chapman University
1
The New School
1
New York University
13
Bucknell University
3
Connecticut College
1
The University of Edinburgh
1
Amherst College
12
Carleton College
3
Dickinson College
1
The University of Iowa
1
Hamilton College
12
Occidental College
3
Drew University
1
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1
Duke University
9
University of California, Berkeley
3
Durham University
1
University of Miami
1
Stanford University
9
University of California, Los Angeles
3
Elon University
1
University of Puget Sound
1
Emory University
8
American University
2
Franklin & Marshall College
1
University of Richmond
1
Middlebury College
8
Boston College
2
Georgia Institute of Technology
1
University of Vermont
1
Pomona College
8
Brandeis University
2
Hampshire College
1
University of Virginia
1
Williams College
8
California Institute of Technology
2
Hunter College of the CUNY
1
Wellesley College
1
Georgetown University
7
Harvey Mudd College
2
Indiana University at Bloomington
1
Whitman College
1
University of Michigan
7
Haverford College
2
Miami University, Oxford
1
   
Bowdoin College
6
Pitzer College
2
Minerva Schools at KGI
1
 
 
University of Southern California
6
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2
Northeastern University
1