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!
Of the 553 graduates from the classes of 2017-2021, nearly 100% have matriculated to four-year colleges. 

Directory & Information

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

CEEB Code 333580

Contact

List of 5 members.

  • Will Hummel 

    Director of College Counseling
    Pomona College - B.A.
  • Andrea Velasquez 

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

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    Hofstra University - B.A.
    St. John's University - M.B.A.
  • Shane Trujillo 

    Associate Director of College Counseling and DEI Coordinator for Parent & Caregiver Programming
    Vassar College - B.A.
    Harvard University - M.Ed
  • Melissa Soleimani 

    College Office Coordinator
    Brandeis University - B.A.
    Boston College - M.A.

College enrollment figures for the five classes are:

American University 1 Elon University 2 Pitzer College 3 University of Arizona 1
Amherst College 6 Emory University 11 Pomona College 6 University of California, Davis 1
Bard College Berlin 1 Franklin & Marshall College 1 Pratt Institute 1 University of California, Los Angeles 2
Barnard College 2 Georgetown University 10 Princeton University 15 University of California, Berkeley 1
Bates College 2 Georgia Institute of Technology 1 Purdue University 1 University of Chicago 18
Bennington College 1 Grinnell College 4 Quinnipiac University 1 University of Miami 3
Binghamton University 2 Hamilton College 14 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2 University of Michigan 8
Boston College 6 Hampshire College 1 Rhode Island School of Design 1 University of Notre Dame 2
Boston University 2 Harvard College 35 Rider University 1 University of Pennsylvania 19
Bowdoin College 8 Haverford College 3 Rochester Institute of Technology 3 University of Pittsburgh 1
Brandeis University 1 Hunter College of the CUNY 1 Sarah Lawrence College 1 University of Puget Sound 1
Brown University 32 Indiana University at Bloomington 1 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1 University of Richmond 2
Bucknell University 2 Johns Hopkins University 5 Scripps College 1 University of Southern California 2
Carleton College 3 Kenyon College 6 Skidmore College 4 University of St Andrews 6
Carnegie Mellon University 5 Lehigh University 3 Southern Methodist University 1 University of Vermont 1
Case Western Reserve University 1 Loyola Marymount University 1 Stanford University 7 University of Virginia 1
Chapman University 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4 Swarthmore College 4 University of Wisconsin at Madison 3
Colby College 4 Miami University, Oxford 2 Syracuse University 4 Vanderbilt University 3
Colgate University 4 Middlebury College 6 The American University of Paris 1 Vassar College 4
Colorado College 2 Minerva Schools at KGI 1 The Cooper Union for the Adv. of Sci. & Art 1 Wake Forest University 1
Columbia University 20 Muhlenberg College 1 The George Washington University 1 Washington University in St Louis 17
Connecticut College 1 New York University 12 The New School 1 Wellesley College 1
Cornell University 39 Northeastern University 3 The University of Edinburgh 1 Wesleyan University 18
Dartmouth College 12 Northwestern University 17 The University of Texas at Austin 1 Williams College 7
Dickinson College 2 Oberlin College 3 Trinity College 1 Yale University 22
Duke University 11 Occidental College 3 Tufts University 16    
Durham University 1 Parsons School of Design 1 Tulane University of Louisiana 3