College Counseling

The college counseling program at Hockaday is as individual as each of our students. Three full-time college counselors support students and their parents, meeting with them regularly throughout the college research and application process. Our goal is for each student to find and be admitted to colleges that meet her personal interests, ensuring the most successful college career possible.

While the formal college counseling process begins in the junior year, we know families have questions throughout the Upper School years. To best serve parents of freshman and sophomore students, we host a series of coffees throughout the year specifically designed to offer guidance and answer questions in advance of the junior year. In addition, the college counseling team will speak to freshmen and sophomores about planning their courses and their summer activities. Many sophomores will choose to participate in our spring break college tour or attend College Previews, one of the largest college fairs in the city.

The college counseling program becomes even more robust in the junior year, beginning with an informational meeting for all juniors and their parents. Students may meet with college representatives at Hockaday, they can opt to take a mock ACT and a mock SAT on campus, they and their parents can attend a workshop on the financial aid process, and college admission deans will offer their candid advice on the admission process.

In the second semester of the junior year, while the counseling program continues to offer topical workshops, the college counselors begin to engage students in a process of self-reflection. Through personal interviews and anecdotes from parents, counselors learn their students’ hopes and dreams. The college research process, while guided by the college counselors, is primarily driven by the student’s growing awareness of her own interests and strengths and is conducted with the goal of finding colleges that are a good match for the student as an individual.

By the time the college application season arrives in the fall of the senior year, students have been educated about every element of that process and can prepare their applications confident that they are presenting themselves as personally as possible to colleges which they are eager to attend. When decisions are returned, our college admission list is always as varied as our student body. Once more, at this last stage of the process, the college counselors listen to and guide students toward their final decision. Each year we watch our bright young women go on to begin their brilliant lives at the colleges of their choice.

2018 – 2019 College Profile

The college counseling program at The Hockaday School is as individual as each of our students.

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College Matriculation - Past Three Years

American University
Amherst College
Auburn University
Barnard College
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Bryant University
Carnegie Mellon University
Claremont McKenna College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Drexel University
Duke University
Eastman School of Music of the U of Rochester
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Georgetown University
Grinnell College
Hampshire College
Harvard College
Harvey Mudd College
Hendrix College
Indiana University at Bloomington
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey
Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo De Mexico
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Manhattan College
Middlebury College
Midwestern State University
New York University
New York University - Shanghai
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Parsons The New School for Design
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rhodes College
Rice University
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Rollins College
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Scripps College
Sewanee: The University of the South
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St. Edward's University
St. Mary's University of San Antonio
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University, Galveston
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman's University
The George Washington University
The University of Alabama
The University of Georgia
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Scranton
The University of Texas, Austin
The University of Texas, San Antonio
The University of Texas, Tyler
Trinity College
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Valley Forge Military College
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College IL
Wofford College
Yale University
Yonsei University - Underwood
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