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College Counseling

Latin measures its success by ensuring that each student is prepared with the academic and emotional skills needed to thrive in college and beyond, and it is the College Counseling Office’s mission to ensure students continue their education at their best-fit institution. College counseling is a highly personalized process at Latin. With a counseling staff of four, each with significant college admissions experience and counseling expertise, the program is as individualized as the rest of our curriculum. Our counselors work closely with students to discover their hopes and dreams, their interests and strengths, and then match those with the best-fit schools. Each student’s college process is about so much more than simply gaining admission; it is an opportunity to learn about one’s own educational and social needs and to develop decision-making tools that will help shape future choices both in and out of the world of academia. Ideally, applying to college is the conclusion of a Latin career that involves engagement in the classroom, an impassioned approach to learning, and a commitment to the life of our school, community and the world beyond Chicago.

The staff of Latin’s College Counseling Office encourages students to be involved, reflective, and accountable for their choices. As the people who know their children best, parents/guardians also play an active role. No two students are alike, and we work hard to connect with students and families and meet them where they are. We will work closely with each student and family to find a group of schools that best match (and build upon) the individual strengths, interests and achievements of an ever-evolving Latin student. We support students and their families every step of the way; we help build college lists, create college visit itineraries, brainstorm essay topics, prepare for interviews, fill out financial aid paperwork, and review all applications prior to submission. We also provide emotional support; we are there to celebrate a student’s successes and console students during times of disappointment.

Latin students attend some of the most diverse and reputable institutions in the United States and abroad; they seek schools that are both far afield and locally situated, small liberal arts colleges and large universities. Latin students are successful in the college application process and apply to a broad spectrum of schools. Ultimately, their choices reflect diligence, the strength of their academic preparation and self-exploration that are the hallmark and natural culmination of their Latin education.

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unique institutions attended in the past 5 years

 

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First page of the PDF file: Latin_College_Counseling_2021-22

 

Highlights of our process

  • Five on-site college counseling staff members
  • Significant, personalized one-on-one counseling beginning junior year with student and families
  • Grade 11 curriculum focused on school research process
  • Expert assistance in the financial aid process
  • Informal coffees and Q&As with the counselors
  • Direct advocacy

 

I understood the value of this education first hand when I went off to college. My persistence and strong desire to learn and connect with my professors was a reflection of the close relationships I made with my teachers at Latin.

- Alum

Latin taught me from a young age how to be organized, think critically and manage a rigorous academic load.

 

- Erin Hanlon '95

When I got to Kenyon, I had a head start because of Latin. It wasn't just that I was confident in writing a paper. It was that while everyone else was learning to write a paper, I had time to think about the bigger picture.

- Dan Streicher '06

 

Timeline


College Matriculation List

2017-2021

Schools in bold have more than one Latin student in attendance.

 

Allegheny College
American University

Amherst College
Arizona State University
Arizona State University-Tempe
Babson College
Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University

Butler University
California Institute of the Arts
California Lutheran University
California State University, Northridge
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Clark University (Computer Career Institute (CCI))
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University

College of Charleston
College of the Atlantic
College of William & Mary
Colorado College
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Connecticut College

Cornell College
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dickinson College

Dominican University
Drake University
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Durham University
Eastern Illinois University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Emerson College
Emory University
Emory University-Oxford College
Flagler College-St Augustine
Florida Institute of Technology
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College

Furman University
George Washington University
Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Grinnell College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Illinois State University
Imperial College London
Indiana University at Bloomington
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
King’s College London
Knox College
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
London College of Fashion
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Lycoming College
Macalester College
Marist College
Marquette University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
McGill University
Merrimack College
Miami University-Oxford
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Middlebury College
Millikin University
Mills College
Montana State University, Bozeman
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Oberlin College
Oberlin College | Conservatory of Music
Occidental College
Ohio State University-Main Campus

Pace University
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University

Purdue University
Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Saint Louis University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College

Seattle University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
Spring Hill College
St. John’s College
St. Lawrence University
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
Texas A & M University-College Station
Texas Christian University
The Catholic University of America
The College of Wooster
The New School
The University of Alabama
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Iowa
The University of Tampa
The University of Texas At Austin

The University of Texas, Dallas
The University of the Arts
Trinity College
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
United States Air Force Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Military Academy - Army
United States Naval Academy
University College Dublin

University College London
University of Arizona
University of Bristol
University of British Columbia
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California-San Diego

University of California - Santa Barbara
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati (Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP))
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii At Manoa
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Leeds
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri Columbia
University of New Mexico - Main Campus

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound University of Redlands University of Richmond
University of Rochester University of San Diego

University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Southampton
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Virginia

University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Western Michigan University Wheaton College MA Whitman College
Willamette University
Williams College
Wittenberg University
Woodbury University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University
Yale University
Yale-NUS College

Reach out to us at collegecounseling@latinschool.org.

 

Alexandra Fields

Alexandra Fields

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Devon Jones

Devon Jones

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Titles: Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
Veronica Vela

Veronica Vela

Titles: College Counseling Assistant
Alex Zotos

Alex Zotos

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling

College Counseling

Thrive in College and Beyond