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 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.
- 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
unique institutions attended in the past 5 years
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.
Latin taught me from a young age how to be organized, think critically and manage a rigorous academic load.
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.
College Matriculation List
Schools in bold have more than one Latin student in attendance.
Bryn Mawr College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Miami University - Oxford
Michigan State University
New York University
New York University Shanghai
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Saint Louis University
Southern Methodist University
The George Washington University
The University of Texas at Austin
Trinity College Dublin
United States Air Force Academy
University of Arizona
University of California Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Denver
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
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