College Counseling

Individualized Approach

The college application process at Westchester is best characterized by its hands-on, individualized approach, one that begins well before the senior year as the college counselor meets with students at each Upper School grade level to counsel them through the journey. Students receive abundant guidance, advice, and instruction in several key areas, including Upper School course selection, standardized test preparation, personality and strengths inventories, career exploration, resume building, college types and research, college visits, college essays, factors that influence admissions decisions, scholarships, and financial aid. Westchester teachers write perceptive, insightful recommendations that promote each student's strengths and potential and reflect a well-developed relationship between the student and the writer. The College Office serves as a clearinghouse for all application materials, with the college counselor available to assist with any aspect of the student's application.

Parents and students alike are not alone in the college process at Westchester. With the help of college and career planning software Naviance/Family Connection, our program provides a stable infrastructure at all grade levels to ensure that the college search is a successful one. From our college preparatory curriculum to our dedicated and conscientious faculty, Westchester provides the guidance and structure necessary for our families to address the college application experience with confidence and for each student to find the college that is the best match for him or her.

For more information on college counseling contact:

Raegan Atkinson
Director of College Guidance 
336.822.4002

Class of 2017

Facts

  • 35 graduates
  • Over $3 million in athletic, academic, and other merit-based awards
  • 100% accepted to a four-year college or university
  • Offered admission to 87 different colleges and universities
  • 69% will attend a public college or university
  • 31% will attend a private college or university
  • 26% will attend college out of state 
  • 74% will attend college in state

Members of the class of 2017 were accepted into the following colleges and universities:

American University Point Park University
Appalachian State University Prairie View A&M University
Auburn University Radford University
Belmont Abbey College Roanoke College
Boston College School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Campbell University Shaw University
Capital University Syracuse University
Case Western Reserve University The Ohio State University
Catawba College University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
Clemson University University California Los Angeles
Coastal Carolina University University of Central Florida
College of Charleston University of Cincinnati
Colorado Mesa University University of Georgia
Concord University University of Houston
Davidson College University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Duke University University of Maryland College Park
East Carolina University University of Missouri Columbia
Elon University UNC Asheville
Emory & Henry College UNC Chapel Hill
Ferrum College UNC Charlotte
Furman University UNC Greensboro
George Mason University UNC Pembroke
Guilford College UNC Wilmington
Hampton University University of North Texas
High Point University University of Puget Sound
Howard University University of Richmond
James Madison University University of San Diego
Kennesaw State University University of South Alabama
Lees-McRae College University of South Carolina 
Lenoir-Rhyne University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Liberty University University of Virginia
Lincoln Memorial University University of Washington
Long Island University Brooklyn Upper Iowa University
Mercer University Virginia Commonwealth University
Meredith College VA Polytechnic and State University
Methodist University Webster University
North Carolina A&T State University Western Carolina University
North Carolina Central University Western Washington University
North Carolina State University Westminster College
North Carolina Wesleyan College William Peace University
Northeastern University Wingate University
Pennsylvania State University Winston-Salem State University
Pfeiffer University Wofford College
  Xavier University

Class of 2016

Facts

  • 36 graduates
  • Over $2 million in athletic, academic, and other merit-based awards
  • 100% accepted to a four-year college or university
  • Offered admission to 59 different colleges and universities
  • 75% will attend a public college or university
  • 25% will attend a private college or university
  • 28% will attend college out of state 
  • 69% will attend college in state

Members of the Class of 2016 were accepted to the following colleges and universities:

Anderson University Oxford College of Emory University
Appalachian State University Pfeiffer University
Auburn University Presbyterian College
Boston College Randolph College
Boston University Roanoke College
Bucknell University UNC Chapel Hill
Clemson University UNC Charlotte
Coastal Carolina University UNC Greensboro
College of Charleston UNC Pembroke
Colorado State University UNC Wilmington
Concord University University of Alabama
Duke University University of Georgia
East Carolina University University of Kentucky
Emory University University of Miami
Florida International University University of Pittsburgh
Furman University University of Richmond
Georgetown University University of South Carolina 
Hampden-Sydney College University of Tennessee, Knoxville
High Point University University of the South
James Madison University University of Virginia
Lees-McRae College VA Polytechnic and State University
Lehigh University Virginia Commonwealth University
Longwood University Virginia Wesleyan College
Louisiana State University Wake Forest University
Lynchburg College Western Carolina University
Mars Hill University Wingate University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Wofford College
Newberry College Washington and Lee University
North Carolina State University York College of Pennsylvania