Helping Students Find the Best Fit
At the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, we support students at every stage of the college enrollment process – from introductory meetings with freshmen; to application, essay, and interview preparation; to college acceptance decisions.
Selecting a college that matches a student's interests and abilities requires thought, preparation, and research. Our team of three college counselors, with experience on both sides of the application process, individualize the college search experience to help each student find the right fit.
“I felt very comfortable talking to my counselors -
they helped me figure out how to handle the process in the least-stressful way possible.”
Kate Biedermann ’18, Hamilton College
We are here to support and encourage your daughter every step of the way.
Juniors are assigned to a dedicated college counselor and participate in family meetings to discuss college goals. Throughout the year, students are guided through the application process, including college exploration, essay writing, scholarship search, the Common Application and preparation of recommendations. Parents and students participate in college-related programming events.
Rising seniors have the opportunity to participate in college essay workshops and mock interviews with college admissions counselors during the summer. Students meet with their counselors to finalize applications and essays, meet with college admissions representatives, and are supported through the acceptance process.
Students interested in pursuing athletics in college receive specific guidance from the College Counseling and the Athletic Department beginning in their freshman year. Students receive guidance on contacting collegiate coaches, creating a student-athlete profile, evaluating potential colleges, and are supported throughout the recruiting process.
Meet the Class of 2019
- 91% of the graduating class responded "yes" to the College Counseling question, "Were you accepted to one of your top choice colleges?"
- 98% percent of the Class of 2019 reported being happy or very happy with the college they will be attending in the fall.
- 92% of graduates will be attending colleges that the Princeton Review designates as "The Best 382 Colleges."
- 281 scholarships were awarded to to 86 different seniors (85% of the class).
- 15 student-athletes have committed to playing their sport at NCAA colleges and universities.
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of William & Mary
Georgia Institute of Technology
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
Loyola University Chicago
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
Saint Joseph's University
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Southern Methodist University
Texas Christian University
The Catholic University of America
The New School - Parsons School of Design
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas, Dallas
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wake Forest University
Meet the Academy's College Counseling Department
School: 610.687.0650 ext.116
School: 610.687.0650 ext.252
School: 610.687.0650 ext.255