Finding the best fit for each individual
We recognize that reflection and self-examination help our students identify their academic aspirations, career interests, and preferences for learning environments.
That’s why the CDS College Counseling Program works closely with students, parents, faculty, and staff to provide a comprehensive approach to the college exploration and application process. While most individualized counseling occurs in the junior and senior years, we provide a number of forums for freshmen, sophomores, and their parents to learn about the college admissions process.
Through individualized meetings with students and parents, we are able to guide students through the process of identifying colleges that fit each student’s academic, career, and personal goals. To assist with the communication and facilitate the application process, we use Naviance, an online college exploration and application management tool. Students and parents are introduced to Naviance in their freshman year at Carolina Day, and are able to use it to research colleges, summer opportunities, and scholarships.
We assist students throughout the college application process by facilitating the following:
A standardized testing strategy
College trips and representative visits
Essay topic brainstorming and review
Financial aid and scholarship applications
When the time comes to choose a college, we assist families with the following:
Assessing the best fit college (academically, socially, and financially)
Reviewing financial aid packages (loans, grants, and scholarships)
Discussing individualized challenges students may face as they transition to college
For specific questions about our college counseling program, please contact:
Director of College Counseling