College Counseling

College Counseling

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  • Preparing Students for the Next Stage of Their Educational Journeys

Our Mission

The Heritage Hall Office of College Counseling partners with students and their families to find the right fit. With two college counselors assigned to a class of approximately 90 seniors, our students are fortunate to benefit from a small counselor to student ratio of approximately 1:45. (According to the National Association of College Admission Counselors’ most recent report, the national average is 400+ students per counselor). Our counselors also visit college campuses and take part in professional organizations to establish valuable contacts and stay aware of the latest trends in this ever-changing field.
Meeting with students in both individual and group settings, we discuss college options based on certain criteria and help students narrow down their college lists. We also offer students assistance completing applications and writing essays. 
Using our college counseling software system, students can sign up for meetings with college representatives who visit Heritage Hall, request transcripts and teacher recommendations, and inform us when they have applied to their schools.
Parents are given the opportunity to participate in special morning coffees and evening workshops to discuss a range of topics, including financial aid, the application timeline, and standardized testing. We also offer a panel discussion where they can learn from the most recent “experts” – parents of graduating seniors. 
By working together, we are able to assure that our students will begin the next chapter of their lives knowing that they have found the right fit for them.

Current Parent

What a joy it has been working with Dr. Schaeffer through the college search process. I trust her expertise and appreciate that she is available to talk anytime. Honestly, it feels like walking through the process with a close friend - one who knows you, your family, and your child so well that you never doubt she is looking out for your family’s best interest. Understanding this is the first of many “big” decisions we will make as a family, Vicki knows how and what to say in order to make each of us feel better about where we are in the process. I can’t imagine doing this without her guidance.

Class of 2022 Highlights

Meet Our Team

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  • Photo of Vicki Schaeffer

    Vicki Schaeffer 

    Director of College Counseling, Senior Class Sponsor
  • Photo of Veleecia Hearne-McKeever

    Veleecia Hearne-McKeever 

    Associate Director of College Counseling

A Sample of Colleges & Universities

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  • Heritage Hall graduates are accepted to colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. Below is a sampling of acceptances over the past five years.

University of Alabama
Allegheny College
Amherst College
Arizona State University - Tempe
University of Arkansas
Auburn University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis College
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Diego 
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Central Oklahoma
Clemson University 
Colgate University
Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
College of Charleston
University of Chicago
Clemson University
University of Colorado - Boulder
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University 
Columbia University 
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
University of Denver
DePaul University
Depauw University
University College-Dublin
Duke University
Emory University
The George Washington University
University of Georgia 
Georgetown University
University of Georgia
Gonzaga University
Harvard College
Johns Hopkins University
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
Kenyon College
University of Mississippi
University of Montana 
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University 
University of Nebraska-Omaha
New York University
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Northeastern University (Boston)
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Occidental College
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma
Pace University 
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Rice University
Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Technology 
University of San Diego
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Temple University
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of Southern California
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee 
Texas A&M Galveston
Texas Christian University
The Ohio State University 
Trinity College
Tulane University of Louisiana
University of Tulsa
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
The University of Edinburgh
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington 
Wichita State University
University of Wisconsin 
William and Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin
Yale University
Heritage Hall is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community promoting fairness, acceptance, equal treatment, and opportunities for all. With regard to hiring, student admission, allocation of financial aid, and educational policy, it is our policy not to discriminate and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or other applicable protected classification.