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, 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 to 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 2023 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 
University of Arkansas
Arizona State
Baylor University
Bethel College
University of California - Davis
University of California - Irvine
University of California - San Diego
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Oklahoma
Clemson University 
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University 
Columbia University 
Cornell University
Creighton University 
University of Denver
DePaul University 
Duke University 

East Central University
Eastern Michigan University 
Eastern Oklahoma State College 
Elon College 
Emory University 
Florida State University 
University of Georgia
Grinnell College
University of Hawaii - Manoa 
Howard University
Indiana University
University of Kansas
Kansas State University
Lake Forest College
Loyola - Chicago
Marquette University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Mercer University
University of Michigan 
Midwestern State University
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri 
University of Missouri - Kansas City 
Northern Alabama University
Northern Arizona University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Northern Colorado
University of North Texas
Oberlin College 
Oklahoma City University
Oral Roberts University
Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma
Parsons - Paris
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Roanoke College
Rutgers University
St. Johns College 
University of Scranton
Sewanee: University of the South
Southern Methodist University 
Southern Nazarene University 
University of Oregon
SUNY College of Technology 
SUNY Maritime Academy 
Texas Christian University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Wellesley College
University of West Virginia 
West Virginia University 
Wichita State University 
Valdosta State 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.