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College Planning at Burke

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We believe that the college process can (and should) be positive and rewarding – and we work closely with each individual student to achieve just that. 

The College Counseling team works collaboratively with students and families throughout the process. Although they do not begin meeting formally with students until 11th grade, they provide information through sessions with parents and at grade meetings with students.

Starting in the 11th grade, our College Counseling team begins meeting individually with students and families. With each student, we collaboratively develop a college plan tailored to their needs, interests, and goals. We are proud of the broad range of colleges that our students attend, with our 51 members of the Class of 2019 matriculating at 42 different schools.

Our Dean and Associate Dean of College Counseling have nearly 40 years of combined experience in the field and relationships with a wide network of colleges. We also provide direct access to college admissions officers on campus. In Fall 2019, Burke is hosting representatives from 150 different schools who meet with our students in small groups. 

Burke also hosts a summer College Application Workshop for rising seniors, providing support with essay-writing and practice interviewing with real admissions officers.
 
Matriculations for the Classes of 2019, 2018, and 2017 are as follows:

Class of 2019

Agnes Scott College American University
Bates College Bennington College
Berklee College of Music Brown University (2)
Bryn Mawr College Davidson College
DePaul University Dickinson College
Drexel University (2) Emerson College
Franklin & Marshall College (2) George Mason University
Indiana University at Bloomington Marymount University
McDaniel College Mount Holyoke College
New York University Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University Skidmore College (2)
Syracuse University Temple University
The University of the Arts Tufts University
Tulane University (2) University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago University of Houston
University of Maryland - College Park (4) University of Michigan
University of North Carolina - Asheville University of Redlands
University of San Francisco University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of Washington Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University Washington University in St. Louis
Willamette University Williams College

Class of 2018

Alabama A&M University American University
Babson University Colorado State University (2)
Davidson College Denison University
Dickinson College (2) Drew University
Eckerd College Emerson College
George Mason Univeristy Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College Lafayette College
Loyola Marymount Univeristy (2) Loyolya University - New Orleans
Merrimack College Miami University - Oxford
Mount Holyoke College Oberlin College (2)
Old Dominion University Pitzer College
Pratt Institute School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Skidmore College (2) Spelman College
Trinity College - Dublin Tufts University
Tulane University University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Davis University of California - Santa Barbara
University of Chicago University of Hartford (2)
University of Mary Washington University of Maryland - College Park
University of Miami University of Michigan (2)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill University of San Francisco
Vassar College (2) Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University - St. Louis Wheaton College - MA (2)

Class of 2017

Bates College Boston University
Brandeis University Catholic University
Eckerd College (2) Emerson College
Emory University (3) Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University (3) Goucher College
Kalamazoo College Kenyon College
Lafayette College Mass. College of Art & Design
Northeastern University Occidental College
Pratt Institute Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology Savannah College of Art & Design
School of Visual Arts Skidmore College
Smith College Syracuse University
St. John's College - Maryland Townson University
Tufts University (2) University of California - San Diego
University of Chicago University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - College Park (3) University of Massachusetts - Amhearst
University of Miami University of Michigan
University of North Carolina - Greensboro< University of Pittsburgh (2)
University of Vermont University of Wisconsin - Madison
Wofford College

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