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College Counseling

Choosing a college is about finding the right mix of academics, activities, location, resources, and faculty. The process of finding that "right fit" begins in 6th grade when Lake Ridge Academy's Director of College Counseling meets with Middle School families to outline the journey ahead. Students are first introduced to the college admission process at the beginning of the their 9th grade year.

In 11th grade, the Director of College Counseling meets with each student and his or her parents to outline an individualized plan to find the college or university that best suits each student's talents, academic strengths and needs. During the senior year, all seniors attend Senior Seminar, which is a class led by the Director of College Counseling who helps guide the senior class through the college process. The Director of College Counseling also works individually with every senior on his or her college application. To that end, seniors are provided with a wide array of resources that includes campus visits by college admission representatives, ready access to catalogs and view books, guides to every aspect of the admission process, and dozens of scholarship and financial aid guidebooks.

Click here to read a recent ByLine Magazine article highlighting Lake Ridge Academy's college counseling process featuring an interview with Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling.

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The Class of 2017 was accepted to the following colleges and universities:
(students will be attending colleges in bold)

Allegheny College
American University
Amherst College

Arizona State University
Baldwin Wallace University (2)
Belmont University

Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University

Case Western University (2)
Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College
Cleveland Institute of Art

College of Charleston
College of Wooster
Colgate University
Columbia College Chicago
Connecticut College
Denison University

DePaul University
Dickenson College

Earlham College
Emerson College

Fordham University
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Haverford College
John Carroll University (2)
John Carroll Univ. (Lake Erie Medical College)
Kenyon College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Mercyhurst University
Miami University of Ohio
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University (2)
Pace University
Pratt Institute
Reed College
Rochester Institute of Technology

Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sweet Briar College
The Ohio State University (Honors Program)
University of Arizona

University of California Riverside
University of Cincinnati
University of Kentucky (Honors College)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Miami Florida
University of Michigan (Ross School of Business)
University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of Pittsburgh
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester

University of San Diego
University of Tampa
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University

Wesleyan University
Wittenberg University
Youngstown State University 

The 40 Lake Ridge Academy graduates garnered over $3 million in college scholarships!

See our History of Valedictorian and Salutatorian Matriculation