At Notre Dame Academy, we offer college counseling to guide our Upper School students in their college application and decision process.

College Counseling

The mission of the College Counseling Office is to help students make informed educational choices by leading them through a four-year informational process rooted in and aligned with the Notre Dame Academy Mission Statement. They are called to be active participants and asked to make meaningful connections, educationally and personally, in this journey. 

While being accepted at a college or university that matches the student’s educational, social, geographic, and financial needs is vital, the most crucial role I have as College Counselor is a very personalized one. I will guide the students through a process of self-exploration so they may learn more about themselves and help each student discover his or her true passion. I will assist the students in creating a positive vision for their future before they move on to the next more independent phase of their lives. The goal is to help students articulate their interests, skills, values, abilities, personal style, and vision and link them to their choice of colleges and possible majors.

Our journey together will begin in the ninth grade helping each student understand the PSAT results and what part the scores play in their academic profile and in the application process. In tenth and eleventh grades, in addition to standardized test results, I will talk to students about the importance of self-awareness using personality and interest inventories results to explore career/college goals. All the while, I will offer knowledgeable advice and attention to detail to guarantee a timely and successful process. Senior year will require the coordination of efforts by student, parent and counselor working together to complete a final college list that is a result of a thorough search.

Mrs. Kathi Woods
Director of College Counseling

College Acceptances

University of Alabama, University of Alabama/Birmingham, Albany State University, American University, Appalachian State University, Auburn University, Augusta University, University of Barcelona, Baylor University, Belmont Abbey, Belmont University, Berry College, Boston University, University of California at Los Angeles, Case Western Reserve University, Catholic University of America, University of Central Florida, University of Cincinnati, Clayton State University, Clemson University, Columbia University (NY), Columbus State University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Davidson College, DePaul University, Drexel University, Duke University, Emerson College, Emory University, Flagler College, University of Florida, Florida Southern, Florida State University, Fordham University, Furman University, Georgetown University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, University of Georgia, George Washington University, University of Illinois /Urbana-Champaign, Jefferson University, Johns Hopkins University, Kennesaw State University, Kentucky Christian College, University of Kentucky, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Marquette University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mercer University, Miami University of Ohio, Michigan State University, Middle Georgia State University, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, University of Missouri, Montana State University/Bozeman, New York University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Georgia, University of Notre Dame, Oglethorpe University, University of Oregon, Otterbein College, Oxford College at Emory University, Pace University-New York City, University of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian College, Purdue University, Rhodes College, Rollins College, University of Rochester, St. Leo University, Sacred Heart University, Samford University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah State University, Sewanee: University of the South, University of South Carolina, Stetson University, Syracuse University, University of Tampa, Technical University of Denmark, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, Valdosta State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, University of West Georgia, West Point/United States Military Academy, William and Mary, Wofford College, Xavier University, Young Harris College

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    Kathleen Woods 

    College Counseling Director

College Contact

College Reps who want to visit, please email 
Mrs. Kathi Woods.