College Counseling and Academic Guidance

Shalhevet’s College Counseling program integrates the unique pedagogy of the school with the college application process. We do not simply measure the success of a college application by a letter of admission from a prestigious college. We encourage students to take ownership of the process and recognize that this is a time of great maturity and personal growth. We look to help each student find the best fit in a potential college – academically, socially and Jewishly.


Throughout high school, with emphasis on junior and senior year, we help students explore and identify their priorities and values, and teach them crucial research, time management and decision making skills, ensuring our graduates grow into responsible young adults once they arrive on the campus of their choice. We support this by helping students to assess their goals and investigate universities that best meet their individual needs.


College Counseling begins informally as students transition to the rigor of high school coursework and become comfortable with the challenges entailed. We work closely with students to guide them academically throughout high school, choosing appropriate courses and teaching them how to strive for balance in their lives, academically and co-curricularly. In their junior year, students begin to meet formally with Mr. Eli Shavalian who guides students through the college process step-by-step. Eli also meets with students and parents individually and in small groups to answer questions about the college application process and to discuss plans and goals post-high school.


For more information, feel free to contact our counselors:

Mr. Eli Shavalian

Interim Director of College Counseling and Academic Guidance


Colleges to which Shalhevet students have been admitted (Classes 2016-20):


American University San Diego State University
Arizona State University San Francisco State University
Bar-Ilan University San Jose State University
Barnard College Santa Monica College
Boston University Sarah Lawrence College
Bowling Green State University Savannah College of Art and Design
Bradley University School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Brandeis University School of Visual Arts
Brown University Seattle University
Bucknell University Sonoma State University
California College of the Arts St John's College (Annapolis)
California Lutheran University Stanford University
California State Polytechnic State University (Pomona, SLO) Suffolk University
California State University
(Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Northridge)
SUNY at Binghamton
Case Western Reserve University Syracuse University
Chapman University The New School
College of Charleston The Ohio State University
Columbia College (Chicago) The Peabody Institute
Columbia College (Hollywood) Trinity University
Columbia University Tufts University
Cornell University Tulane University
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Union College
CUNY Hunter College University of Arizona
DePaul University University of British Columbia
Drexel University
University of California
(Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz)
Elon University University of Chicago
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott) University of Colorado (Boulder)
Emerson College University of Connecticut
Emory University University of Delaware
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising University of Denver
Fashion Institute of Technology University of Hawaii at Manoa
Fordham University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Franklin & Marshall College University of Kansas
George Washington University University of Kentucky
Goucher College University of La Verne
Harvard University University of Maryland (College Park)
Harvey Mudd College University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Haverford College University of Miami
Hofstra University University of Michigan
Indiana University (Bloomington) University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Jewish Theological Seminary of America University of Missouri (Kansas City)
Johns Hopkins University University of Oregon
Kent State University University of Pennsylvania
Lewis & Clark College University of Redlands
LIM College University of Rochester
Los Angeles Valley College University of San Diego
Loyola Marymount University University of San Francisco
Maryland Institute College of Art University of Southern California
Marymount Manhattan College University of Toronto
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Vermont
Michigan State University University of Victoria
Muhlenberg University University of Washington (Seattle Campus)
New York University University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Northeastern University Vanderbilt University
Occidental College Washington University in St Louis
Pace University West Los Angeles College
Pepperdine University Western Michigan University
Princeton University Willamette University
Purdue University Yale University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Yeshiva University
Rochester Institute of Technology York University
Rutgers University (New Brunswick)