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 and Ms. Priyanka Singh who guide students through the college process step-by-step. Eli and Priyanka 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

Director of College Counseling and Academic Guidance

Ms. Priyanka Singh

Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Guidance


Colleges to which Shalhevet students have been admitted (Classes 2017-21):


American University SUNY at Binghamton
Arizona State 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 Visual Arts
Brandeis University School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Brown University Seattle University
Bucknell University Sonoma State University
CUNY - Baruch College St John's College
CUNY - Hunter College Stanford University
California College of the Arts Syracuse University
California Lutheran University Temple University
California Polytechnic University
(Pomona, San Luis Obispo)
Texas A&M University
California State University
(Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Northridge)
The New School
The Ohio State University
The Peabody Institute
The University of Tampa
Case Western Reserve University The University of Texas at Austin
Chapman University Touro College
College of Charleston Trinity College
Columbia College Tufts University
Columbia University Tulane University of Louisiana
Cornell University University of Arizona
Drexel University University of British Columbia
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
University of California
(Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz)
Fashion Institute of Technology University of Chicago
Florida Atlantic University University of Colorado Boulder
Fordham University University of Delaware
Franklin & Marshall College University of Denver
George Washington University University of Hawaii at Manoa
Goucher College University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Harvard University University of Kansas
Harvey Mudd College University of Kentucky
Hawaii Pacific University University of La Verne
Hofstra University University of Maryland
IDC Herzliya  University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Indiana University (Bloomington) University of Miami
Jewish Theological Seminary of America University of Michigan
Johns Hopkins University University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Kent State University University of Oregon
LIM College University of Pennsylvania
Lewis & Clark College University of Redlands
Los Angeles Valley College University of Rochester
Loyola Marymount University University of San Diego
Maryland Institute College of Art University of San Francisco
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Southern California
Michigan State University University of Toronto
Muhlenberg College University of Vermont
New York University University of Victoria
Northeastern University University of Virginia
Nova Southeastern University University of Washington
Occidental College University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Ohio University Vanderbilt University
Oregon State University Wake Forest University
Pace University Washington University in St Louis
Parsons School of Design Wesleyan University
Pepperdine University West Los Angeles College
Princeton University Western Michigan University
Purdue University Willamette University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Yale University
Rochester Institute of Technology Yeshiva University
Rutgers University