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

[email protected]

Ms. Priyanka Singh

Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Guidance

[email protected]


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


American University Rutgers University 
Arizona State University SUNY at Binghamton
Arizona State University San Diego State University
Bar-Ilan University San Francisco State University
Barnard College San Jose State University
Berklee College of Music 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
The New School
California State University
(Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Northridge)
The Ohio State University
The Peabody Institute
The University of Tampa
The University of Texas at Austin
Case Western Reserve University Touro College
Chapman University Trinity College
College of Charleston Tufts University
Columbia College Tulane University of Louisiana
Columbia University University of Arizona
Cornell University University of British Columbia
Drexel University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
University of California
(Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
University of Chicago
Fashion Institute of Technology University of Colorado Boulder
Florida Atlantic University University of Delaware
Fordham University University of Denver
Franklin & Marshall College University of Hawaii at Manoa
George Washington University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Goucher College University of Kansas
Harvard University University of Kentucky
Harvey Mudd College University of La Verne
Hawaii Pacific University University of Maryland
Hofstra University University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
IDC Herzliya  University of Miami
Indiana University (Bloomington) University of Michigan
Jewish Theological Seminary of America University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Johns Hopkins University University of Oregon
Kent State University University of Pennsylvania
LIM College University of Redlands
Lewis & Clark 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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Toronto
Michigan State University University of Vermont
Muhlenberg College University of Victoria
New York University University of Virginia
Northeastern University University of Washington
Nova Southeastern University University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Occidental College Vanderbilt University
Ohio University Wake Forest University
Oregon State University Washington University in St Louis
Pace University Wesleyan University
Parsons School of Design 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