Guidance » College Counseling

College Counseling

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 Ms. Aviva Walls and Ms. Lisa Gruenbaum, who guide students through the college process step-by-step. Aviva and Lisa also meet 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:

Ms. Aviva Walls
Director of College Counseling and Academic Guidance

Ms. Lisa Gruenbaum

Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Guidance


Colleges to which Shalhevet students have been admitted:


American University

Arizona State University

Babson College

Bard College

Bar-Ilan University

Barnard College

Beloit College

Binghamton University

Boston University

Bradley University

Brandeis University

Bryn Mawr College

California Lutheran University

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

California State University, Channel Islands

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Northridge

California State University, San Bernardino

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Clark University

Colorado School of Mines

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

DePaul University

Drexel University

Duke University

Emerson College

Emory University

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles

Franklin and Marshall College

Goucher College

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Haverford College

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hofstra University

Indiana University at Bloomington

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

Ithaca College

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Johns Hopkins University

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College

Los Angeles Valley College

Loyola Marymount University

Marquette University

Marymount Manhattan College

McGill University

Michigan State University

Mount Holyoke College

Muhlenberg College

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Otis College of Art and Design

Pace University

Parsons New School for Design

Pepperdine University

Pitzer College

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Reed College

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

San Francisco University

Santa Clara University

Santa Monica College

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of Visual Arts

Scripps College

Simon Fraser University

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern California Institute of Architecture

St. John’s College

Stony Brook University

Suffolk University
Syracuse University

The George Washington University

The University of Arizona

Trinity University

Tufts University

Tulane University

Union College

University of Birmingham

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Davis

University of California at Irvine

University of California at Los Angeles

University of California at Merced

University of California at Riverside

University of California at San Diego

University of California at Santa Barbara

University of California at Santa Cruz

University of Chicago

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Denver

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of Oregon

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Redlands

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of Southern California

University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

University of the Pacific

University of Toronto

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vancouver Island University

Vanderbilt University

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Yale University

Yeshiva University

York University