College CounselingAspiration and strategy

Expert, Experienced, Enthusiastic Support

Collaborate with the College Counseling Office (CCO) to curate a personalized selection of colleges that align with your academic and personal goals. Develop tailored strategies to create authentic college applications that reflect your experiences and aspirations.

This engagement begins early and provides guidance that adapts to each student's academic and personal growth from 9th to 12th grade. As former college admission officers, the CCO stays up to date with their knowledge through interactions with more than 100 college representatives and participation in national and local conferences.

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  • Where Crystal Alumni Go to College

    Crystal students from the classes of 2021-2024 have been accepted to the following institutions (matriculation in bold):

    American University
    Amherst College
    Arizona State University 
    Arizona State University-Polytechnic
    Arizona State University-Tempe
    Babson College
    Barnard College
    Bates College
    Beloit College
    Bentley University
    Berklee College of Music
    Boise State University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bowdoin College
    Brandeis University
    Brigham Young University-Hawaii
    Brown University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Bucknell University
    California Lutheran University
    California Northstate University
    California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
    California State Polytechnic University - Humboldt
    California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
    California State University-Bakersfield
    California State University-Channel Islands
    California State University-Chico
    California State University-East Bay
    California State University-Fresno
    California State University-Fullerton
    California State University-Long Beach
    California State University-Los Angeles
    California State University-Monterey Bay
    California State University-Northridge
    California State University-Sacramento
    California State University-San Marcos
    Carleton College
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Chapman University
    Claremont McKenna College
    Clark University
    Clemson University
    Colby College
    Colgate University
    College of San Mateo
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College
    Colorado School of Mines
    Colorado State University-Fort Collins
    Columbia College Chicago
    Columbia University 
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University
    Cornish College of the Arts
    Dartmouth College
    Davidson College
    DePaul University
    Drew University
    Drexel University
    Duke Kunshan University
    Duke University
    Eastman College of Music
    Elon University
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Endicott College
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    Florida International University
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    Franklin and Marshall College
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Gettysburg College
    Gonzaga University
    Graceland University-Lamoni
    Grinnell College
    Hamilton College
    Hampton University
    Harvard College
    Harvey Mudd College
    Haverford College
    Hawaii Pacific University
    High Point University
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    Jackson State University
    John Cabot University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kentucky State University
    Kenyon College
    Lafayette College
    Laguna College of Art and Design
    Lehigh University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Loyola Marymount University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Macalester College
    Marist College
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    McGill University
    Menlo College
    Miami University-Oxford
    Michigan State University
    Middlebury College
    Montana State University
    Morehouse College
    Mount Saint Mary's University
    New York University
    Norfolk State University
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    Oberlin College
    Occidental College
    Ohio State University-Main Campus
    Old Dominion University

    Oregon State University
    Otterbein University
    Pace University
    Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
    Pepperdine University
    Pitzer College
    Point Park University
    Pomona College
    Portland State University
    Pratt Institute
    Princeton University
    Purdue University-Main Campus
    Reed College
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Rice University
    Richmond American University London
    Ringling College of Art and Design
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    SUNY Polytechnic Institute
    SUNY at Purchase College
    Saint Mary's College of California
    Salve Regina University
    San Diego State University
    San Francisco State University
    San Jose State University
    Santa Clara University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    School of Visual Arts
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Scripps College
    Seattle University
    Skidmore College
    Skyline College
    Smith College
    Sonoma State University
    Southern Methodist University
    Stanford University
    Swarthmore College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    Texas Christian University
    Texas Southern University
    The American University of Paris
    The Juilliard School
    The New England Conservatory of Music
    The New School
    The University of British Columbia
    The University of Edinburgh
    Trinity College
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Union College
    University of Arizona
    University of Bristol
    University of California-Berkeley
    University of California-Davis
    University of California-Irvine
    University of California-Los Angeles
    University of California-Merced
    University of California-Riverside
    University of California-San Diego
    University of California-Santa Barbara
    University of California-Santa Cruz
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Florida
    University of Glasgow
    University of Greenwich
    University of Hawaii At Manoa
    University of Idaho
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    University of La Verne
    University of Maryland-College Park
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    University of Massachusetts-Boston
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    University of Nevada-Las Vegas
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Oregon
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Portland
    University of Puget Sound
    University of Redlands
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    University of St Andrews
    University of Toronto
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington-Seattle Campus
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    University of Wyoming
    University of the Pacific
    Vanderbilt University
    Vassar College
    Villanova University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington State University
    Washington University In St Louis
    Wellesley College
    Wesleyan University
    Western Washington University
    Whitman College
    Whittier College
    Willamette University
    Williams College
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Yale University
     

Visiting Instructions for College Reps

Virtual and on-campus college visits are offered. Crystal utilizes the MaiaLearning platform to schedule these visits. Visitors are welcome to park in the overflow parking area at the end of the driveway on the right after 10 AM.

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Upper School College Counseling Team

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  • Photo of Jennifer Carleton

    Jennifer Carleton 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Ashley Rochman

    Ashley Rochman 

    Interim Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Aurora Kearney

    Aurora Kearney 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Anna Luk

    Anna Luk 

    Registrar, College Counseling Assistant

College Counseling FAQs

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  • How many college counselors do you have? What is the average caseload?

    We have three full-time college counselors, all former admission officers at highly selective universities.

    Our counselor's average caseload is 30 students per graduating class. This is among the lowest student-to-counselor ratios among our peer schools.
  • What kind of support does the CCO provide?

    What kind of support does the CCO provide? A lot! At every stage of the post-high school planning process, we work with students and families helping them to identify the individual pathway that works for them.

    How we provide support
    • College research
    • Exploration process
    • Planning and preparing for standardized testing
    • Course selection and planning
    • Application support, including essay review
    • Understanding college financial aid and scholarship opportunities
    • Taking time off between high school and college
    • Two-year and four-year college pathways
  • When do the college counselors start individual meetings with students?

    Individual meetings usually commence in January of 11th grade unless special circumstances warrant an earlier meeting (e.g., athletic recruitment, international university attendance, etc.). All students are welcome to ask questions during office hours. 

    Additionally, the CCO conducts grade-level meetings throughout the school year to discuss college counseling-related topics, such as course selection and preparation for the college process.

This is the start of Your Journey

Contact

Admission Questions:  admission@crystal.org

Middle School

10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
650-645-1000

Upper School

400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010
650-342-4175
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