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College Counseling

Implicit in the Ashley Hall college counseling services is our wish to have each girl find a college that is compatible with her goals, interests, and abilities. Toward this end, we offer them unlimited one-on-one meetings to discuss and refine their options, as well as class meetings, college night programs, and encouragement to meet with upwards of 50 college representatives who visit Ashley Hall annually. This is an ongoing process beginning in the ninth grade and picking up in earnest in the eleventh grade. As juniors, all girls meet regularly with Ashley Hall's Director of College Counseling, Amanda Murrell, to determine the colleges that will best meet their goals. With 100% college matriculation for our graduating seniors, Ashley Hall places a great deal of importance on finding the right university for each girl. We work individually with students on applications, essays, and scholarship applications. The needs of each of our seniors varies, but we are committed to helping families with their individual requirements.

In the ever-changing college admissions arena, Ashley Hall girls fare very well, finding that upon graduation they have a broad choice of acceptances to colleges and universities both domestic and international. Our seniors explore a variety of colleges and universities, typically applying to over 75 different colleges ranging from in-state public and private institutions to colleges such as the Ivies, Duke, University of Chicago, University of St Andrews (Scotland), University of Virginia, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Washington and Lee, Georgetown, and others. Merit scholarship dollars in excess of $3 million were offered to the 37 members of the class of 2013.

PQV to Ashley Hall's Class of 2013 named merit scholarship recipients:

Lily Alterman
  • University of Arizona Excellence Award
  • DePaul, Presidential Scholarship
  • Queens University of Charlotte, Academic Scholarship
  • University of Hartford, Alumni Grant
  • University of New Haven, Charger Award 
Rossi Anastopoulo
  • UNC-Chapel Hill, Morehead-Cain Scholarship  
  • University of South Carolina - Honors Program, Carolina Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship
Macon Bianucci
  • University of Southern California, Half Tuition Scholarship
Natalie Faulstich
  • Bryant University, Archway Scholarship
  • Hofstra University, Provost Scholarship
  • Philadelphia University, Faculty Scholarship
  • University of Maine, Black Bear Scholarship
  • University of Vermont, Trustees Scholarship 
Jane Gilbert
  • University of Georgia, Classic Scholarship and Regents Waiver
  • University of Alabama, Presidential Scholarship and National Merit Finalist Scholarship
  • National Merit Scholarship
Allie Highfield
  • College of Charleston, Guy E. Beatty Scholarship
  • Sewanee, Quintard Award
Rebecca Howell
  • Furman, Bell Tower Scholarship
  • Goucher, Presidential Scholarship
  • Lake Forest, Presidential Scholarship and Gates Leadership Scholarship
Anna Lanford
  • Furman, Bell Tower Scholarship
Jessica McDowell
  • Furman, Bell Tower Scholarship and Special Recognition Vocal Scholarship
  • Gettysburg, Lincoln Scholarship 
Mary Carter Mullen
  • College of Charleston, Presidential Scholarship and member of William Aiken Fellows Society
  • Villanova University, Villanova Scholarship
  • National Merit, Emory University Scholarship
Anna Outten
  • University of Mississippi, Provost Scholar Program
Christine Quinn
  • Mars Hill College, Merit Scholarship
Daisy Stackpole
  • Belmont University, General Merit Scholarship
Alexa Weeks
  • Oberlin Conservatory, Dean’s Conservatory Scholarship
  • Oberlin College, John Frederick Oberlin Scholar
  • Mannes School of Music, Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Tuition Scholarship
Brenyce Watson
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Honors Scholarship