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  • Your Roadmap

    to College
    At Rabun Gap, it’s not if you’re going to college - but where. Each year, 100% of the graduating class earns acceptances to the top colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
Our students earn acceptances into some of the most competitive and selective programs. Graduates attend Cornell, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Georgia Tech, UPenn, and more.
Our experienced college counseling team is committed to ensuring students and parents are equipped and ready for the college admission process. That starts in eighth grade as students select classes for high school.

Throughout the Upper School years, our team guides students through using the Naviance software to track their college admission journey. Our College counselors are always available to discuss college and career planning, and we have a dedicated Student Commons for students to work on applications.

Juniors and seniors attend College Counseling seminars where they take an in-depth approach to the college application process - from choosing a best-fit institution, writing admission essays, learning about financial aid, and applying for scholarships. The College Counseling Office also sponsors on-campus college fairs, college visits, and workshops featuring college admission leaders for parents and students.

College Counseling 4-Year Plan

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  • Grade 9

    • Overview of college admission process
    • Introduction to Naviance (Resumes and college searches)
    • College fairs
    • 4-Year Plan review with the Academic Office (one-on-one meeting for course selection)
  • Grade 10

    • College fairs
    • Admission representative visits
    • Naviance (Resumes, StrengthsExplorer, journal writing, and building a college list)
    • PSAT & Aspire
    • 4-Year Plan review with the Academic Office (one-on-one meeting for course selection)
    • AP classes and exams
  • Grade 11

    • Junior Seminar with College Counseling during second and third trimesters
      • Information workshops
      • College search (“Colleges I’m Thinking About”)
      • Resume, Journal Writing, and PrepMe
    • College fairs
    • Admission representative visits
    • Naviance (Resumes, StrengthsExplorer, journal writing, and building a college list)
    • SAT Prep Courses
    • SAT/ACT Testing (a minimum of 2 SATs and 1 ACT)
    • 4-Year Plan review with the Academic Office (one-on-one meeting for course selection)
    • AP classes and exams
    • Individual college visits encouraged
    • Weekly eNewsletter from the College Counseling Office with updates and information
  • Grade 12

    • Senior Seminar with College Counseling during first and second trimesters
      • Finalize college list with “Colleges I’m Applying To”
      • Resume and PrepMe
      • Common App essay review
      • Application submission
      • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
      • Decision counseling
    • Individual meetings
    • College fairs
    • Admission representative visits
    • SAT Prep Courses
    • SAT/ACT Testing (a minimum of 3 SATs and 2 ACTs - SAT subject testing if required)
    • AP classes and exams
    • Individual college visits encouraged
    • Weekly eNewsletter from the College Counseling Office with updates and information

Our College Counseling Team

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  • Photo of Cheryl Barber

    Cheryl Barber 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Grace Lopez

    Grace Lopez 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.