College Counseling

College Counseling

The philosophy of the de Toledo High School College Counseling Department mirrors the overall philosophy of the school: we strive for excellence. In our view, excellence in college counseling is achieved when students, possessing a vast array of individual differences, are effectively matched with particular colleges/universities. Such an outcome, we believe, can only result via a highly personalized counseling process for each student.

We have a professional college counseling staff that is known within CA and throughout the country for their contributions to the field. They have held leadership positions in professional organizations and won awards for their contributions to the field.

The college counseling team visits colleges and attends conferences every year to stay up to date on current trends in admissions and opportunities for our students and they have relationships with hundreds of college admission officers throughout the country.

The de Toledo High School College Counseling program:

• Provides highly individualized counseling throughout the entire college application process that reflects students’ interests, personality, and intellectual goals.

•Provides families with extensive workshops and training led by college admissions and financial aid professionals.

• Provides colleges and universities with a comprehensive view of each student, made possible by the intimate nature of our school and college counseling staff-student ratio.

•Actively conveys the unique attributes of each student to college admissions officers.

•Guides students through self-discovery exercises that are integral to the college search process.

• Facilitates the creation of in-depth letters of recommendation from faculty and college counselors, which are highly regarded by college admissions officers.

• Hosts college admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities throughout the nation

de Toledo High School’s academic curriculum prepares all of our students for a college/university education and our college counseling department helps each student find their unique path. Whether this path leads to a campus within the University of California or California State University systems, an Ivy League University, a small liberal arts college, an art or technical institute, a college in Israel, a two-year community college, or the military, each student is supported and advised throughout his/her journey.

Susan DeRuyter, Director of College Counseling / Dean of Academic Advisement
Phone: 818.348.0048

Katherine Ratajczak, Associate Director of College Counseling / Associate Dean of Academic Advisement
Phone: 818.348.0048

Michael Truschke, Associate Director of College Counseling / Associate Dean of Academic Advisement
Phone: 818.348.0048

School Profile 2016-17

Academy of Art University
The University of Alabama
American Jewish University
American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)
American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
The University of Arizona
Bard College
Barnard College
Bennington College
Berkeley City College
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
University of British Columbia
Brown University
Bucknell University
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
California Lutheran University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
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 Bernardino
California State University, San Marcos
California State University, Stanislaus
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
Central Michigan University
Champlain College
Chapman University
College of Charleston
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
University of Connecticut
Cornish College of the Arts
Creighton University
Curry College
University of Delaware
Denison University
University of Denver
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Dominican University of California
Drexel University
Duke University
Eastern Washington University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott
Emerson College
Emory University
The Evergreen State College
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Fisher College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Mason University
The George Washington University
The University of Georgia
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Hampshire College
University of Hartford
Harvard University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Pacific University
Hofstra University
Humboldt State University
IDC Herzliya- Raphael Recanati International School
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Indiana University at Bloomington
The University of Iowa
Ithaca College
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Johnson & Wales University (Denver)
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
Kalamazoo College
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
Kenyon College
University of La Verne
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
LIM College (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising)
Long Island University, Post
London College of Fashion
Los Angeles Valley College
University of Louisville

Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
University of Maryland, College Park
Marymount California University
MCPHS – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
McDaniel College
Miami University, Oxford
University of Miami
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
Mills College
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Missouri Columbia
Moorpark College
Muhlenberg College
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans
New York University
University of North Carolina at Asheville
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
University of North Florida
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Ohio Wesleyan University
The University of Oklahoma
Oregon State University
University of Oregon
University of Oregon (Robert D. Clark Honors College)
Otterbein University
Pace University, New York City
University of the Pacific
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pennsylvania
Pepperdine University
Philadelphia University
Pierce College
Portland Community College
Portland State University
University of Portland
Pratt Institute
University of Puget Sound
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
University of Redlands
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Richmond, The American International University in London
University of Rochester
Rutgers University-Newark
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
University of San Francisco
San Jose State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Clara University
Santa Monica College
Sarah Lawrence College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Scripps College
Seattle University
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Sonoma State University
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The University of Texas, Austin
The Israel Experience
The New School – All Divisions
The New School – All Divisions (Parsons School of Design)
The Ohio State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Naval Academy
The University of the Arts
Vassar College
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Washington
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Western Oregon University
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whittier College
Willamette University
College of William and Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Woodbury University
The College of Wooster

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