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College & Career Guidance 2016-10-14T12:46:51+00:00

The goal of Hill School’s College and Career Guidance Office is to help each student find the right match in his or her future pursuits. Each year, sophomore and junior students take the PSAT to prepare them for future college placement exams. Work begins in earnest during the junior year; students take a College and Career Class in the spring, junior family conferences are held and students sit for their first college entrance exams. By the senior year, students attend college and career class in the fall and finalize resumes, essays, career/college searches and put the wheels in motion toward establishing their post-graduate plans. Throughout the Upper School years, the College and Career Guidance Office provides opportunities for career exploration and the college search by bringing in speakers, organizing college campus tours, coordinating college fair attendance, and providing resources for students to access no matter their destination after Hill School. Because of the small class size, Mrs. Abbey Griffin, the Director of College and Career Counseling and Dean of Upper School Academics is able to work individually with students and provide the attention our students need.

The Class of 2015 earned $787,336 in scholarships and the Class of 2016 earned $477, 064 in scholarships.

Hill School graduates 2010 – 2016 and the colleges to which they have been accepted and where they have matriculated (in bold):

Abilene Christian University, University of Alabama, Angelo State University, University of Arkansas, Austin College, Austin Community College, Baylor University, Blinn College, Centenary College of Louisiana, University of Central Oklahoma, Clemson University, College Living Experience – Austin, Collin County Community College District, Colorado State University, Dallas Baptist University, University of Dallas, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Dillard University, Florida Atlantic University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, Kansas State University, Landmark College, Lone Star College, Loyola University New Orleans, Lubbock Christian University, Lynn University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor,  Michigan Technological University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, New Mexico Military Institute, New Mexico State University, North Lake College, University of North Texas, Northern Arizona State University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, University of Oklahoma, Parker University, Prairie View A&M University, Regis University, St. Edward’s University, St. Joseph Seminary College, Sam Houston State University, San Antonio College, Schreiner University, South Plains College, Southwestern University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Tarleton State University, Tarrant County College, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University- Commerce, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Wesleyan University, United States Marine Corps, University of Texas- Arlington, University of Texas- Dallas, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of Texas-Tyler, University of Tulsa, Tyler Junior College, Weatherford College, West Texas A&M University, Wichita State University, Wright State University

 *Bold Indicates Matriculation

The 24 Members of the Class of 2015 – as of April:

~ Number of applications submitted: 126 ~ Percentage of senior class that has submitted applications: 100% ~ Most applications submitted by one student: 14 ~ Number of colleges on campus this fall: 14 ~ Number of Parent College Events: 6  ~ Number of college acceptances: 69 ~ Number of colleges accepting our students: 36 ~ Scholarship Total to Date: $546,336 ~ Number of bags of M&Ms consumed: 13