Ready for the Next Step

For GPS girls, the relationships formed with the college guidance office transform the experience into three words: individualizedpurposeful, and personal.
The process begins freshman year in small group meetings focused on the student, not the college. As a sophomore, the student is encouraged to evaluate her personal story as it relates to academics and extracurricular choices. Juniors meet individually with the college counseling staff and, with their peers, in seven college classes, fine-tuning what will be their approach to the college search. Applications, scholarship opportunities, preparation for the high school-to-college transition, and increased individual attention from the counselors are part of the personalized strategy that fills the senior year.

Parent partnerships are part of the college journey as well. In addition to interviews with families, the counselors plan many events and touchpoints such as college fairs, evening programs about financial aid and athletic scholarships, Cup O’ College, a morning coffee event open to any parent with questions about the process; and newsletters with information about test prep, financial aid, college visits, and summer opportunities.

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GPS Class of 2018

75% earned $10 million in merit, talent, or athletic scholarships

11 student-athletes (13%) signed to continue their sports in college; the national average for girls and boys is 6%

77% acceptance rate for the 576 applications submitted to 210 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad

58 colleges and universities in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Spain where the girls matriculated

College Acceptances for the Class of 2018

Agnes Scott College
University of Alabama at Birmingham (H)
Alabama State University
The University of Alabama*
American University*
University of Arkansas*
Auburn University*
Augusta University
Austin Peay State University
Baruch College of the CUNY
Baylor University (H)
Belmont University*
Berry College*
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston College
Boston University*
Brandeis University
Bridgewater College
Brigham Young University*
Bryan College
Butler University
University of California, Davis
Centre College
College of Charleston*(H)
University of Chicago*
Claflin University*
Clark University
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Hollywood
Converse College
Cornell University
Covenant College
Davidson College*
University of Dayton
University of Delaware*
University of Denver
Dickinson College
Drew University*(H)
Drexel University
Duke University*
East Tennessee State University*
Elon University
Emory University
University of Evansville
Fisk University
Flagler College
Florida Southern College
Fordham University*
Freed-Hardeman University
Furman University
The George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University*
University of Georgia*(H)
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Goucher College
Harding University
High Point University
Hollins University*
Hope College
Howard University
Huntingdon College*
IE University-Segovia, Spain*
Indiana University at Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
University of Kansas
Kennesaw State University
Kentucky State University
University of Kentucky*
King’s College London
Lake Forest College*
Lee University*
Lipscomb University*
Louisiana State University*(H)
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
University of Maryland, College Park
Marymount Manhattan College*
Maryville College*
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The University of Memphis
Mercer University (H)
Miami University, Oxford
University of Miami*(H)
Middle Tennessee State University
Midwestern State University
Mills College
Millsaps College
Mississippi State University*(H)
University of Mississippi*
University of Missouri Columbia
Mitchell College*
The University of Montana, Missoula
University of Montevallo
Montreat College*(H)
New York University*
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill*
University of North Carolina, Greensboro*
North Carolina State University
University of North Georgia
University of Notre Dame*
Occidental College
Oglethorpe University
Ohio University*
The University of Oklahoma
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pratt Institute
University of Puget Sound
Radford University
Reinhardt University*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College*(H)
University of Richmond
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Rutgers University-Camden
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Rutgers University-Newark
Saint Louis University
Salisbury University*
Samford University*
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design*
Scripps College
Sewanee: The University of the South*
Shorter University
Simmons College
University of South Carolina
Southern Adventist University
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
Suolk University
The University of Tampa*
Tennessee Technological University*
Tennessee Wesleyan University
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga*(H)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville*(H)
Texas A&M University, Texarkana
Texas Christian University*(H)
The University of Texas, Austin*
The University of Texas, Dallas
Trinity College Dublin
Troy University
Tulane University*
Tusculum College*
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Essex
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University (H)
Virginia Tech
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University*
Washington and Lee University*
Washington University in St. Louis*
The University of West Georgia
Western Kentucky University
Westmont College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Woord College*
The College of Wooster*

*denotes college attending
(H) denotes Honors College