College Counseling

The college admissions process plays an important role in our high school students’ educational journey and in their individual journeys of self-discovery. From the moment students arrive as freshmen, they are immersed in a college-bound culture designed to help them identify and realize their own goals and aspirations. With the active guidance of our college counselors and academic deans, as well as the support of our faculty, one hundred percent of our graduates who desire to attend college gain entry to a college or university of their choice.

Our careful and attentive planning involves both parents and students in a collaborative process that spans their high school years and is embedded in course work and course selection. The formal college search and application process kicks off in the spring of our students’ junior year with an informational evening for parents and with weekly seminars for the students. Following individual family meetings, students then meet regularly and individually with our college counseling staff to identify programs, colleges and universities that closely match their talents, aspirations and capabilities. We continue to meet with and support our students throughout their senior year as they complete their college applications. We offer weekly college counseling seminars in the junior and senior years. We provide extensive programs and events for our families in both English and Spanish. We present a Spring Case Studies program for students, financial aid planning for parents, and welcome more than 160 college representatives who visit our campus to meet with students each fall. Frequent, open communication among the students, parents, college counselors, and the colleges themselves is key to a successful admissions process.
College Counseling Department

Alejandra Bonilla
Director of College Counseling
310-828-5582 x 205 phone
310-828-2582 fax

Lacy Hall
Assistant Director of College Counseling
310-828-5582 x 222 phone
310-828-2582 fax
Flynn Linehan
Assistant Director of College Counseling
310-828-5582 x 131 phone
We are so proud of the Classes of 2019-2024 for their acceptances into such a diverse and impressive range of colleges and universities. We wish them the very best on the road ahead!

Schools in bold were selected by New Roads graduates.

American Colleges & Universities

American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Art Center College of Design
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Bethune-Cookman University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Cal Poly Humboldt
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
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
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Colgate University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Columbia College Chicago
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Denison University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Elon University
Emerson College
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Grambling State University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Hampton University
Harvard College
Harvey Mudd College
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University 
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Howard University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lafayette College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Macalester College
Marist College
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
McDaniel College
Menlo College
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Muhlenberg College
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oregon State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pratt Institute
Purchase College, SUNY
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Rice University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Sonoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
St. John's College (NM)
St. John's University
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Texas Southern University
The College of Wooster
The Evergreen State College
The New School - All Divisions
The University of Iowa
The University of Montana
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University
University of Arizona
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
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of La Verne
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vassar College
Washington State University
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College MA
Whitman College
Whittier College
Willamette University
Woodbury University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University of Louisiana

International Colleges and Universities

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Univ of the Arts London
East 15 Acting School, University of Essex (UK)
Franklin University Switzerland
Goldsmiths, University of London
Leiden University College The Hague
McGill University (Canada)
Queen Margaret University (UK)
Richmond, The American International University in London
The American University of Paris
University of Applied Arts Vienna
University of Glasgow
University of St. Andrews (UK)
University of Stirling (UK)
University of Toronto