College Update Spring 2016


Each year, the Besant Hill community looks forward to hearing of the many college admissions attained by members of the graduating class. This year has brought much jubilation! By April 1, the seniors will have learned their results from each college and university to which they applied, and then the arduous decision process will begin. May 1 is the national “reply by” deadline, when seniors solidify their plans for higher education and commit to their prospective institutions.


The Class of 2017 has begun attending a weekly college counseling seminar to learn the scope of the college search, application, and admission process. Utilizing tools embedded in the BHS College Counseling software, Naviance Family Connection, the juniors have completed self-assessments and career interest surveys. Through one-on- one meetings with Brook Masters, Director of College Counseling, students develop a healthy list of prospective colleges and universities to research. A plan for standardized testing is made for each student, with April and May marking the first round of ACT and SAT tests. This is a time for dreaming the future into existence, and a journey that yields profound growth, self- awareness, and new goals. The Class of 2017 has much to look forward to!

The list of college acceptances is still growing , and we celebrate the triumphs of our seniors! Congratulations to the Besant Hill School of Happy Valley Class of 2016 for the following college acceptances:


Adelphi University
AMDA – College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College
Bard College
Bennington College
Boston University
Cal State University, Channel Islands
Cal State University, Chico
Cal State University, East Bay
Cal State University, Los Angeles
Cal State University, Northridge
Cal State University, San Bernardino
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge
Case Western Reserve University
Claremont McKenna College
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago, Honors College
Cornish College of the Arts
DePaul University
Drew University
Evergreen State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Green Mountain College
Hamilton College – NY
Hendrix College
Juniata College
Kent State University
Loyola Marymount University


Marquette University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount California University
Marymount Manhattan College
MCPHS -Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
New York University
Northeastern University
Occidental College
Pace University
Pace University, New York City
Parsons Paris, The New School – All Divisions
Pennsylvania State University
Prescott College
Reed College
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Juniata College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Stanford University
Seattle University
State University of New York, Albany
Syracuse University
The New School – All Divisions
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, San Luis Obispo
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of La Verne
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
University of San Francisco
University of the Pacific
University of Washington Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University
Whittier College
Williams College