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Be part of this exciting county-wide giving day by making a philanthropic gift to Country Day before midnight!  http://www.miamicountryday.org/givemiamiday 

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Today is Give Miami Day!

Be part of this exciting county-wide giving day by making a philanthropic gift to Country Day before midnight!  http://www.miamicountryday.org/givemiamiday 

With a match for every gift made today, see your gift go further to impact our students’ academic experience. Thank you for your support of Country Day and for making a positive impact on the greater Miami community on #GiveMiamiDay!
Additional Information
The mission of the College Counseling Office is to facilitate the college admission process so that students are able to matriculate to a college that matches their interests and skillsets. With the onset of a population increase among college students, the college application process has become more complex as many colleges become more selective in their admission practices. Consequently, the College Counseling Office is guided by a hands-on, student/family-oriented philosophy to maximize our students’ opportunities for admission. Individualized and personalized guidance is the hallmark of our college counseling office.

Toward that end, our office and our families utilize a web-based software program, Naviance, at http://connection.naviance.com/miamicds. Each student and his/her parents are given access to this program, which facilitates the college admission process for our families by providing a variety of services, including researching colleges and providing communication with the College Counseling Office. In addition, students are provided with a test prep program, a career exploration component, and a personality self-inventory.

Program Overview

Individualized and personalized guidance is the hallmark
of our college counseling program.

College Counselors for 9th grade students are assigned alphabetically. All 9th grade students will meet with their counselor to review course selection for 10th grade. In addition, the assigned counselor will serve as a resource for the student and his/her parents for the remainder of the year. In 10th grade, all students will be assigned a counselor at the beginning of the semester who will work with them during the college admission process. New students in 11th and 12th grades have already been assigned a counselor.

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  • Grade 9

    • Orientation to College Counseling Program—what colleges evaluate in college admission decisions
    • PSAT 8/9 testing in October
    • Introduction and initial use of Naviance’s Family Connection
    • Review of 1st quarter grades and GPA calculation
    • Distribution and explanation of PSAT 8/9 testing results
    • Program for parents to explain the college admission process and to introduce parents to their Naviance account.
    • Review of 1st semester grades and GPA calculation
    • Guidance in Registering for next year’s classes
    • Guidance for those students taking SAT II subject tests in June
    • Visit to the University of Miami for college information session and tour
    • Assistance with academic summer program applications
  • Grade 10

    • Review of Naviance’s Family Connection and College Admission requirements
    • PSAT testing in October
    • PSAT results explained in January
    • Demonstration and sign-up of My College QuickStart for PSAT analysis and SAT prep
    • Review of 1st semester grades and cumulative GPA calculation
    • Informational Program with Parents
    • Guidance in Registering for next year’s classes
    • Guidance for those students taking SAT II subject tests in June
    • Guidance for those pursuing academic summer programs
  • Grade 11

    (Intensive program begins 2nd semester)
    • Orientation about what happens in the junior year and review of Naviance’s Family Connection
    • PSAT testing in October
    • Required attendance at the Miami Invitational College Fair
    • Opportunity to attend sessions with college admission representatives who visit MCDS
    • Group registration for the first testing of the SAT
    • PSAT results explained with review of My College QuickStart
    • Seminar evening for parents of juniors to review process and participate in a mock admissions committee review of applications
    • Participation in mock admissions committee review of application process
    • Individual meetings between families and the child’s college counselor
    • Individual meetings between the student and the counselor
    • Introduction and assignment of the college essay during English classes
    • Sign-off on registering for senior year classes
  • Grade 12

    (Intensive program during 1st semester)
    • Orientation of the college admission process for seniors
    • College Admissions session during Senior Retreat
    • Opportunity to attend sessions with college admissions reps and College Fair
    • Individual meetings between student and counselor throughout the application process
    • Parent meeting for parents of seniors
    • Submission of applications
    • Guidance throughout the process of applying, decision making, financial aid, Bright Futures Scholarship, etc. throughout the school year
Miami Country Day School
601 NE 107th Street,
Miami FL 33161
CEEB CODE 101032

College Counseling Contacts

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Matriculation Information

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  • Class of 2018

    1 Auburn University
    3 Babson College 
    1 Barry University
    2 Bentley University 
    2 Boston College 
    1 University of California, Los Angeles 
    1 University of California, Santa Cruz 
    1 Carleton College 
    1 Carnegie Mellon University 
    1 Clark University 
    1 Clemson University 
    2 University of Colorado at Boulder 
    2 Concordia University - Montreal 
    2 Cornell University 
    1 Dartmouth College 
    1 Eastern Florida State College 
    1 Eastern Kentucky University 
    1 Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne 
    1 Flagler College 
    3 Florida Atlantic University 
    6 Florida International University 
    3 Florida State University 
    7 University of Florida 
    1 Fordham University 
    2 The George Washington University 
    2 High Point University 
    2 Indiana University at Bloomington 
    1 John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the CUNY 
    1 Johnson & Wales University (Providence) 
    2 Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Marbella 
    1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
    2 Miami Dade College - All Campuses 
    11 University of Miami 
    1 Michigan State University 
    4 University of Michigan
    1 Monmouth University 
    7 New York University 
    1 Newcastle University 
    1 University of North Florida 
    1 Northeastern University 
    1 Pennsylvania State University 
    2 University of Pennsylvania 
    1 Rollins College 
    1 Rowan University 
    1 Smith College 
    1 University of South Carolina 
    3 University of Southern California 
    3 Syracuse University 
    1 The New School - Parsons School of Design 
    3 Tulane University 
    1 Vassar College 
    1 Villanova University 
    1 Wake Forest University 
    1 College of William and Mary 
  • Class of 2017

    1 American University
    1 Arizona State University – Barrett Honors College
    2 Babson College
    2 Bard College
    3 Boston College
    1 Boston University
    1 Brandeis University
    1 Broward College
    1 Carnegie Mellon University
    1 University of Central Florida
    1 Columbia University
    1 Cornell University
    1 Duke University
    1 Eckerd College
    2 Emerson College
    5 Florida International University
    11 Florida State University
    3 University of Florida
    1 Fordham University
    1 Furman University
    3 The George Washington University
    1 Howard University
    3 Indiana University at Bloomington
    2 Lynn University
    1 Marist College
    1 Miami Dade College
    1 University of Maryland, College Park
    1 Marymount California University
    10 University of Miami
    2 University of Michigan
    1 Muhlenberg College
    3 New York University
    1 Northeastern University
    2 University of Pennsylvania
    1 Rollins College
    1 Saint Leo University
    1 San Diego State University
    1 Santa Fe College
    1 Sarah Lawrence College
    1 University of South Carolina
    1 University of Southern California
    1 Southern Methodist University
    1 Stetson University
    1 Suffolk County Community College
    1 Suffolk University
    1 Tallahassee Community College
    2 The University of Tampa
    2 The New School – All Divisions
    2 Tufts University
    4 Tulane University
    1 University of London
    1 Villanova University
    1 University of Virginia
    1 Wellesley College
    1 Whittier College


  • Class of 2016

    2 American University
    1 Babson College
    2 Barnard College
    1 Bethune-Cookman University
    2 Boston College
    1 Boston University
    1 Brandeis University
    2 Broward College
    1 University of California, Los Angeles
    1 University of Central Florida
    3 University of Colorado at Boulder
    1 Cornell University
    1 Dartmouth College
    1 Emmanuel College
    1 Florida Atlantic University
    5 Florida International University
    1 Florida Polytechnic University
    1 Florida State College at Jacksonville
    4 Florida State University
    6 University of Florida
    1 Fordham University
    3 The George Washington University
    1 Georgetown University
    1 Grinnell College
    1 Hofstra University
    3 Indiana University at Bloomington
    1 Loyola University Maryland
    1 Lynn University
    2 University of Maryland, College Park
    1 Miami Dade College
    8 University of Miami
    1 University of Michigan
    2 New York University
    1 Oglethorpe University
    2 Parsons The New School for Design
    2 University of Pennsylvania
    1 Purdue University
    1 Rochester Institute of Technology
    1 Santa Barbara City College
    1 Santa Monica College
    1 Sewanee: The University of the South
    1 University of South Florida
    2 Syracuse University
    1 Tallahassee Community College
    1 The University of Tampa
    1 The University of Texas, Austin
    2 University of Toronto
    1 Tulane University
    1 Wake Forest University
    1 Wake Technical Community College
    1 Wheaton College MA
    3 University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Class of 2015

    3 American University
    1 The American University of Paris
    1 Amherst College
    2 Babson College
    1 Bentley University
    1 Boston College
    3 Boston University
    1 California State University, Fullerton
    1 University of California at Berkeley
    1 University of Central Florida
    1 University of Chicago
    1 Clark University
    1 Colgate University
    1 Cornell University
    1 Dalhousie University, Canada
    3 Duke University
    1 Emerson College
    1 Emory University
    2 Florida Gulf Coast University
    3 Florida International University
    6 Florida State University
    4 University of Florida
    3 The George Washington University
    1 Grinnell College
    1 Hamilton College, NY
    1 Howard University
    1 University of Kentucky
    1 Loyola University Maryland
    5 Lynn University
    2 University of Maryland, College Park
    3 Miami Dade College
    12             University of Miami
    1 University of Michigan
    2 New York University
    2 Northeastern University
    2 Northwestern University
    1 Pace University, NYC
    1 Parsons The New School for Design
    1 University of Pennsylvania
    1 Purdue University
    1 University of South Florida
    1 University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    1 Stanford University
    1 Stetson University
    1 Stony Brook University
    2 Suffolk University
    1 Syracuse University
    1 Tallahassee Community College
    2 Trinity College, CT
    1 Tufts University
    1 Tulane University
    2 Wake Forest University
  • Class of 2014

    1 American University
    2 Babson College
    2 Barry University
    1 Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy
    1 Boston University
    1 Brown University
    1 University of California at Berkeley
    1 California Institute of the Arts
    2 University of Colorado at Boulder
    1 Cornell University
    1 University of Denver
    1 Drexel University
    3 Duke University
    2 Emerson College
    1 Emory University
    1 Florida Atlantic University
    1 Florida Institute of Technology
    8 Florida International University
    10 Florida State University
    3 University of Florida
    1 Griffith University in Australia
    3 Indiana University/Bloomington
    1 Lynn University
    1 University of Maryland, College Park
    2 Miami Dade College
    1 Miami International University of Art and Design
    4 University of Miami
    1  Michigan State University
    1 University of Michigan
    1 New York University
    2  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    1 University of North Florida
    1 Northwestern University
    1 Pace University, NYC
    1  Parsons The New School for Design
    1 Pennsylvania State University, University Park
    1 University of Pennsylvania
    1 Purdue University
    1 University of San Francisco
    1 School of Visual Arts
    1 Southern Methodist University
    1 Stanford University
    1 Suffolk University
    2 Syracuse University
    1 Tufts University
    1 Tulane University
    1 Wake Forest University
    2 Washington University in St. Louis
    1 Westmont College
    1 Wofford College
Miami Country Day School is a college preparatory learning community committed to educating the whole child. Through the core values of honor, respect, wisdom and compassion, we prepare students to be lifelong learners. We inspire our children to develop their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potentials by valuing every student every day.
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