College Counseling at Trinity
Trinity’s college counseling program assists all Upper School students and families as they prepare for life after Trinity. We highly encourage students to take ownership over this process and schedule regular meetings with Karman Kent, Director of College Counseling and Strategic Initiatives. We desire to partner with parents and families by providing clear communication about the process.
We seek to embrace a rich and unhurried approach in exploring postsecondary educational options. One that builds relationships with students over time, particularly in the junior and senior year. The ultimate goal is to encourage habits of self-exploration to direct value-based decisions in their adult lives. To accomplish this, we commit to the following aspirations:
- To promote the positive development of the whole person; collaborating with the school, family, and greater support systems for the student's academic, spiritual, and social growth.
- To guide all Upper School students through the college admissions process; equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful students, productive members of society, and lifelong learners.
- To reflect an inclusive school culture that will value, affirm, and respect the differences among all members.
Trinity School is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), as well as the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC). We support the NACAC Guide to Ethical Practices a code of ethical conduct that articulates the responsibilities of college members and secondary school members. We encourage our students to read and abide by NACAC’s Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities.
The following tools are introduced to manage the formation of an informed college list and strategic application plan. They are typically introduced in the spring of junior year to provide students with tools like a career inventory and student/parent surveys to inform school suggestions made by the Director of College Counseling.
SCOIR and College Kickstart are two tools we heavily utilize in the college search and application process. Visit this page to learn more about these tools and to access the portals.
College Acceptances and Matriculations
Since Trinity’s Upper School was established in 2006, more than 400 Trinity alumni have been making a difference in their communities across the country.