Academics

College Counseling

O’Neal’s college counseling program is based on an individualized approach, beginning with course selection for rising ninth grade students and culminating in a list of good match colleges and universities for application in the senior year. Renee Ferrerio, director of college counseling, and the upper school faculty work very closely with students and families throughout the four years to deliver a comprehensive college counseling program. Each student is guided individually to pursue acceptance to colleges and universities which are well aligned with their interests, both academic and non-academic.
 
Ms. Ferrerio assists students with the college search and application process and acts as a link to college admissions offices on behalf of each student and family. She facilitates college representative visits to campus as well as junior and senior college seminar meetings.
    • Director of College Counseling, Renee Ferrerio

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  • 1171

    Average SAT Score
  • 1250

    Top 25% SAT Score
  • 29.0

    Average ACT Score
  • 33.3

    Top 25% ACT Score
  • 63.1

    % of O'Neal AP Test Takers with a 3 or Better

College Counseling Services by Grade

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  • Eighth Grade

    • Introduction to High School Four Year Planning, College and Beyond
    • Parent Information Session
    • Course Selection Meetings
  • Ninth Grade

    • Four Year Planning and Overview of the College Process
    • Individual Course Selection Meetings
    • Parent Information Session
    • Resume Writing
    • PSAT Testing in October
    • One on One meeting for parents and students as needed
  • Tenth Grade

    • Up to three college visits during Class Trips for admissions sessions and campus tours
    • College Representative Visits - students register to visit in small groups with admissions representatives from various colleges across the globe
    • PSAT Testing in October
    • Introduction to SCOIR - College Application Management System
    • Field Trip to North Carolina college admission session and campus tour
    • Sophomore Information Session on College Admissions
    • Parent Information Session
    • Individual Course Selection Meetings
    • One on One meeting for parents and students as needed
    • AP Exam Testing in May
  • Eleventh Grade

    • Visit up to three colleges during Class Trips for admissions sessions and campus tours
    • College Representative Visits - students register to visit in small groups with admissions representatives from various colleges across the globe
    • PSAT Testing in October - National Merit Scholarship Qualification
    • SCOIR - College Application Management System for Junior Seminars
    • Field Trip to a North Carolina College admissions session and campus tour
    • Junior Information Session on College Admissions
    • Parent Information Session
    • One on One Junior Conferences with each student to develop college plan
    • Junior Seminars in Spring - topics include:
      • YouScience Aptitude Test
      • Resume Writing
      • Common Application
      • College List Building 
      • Financial Aid
      • Essay Writing
    • Individual Course Selection Meetings
    • SAT/ACT Prep with The Princeton Review
    • SAT/ACT Testing Timeline
    • Individual Assistance with scholarships, NCAA, ROTC or other special programs
    • One on One meeting for parents and students as needed
    • Essay Writing Boot Camp through College Essay Guy
  • Twelfth Grade

    • College Representative Visits - Students register to visit in small groups with admissions representatives from various colleges across the globe
    • Senior Seminar - SCOIR College Application Management System for processing college apps
    • College Application Assistance
    • Essay Draft Review
    • SCOIR - College Application Management System
    • FAFSA and CSS Profile Financial Aid Form Assistance
    • Residency Determination System Assistance
    • Individual Letter of Recommendation for each Senior
    • Scholarship Assistance

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