A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester County, New York

College Counseling

In many ways, preparation for "the college process" begins as soon as a student enters Rye Country Day School.


RCDS students take challenging courses in the full range of academic subjects (including a special focus on writing); participate in a variety of extracurricular activities; and form close relationships with faculty. Resulting in academic preparation and personal growth for our students, these experiences contribute to the eventual goal of enrolling in a college that is well suited to individual interests, learning styles, and future plans.

We are both idealistic and pragmatic; this balance allows our students to follow their dreams without losing sight of the details and demands of the college process.

We work closely with students and families, with college admissions deans, and with our own faculty and coaches. Our goal is to help Rye Country Day students have college options that offer both great “fit” and the best possible opportunities for future growth. Because the college counselors also serve as twelfth grade deans, we are intimately involved in all aspects of our seniors’ daily lives, and we get to know them as students, as athletes and artists, as leaders, and as friends. 

College Process Roadmap

The college application process offers students a chance to make choices about the types of learning and living environments that will both nurture and challenge them when they go on to further study. While we recognize that each student follows an individual path, we hope this overview will give you a preview of the important milestones on the road to college admission.

breaking down the aNATOMY OF THE COLLEGE APPLICATION - VIEW PDF

As counselors, it is our privilege to work with a dynamic group of independent and talented students. We proudly offer ongoing support and encouragement while ensuring that our students and parents become well versed in the nuances and practical aspects of the college application process.

Meet the College Counseling Office Team

Director of college counseling, Grade 12 Dean

Jeff Bates

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Senior Associate Director of College Counseling

Aimee Rincon

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Associate Director of College Counseling

Tara Kalinisan

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Associate Director of College Counseling

Dennis Vasquez

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ADMINISTRATIVE assistant to the office of college counseling

Emily Abatecola

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Class of 2024 Matriculation

As of June 10, 2024

One attendee unless otherwise indicated.

Amherst College
Barnard College
Bates College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College (2)
Boston University (2)
Bowdoin College (2)
Brandeis University (2)
Brown University (2)
Bucknell University (3)
California Institute of the Arts
Clemson University
Colby College (2)
Colgate University (4)
Columbia University (2)
Cornell University (7)
Dartmouth College (2)
Duke University (3)
Earlham College

École Polytechnique
Emory University (2)
Franklin and Marshall College
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard College (2)
Haverford College
Hobart William & Smith Colleges
Johns Hopkins University (2)
Lehigh University
Lehman College, CUNY
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
New York University (2)
Northeastern University (4)
Northwestern University (5)
Oxford College of Emory University
Princeton University (2)
Santa Clara University

Skidmore College
Southern Methodist University (4)
Trinity-Pawling School
Tufts University (2)
Tulane University (2)
University of Chicago (2)
University of Miami
University of Michigan (3)
University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of Rochester (2)
University of St. Andrews
University of Wisconsin (3)
Vanderbilt University (3)
Wake Forest University (3)
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College (3)
Yale University

Classes of 2020-2024 Matriculation

As of June 10, 2024

One attendee unless otherwise indicated.

American University (2)
Amherst College (4)
Babson College 
Barnard College (3)
Bates College (6)
Berklee College of Music
Boston College (5)
Boston University (9)
Bowdoin College (5)
Brandeis University (3)
Brown University (9)
Bryn Mawr College (3)
Bucknell University (12)
California Institute of the Arts
Carleton College (2)
Carnegie Mellon University (4)
Claremont McKenna College (2)
Clemson University
Colby College (6)
Colgate University (16)
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado College (2)
Columbia University in the City of New York (7)
Connecticut College
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (2)
Cornell University (26)
CUNY Lehman College
Dartmouth College (6)
Denison University (2)
Drexel University
Duke University (10)
Earlham College
Ecole Polytechnique
Elon University (2)
Elon University
Emory University (7)
Emory University-Oxford College
Fairfield University 
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College

Furman University
Georgetown University (11)
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (2)
Grinnell College
Hamilton College (2)
Harvard University (9)
Haverford College (2)
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Howard University
Indiana University-Bloomington (2)
Johns Hopkins University (5)
Kalamazoo College
King's College London (University of London)
Lehigh University (8)
Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (4)
Miami University-Oxford (3)
Middlebury College (5)
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College (3)
The New School
New York University (8)
Northeastern University (9)
Northwestern University (16)
Oberlin College 
Peking University
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Main Campus (2)
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
Pomona College (2)
Princeton University (7)
Purdue University-Main Campus (2)
Rice University (3)
Rochester Institute of Technology (2)
Saint Louis University
Santa Clara University
Skidmore College (5)
Southern Methodist University (6)
Stanford University (3)
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Purchase College

Swarthmore College
Syracuse University (6)
The American University of Paris
The George Washington University (3)
The University of Texas at Austin
Taft School (2)
Trinity College
Tufts University (11)
Tulane University (10)
Union College (2)
University at Buffalo (2)
University of California-Los Angeles (3)
University of California-Santa Barbara (4)
University of Chicago (14)
University of Connecticut
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland (2)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Miami (6)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (7)
University of Notre Dame (3)
University of Pennsylvania (14)
University of Richmond (5)
University of Rochester (5)
University of Southern California (3)
University of St Andrews (7)
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Virginia-Main Campus (4)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (11)
Vanderbilt University (9)
Vassar College
Wake Forest University (12)
Washington and Lee University (2)
Washington University in St Louis (9)
Wellesley College (3)
Wesleyan University (4)
William & Mary
Williams College (9)
Yale University (10)