College Counseling

Our college counseling office guides and supports students through identifying and selecting a college or university that best fits their unique talents and interests. The college selection process is student-focused, and we encourage each of our students to select a path best suited for them.


Our goal for every entering first-year high school student is for them to become fully engaged in the life of RHP. Students take full advantage of all that the school has to offer. 9th grade is the time for students to discover talents, develop interests, and sample a variety of activities. It is also the time to refine study habits and skills to form a foundation for future academic success.

The college counseling team will offer grade-level student workshops and parent/guardian meetings throughout the year, tailored to inform and educate families on relevant information on the college search, application, and financial aid processes. Sophomores are encouraged to visit colleges during vacations, particularly during spring break, to get a sense of the post-secondary opportunities available to them.

The college counseling team will meet individually with juniors and families during the second trimester. Throughout the year, admissions representatives from various colleges and universities are invited to RHP to meet prospective students and share information about their institutions.  Juniors are encouraged to visit colleges during vacations, particularly during spring break, to get a sense of their post-secondary opportunities.

RHP students benefit from a low student-to-counselor ratio, and seniors will have unlimited access to their college counselor. During their last year at RHP, seniors enrolled in advanced classes and lead the student body to shape the culture of the school year. They also choose the colleges to which they will apply. During the fall, admissions representatives from various colleges and universities are invited to RHP to meet prospective students. Seniors will take any additional standardized tests they need, ask teachers and counselors for recommendations, work on applications, write essays and potentially prepare for college interviews. The college counselors are available to meet with students and parents/guardians to discuss their offers of admission and financial aid options and guide families through the matriculation process.

The Success of Rolling Hills Preparatory Graduates 

Our graduates come back to visit us from college and let us know how well-prepared they are for the experience. Rolling Hills Preparatory graduates report being among the strongest writers in their first-year college classes. They feel more prepared than many peers for the time-management challenges of living away from home and juggling academic and extracurricular activities. Rolling Hills Prep alumni graduate from their four-year colleges within four years at a rate of over 85% (compared to 22% of those attending four-year colleges nationally).


Class of 2023 College Acceptance List 

Bold indicates where Rolling Hills Prep students chose to attend.

Adelphi University
American University
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Berklee College of Music
Biola University
Boston College
Butler University
Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo
California State University Chico
California State University Fullerton
California State University Los Angeles
California State University Maritime
California State University San Diego
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Chapman University
Colorado State University
Depaul University
Drew University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emerson College
Felician University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fordham University
George Fox University
Grinnell College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hofstra University
IMG Academy: Sports Academy
Jacksonville University
Laguna College of Art and Design
Landmark College
Lewis & Clark University
Linfield University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University of Chicago
Michigan State University
Northern Colorado University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Paul Quinn College
Pepperdine University
Pratt Institute

Radboud University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Sonoma State University
Southern Oregon University
Stevens Institute of Technology
St. John's University
St. Lawrence University
Syracuse University
Texas Tech University
The Pennsylvania State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California Berkley
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Santa Cruz
University of California San Diego
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Missouri
University of New Haven
University of New Mexico
University of Oregon
University of Pacific
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Santa Barbara
University of Southern California
University of West Florida
Webster University
Western Washington University
Whittier College
Willamette University