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College Counseling

Andrew Hughes, Associate Director of College Counseling

An Individualized Approach

Battle Ground Academy's College Center facilitates an individualized approach that empowers students to identify colleges and universities that best fit their academic, extracurricular, and professional goals.

Middle School Beginnings

The College Center begins interacting with families when we meet to talk about their eighth-grade students’ transition to Upper School and the importance of being college-focused, even as freshmen.

Upper School Program

Once in the Upper School, our student-driven counseling process becomes highly customized as we: 

  • Work with students to identify their aspirations and goals.
  • Host guided activities and interactive sessions on financial aid, college essay writing, and other college admissions-related topics.
  • Welcome representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities to campus.
  • Launch strategic college searches tailored to what matters most to our students, from affordability and location to academics and student life. 
  • Advocate for students and provide logistical support during their college admission processes.

Regardless of when they begin their BGA careers, our Wildcats leave the Academy armed with the tools necessary to accomplish their academic, professional, and personal goals, becoming successful graduates at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. 

Recent BGA Graduates' College Destinations

Auburn University
Baylor University
Case Western
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Columbia University
Emory University
Furman University
Georgetown University
New York University
Northwestern University
Rhodes College
Rice University
Sewanee - The University of the South
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University
Wake Forest University
Tulane University
US Naval Academy
American University

College Counseling Contacts

Dustin Lynn

Dustin Lynn

Director of College Counseling
Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes

Associate Director of College Counseling
Lakeisha Phillips

Lakeisha Phillips

Assistant Director of College Counseling