College Counseling

Our College Counseling Office, staffed with four full-time college counselors and a coordinator of student-athlete college recruitment, works to ensure all students matriculate to a college or university suited to their personalities and passions.

College Counseling News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Testing expert advises RE parents

    A national expert on standardized testing shared test-taking and test-preparation strategies with RE parents during a special evening college counseling event at the Lewis Family Auditorium on Feb. 5. Adam Ingersoll, the Co-Founder and Principal of the Compass Education Group in California, addressed the differences between the ACT and SAT, the SAT Subject Tests, colleges' reliances on results, optimal timing for testing and other typically vexing issues.
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  • Back L-R: Anna Mistele '19, Valeria Vela '19, Isa Pena '19 Front L-R:  Ilija Wan-Simm '19, Tomas Graglia '19 (Makenzie Love '19 not pictured)

    Six RE seniors named National AP Scholars

    Six Ransom Everglades seniors were recognized as National AP Scholars, the highest honor awarded by The College Board. Tomas Graglia '19, Makenzie Love '19, Anna Mistele '19, Isa Pena '19, Valeria Vela '19 and Ilija Wan-Simm '19 each earned an average score of at least four on all AP exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of those exams.
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  • College admission officials advise RE community

    Five college admission officials representing a wide cross-section of schools shared advice on navigating the college process during Ransom Everglades' annual College Admission Symposium at the Lewis Family Auditorium Jan. 17. RE's Director of College Counseling Claudia Jolivert led the roundtable discussion with representatives from Berry College, Columbia University, Florida State University, Oberlin College and Texas Christian University.
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College Counseling Team

List of 6 members.

  • Mrs. Claudia Jolivert 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Mr. Daniel Danny Barr 

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Ms. Blair Betts 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Mr. Roger Caron 

    Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, History & Social Sciences Teacher, Coach
  • Dr. Lourdes Cowgill 

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Ms. Haydee Santiago 

    Administrative Assistant for College Counseling, Registrar



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  • Freshmen & Sophomores

    Beginning in the ninth grade, a series of class meetings for students and evening sessions for parents is offered to inform families about the college application process.

    The College Counseling Office is open to underclassmen on an as-needed basis. Common questions concern standardized testing, summer programs and course scheduling. College Counselors do their best to be available to all students, prioritizing students in the senior and junior classes.
  • Juniors

    The College Deans Symposium starts the process for juniors giving students and their parents in-depth insights into the admission process.

    Individualized college counseling begins in the junior year. It’s an 18-month process that includes frequent meetings between counselors, students and parents.
  • Seniors

    A College Tour each year in June gives rising seniors a chance to visit a range of colleges and universities with their college counselors.

    Each fall, RE welcomes more than 100 admissions officers to campus, allowing students to learn about colleges in an intimate setting.


Five-Year College Admission Snapshot

The Ransom Everglades College Counseling team works to ensure all students matriculate to a college or university suited to their personalities and passions. The following highlights are for the classes of 2013 - 2017.

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  • Diversity

    seniors applied to
    324 different schools

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  • Forbes Top 100

    were admitted to Forbes Top 100 Best Colleges

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  • Out of State

    attended college out of state

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.