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 4 news stories.

  • Parents learn about financial aid options

    Joanne Brown, Director of Financial Aid at the University of Miami, offered families a tutorial on the various forms of financial aid available to students – from scholarships to grants to loans to agency assistance – and explained how to access each type of aid. Her informative Oct. 11 talk on the campus of the Carollton School for the Sacred Heart represented a joint offering between RE's college counseling office and Carrollton's. 
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  • Student-athletes schooled on recruiting

    Roger Caron supplied RE student-athletes and their parents with a comprehensive and candid review of the college athletic recruiting process during a special college counseling event on Oct. 2. RE's Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, Caron urged student-athletes to be tactical and aggressive if they wished to play a sport at the college level, and offered tips to help them find the right school and level of competition.
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  • Seniors invited to National Hispanic Recognition Program

    Sixteen RE seniors were invited to join the 2019 National Hispanic Recognition Program by the College Board in September. Only about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who took the Preliminary SAT as juniors last year received the invitation. To qualify, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino.
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  • Sixteen RE seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

    Sixteen RE seniors were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, a distinction that places them in the top one percent of high school seniors who took the Preliminary SAT during their junior year. The semifinalists were recognized during an Upper School assembly on Sept. 25.
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College Counseling Team

List of 7 members.

  • Ms. Blair Betts 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Dr. Lourdes Cowgill 

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Mrs. Marty Elkins 

    College Counseling Associate
  • Mrs. Claudia Jolivert 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Mr. William Tran 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Mr. Roger Caron 

    Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, History & Social Sciences Teacher, Coach
  • 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

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
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.