Personalized College Counseling

The College Counseling Office (CCO) serves juniors and their families as they officially embark upon their college search process. College planning does not begin in the second half of high school, however. Rather, it begins on the first day of high school, where everything counts from that moment forward for admission and scholarship consideration. It begins even earlier as students discover how they best learn, build a foundation for a strong work ethic, and determine where their talents lie, what their weaknesses are, and how to continue improving themselves in these areas.  Taking this into consideration, programming (PSATs, college tours, writing exercises, college questionnaires, college and financial aid nights, etc.) exists for all four class years to prepare them for the road ahead at Latin and the world beyond.

The school recognizes the vast diversity in its students and families and its obligation to give individual guidance, and so our college counseling process focuses upon each student’s particular needs, goals, and abilities. The school encourages every student to discover the best match between his or her own background and the offerings of specific colleges. Some students will choose an Ivy League school or similarly competitive institution.  Others may gravitate toward a much smaller, more intimate or specialized college or learning environment. The College Counseling Office maintains an unbiased regard for a broad spectrum of colleges as we evaluate their appropriateness for the individual student in terms of size, type, affiliation, reputation, and selectivity.

For Current Students

Welcome to the CCO page! We have gathered resources for your post-Latin planning.

Upper School Program of Study Guide

Community Service Form

Current Student Transcript Requests – 

Alumni Transcript Requests – Visit the Alumni page.

For College Representatives

Welcome to Latin! Please contact us with questions. You can schedule campus visits through the Maia Learning button. Please contact Crys Latham or Daniel O’Brien with any questions.

Washington Latin Counseling Info  including list of acceptances 2012-2019

Washington Latin Profile for Colleges

Crys Latham

Director of College Counseling

Crys Latham is the founding Director of College Counseling at Washington Latin Public Charter School. The 2020-21 school year marks her eleventh year at Latin. She previously worked in college admissions at Oberlin College, The College of Wooster, and Ohio Northern University. She has a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies, History, and Education from Mount Holyoke College.

In addition to her work at Latin, Ms. Latham is a leader in the college counseling field. She is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, serves on the Potomac and Chesapeake ACAC’s Nominating, Professional Development, and Membership Committees, and represents PCACAC as a delegate. She was awarded the Counselor of the Year Award by PCACAC. Ms. Latham also serves on the Board of Directors for Colleges That Change Lives and has also been honored by this organization with their Counselors That Change Lives Award.

Daniel O’Brien

College Counselor

Mr. O’Brien joined Washington Latin’s team in 2019, bringing with him a passion for reading, writing, and lifelong learning. Mr. O’Brien loves helping students find their own voice and develop their own narratives, two things which are vital to the college admissions process. He brings with him eight years of work experience in education spanning the English teacher’s classroom to the college counselor’s desk. He feels lucky to work with Latin’s sharp, reflective, and curious students as they plan their next steps.

College Acceptances 2020

Agnes Scott College

Albright College

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles Campus

American University

Amherst College

Arizona State University – Tempe (Honors College)

Auburn University

Bard College

Bard College Berlin

Bates College

Belmont Abbey College

Benedict College

Blinn College

Boston University (Kilachand Honors College)

Bowie State University

Brandeis University

Brigham Young University – Idaho

Bucknell University

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Capitol Technology University

Catholic University of America

Chatham University

Clark Atlanta University

Clark University

Colgate University

College of William and Mary

Cooper Union  For The Advancement of Science and Art

Coppin State University

Cornell University

D.C. MPD Cadet Corps

Davidson College

Delaware State University

Delaware Valley University

DePaul University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

Fisk University

Florida A&M University

Franklin & Marshall College

Frostburg State University

George Mason University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus

Georgia State University

Grinnell College

Guilford College

Hamilton College

Hampton University

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

Hartwick College

Hilbert College

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hollins University

Hood College

Howard University

Ithaca College

Johnson & Wales University – Providence

Juniata College

Kalamazoo College

Kent State University at Kent

Lawrence University

Le Moyne College

Lewis & Clark College

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Livingstone College

Longwood University

Longwood University (Honors College)

Louisiana State University (Honors College)

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Loyola University New Orleans

Marshall University

Mary Baldwin University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

McGill University

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Montgomery College

Morgan State University

Mount Holyoke College

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Northeastern University

Northern Virginia Community College

Oberlin College

Oglethorpe University

Old Dominion University

Pace University – New York City

Pennsylvania State University – Main Campus

Pepperdine University

Prince George’s Community College

Radford University

Randolph College

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rider University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Louis University

Salisbury University

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Shepherd University

Simmons College

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern Methodist University

Spelman College

St. John’s University –  New York

Stockton University

SUNY Buffalo State

SUNY Morrisville State College

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas A&M University  – College Station

The American University of Paris

The American University of Rome

The Evergreen State College

The University of Alabama

The University of Findlay

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Trinity College

Trinity Washington University

Tuskegee University

Union College

University of California – Berkeley

University of California – Irvine

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – San Diego

University of California – Santa Barbara

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of Kentucky

University of Maryland – Baltimore (Honors College)

University of Maryland – College Park (Honors College)

University of Maryland – Eastern Shore

University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Honors College)

University of Massachusetts – Boston

University of New Hampshire – Main Campus

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

University of North Texas

University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Campus

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of the District of Columbia

University of Vermont

University of Virginia – Main Campus (Echols Scholars Program)

University of Washington – Seattle Campus

University of Wisconsin – Stout

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ursinus College

Vassar College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia State University

Washington College

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wesleyan University

Whittier College

Winston-Salem State University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Xavier University

Xavier University of Louisiana

York College of Pennsylvania