The college process is a journey of self-exploration, and we are here to assist, guide and support all students as they discover, develop and explore their passions. No two students go about this process the same way, and whether a student brings a color-coded spreadsheet of college facts to a meeting or has no idea what a college campus even looks like, we navigate the waters together and find the right fit for each student’s post-Tatnall years. 

Tatnall’s Annual College Counseling Events
  • Senior College Night
  • Three yearly Junior College Nights
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Mock Admissions Night
  • Freshman/Sophomore College Night
  • Ten-session college program series for juniors
  • Senior essay and application workshops 

Inside Tatnall’s Ten-Session College Series for Juniors

Session 1: PSAT Return & Cialfo Introduction:
Students will receive PSAT scores from October and review the score report.  They will also be briefed on the upcoming six months of College Counseling individual and group meetings and take a look at Cialfo (the web-based college counseling system we use).

Session 2: Get to Know Yourself/Self-Reflection:
Students will take assessments and complete questionnaires in order to better understand themselves as students, members of the community, and future college students. The information gained during this session will be discussed in the first individual meeting between student and counselor.

Session 3: Cialfo and the College Search:
Students will be introduced to various search functions of Cialfo (Tatnall's web-based college counseling system). With the help of Cialfo, college lists will be generated during the second individual meeting with the student and counselor. 

Session 4: Autobiography:
Students will draft an informal autobiography used only for the counseling process.  For many, this is the first time writing something personal, so it loosely prepares students for the personal statement/college essay.

Session 5: The College Visit:
Students will learn about a productive and effective college visit, including when, how, and where to visit.

Session 6: The Essay #1--It's role:
Students will be introduced to the college essay/personal statement and how it impacts a college application.

Session 7: The Essay #2--Brainstorming Topics:
Students will complete a series of exercises to help brainstorm topics for their college essay/personal statement.

Session 8: Choosing Teacher Recommendation Writers:
Students will be introduced to the role of teacher recommendations, learn how to select the most appropriate writers for those recommendations, and prepare to ask two academic teachers to write letters on their behalf.

Session 9: Essay Writing Workshops:
Students will attend one essay workshop in June, write a full draft of the college essay/personal statement, and hand it in to the college counselors for suggestions and edits before the senior year begins in August.

Session 10: Application Workshops:
Students will attend at least one application workshop in August to begin completing the Common Application.


“I felt there was a lot of support available as needed as well as prompting (when needed) to move the school college counseling process along. I also very much appreciated the authentic evaluation of the likelihood of my child getting into specifc schools as I thought this was valuable feedback.”

Class of 2019 Parent
    • Leigh Morgan '91

      Director of College Counseling

“I widely tell everyone that I have four degrees and have attended or taught in five colleges, but the best education I got was at Tatnall.”
Dr. Terry Plank ’81, Scientist and professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University 

"I really like the individual-based attention. I think that Tatnall's College Counselling Department did a really good job of catering to my wants and needs regarding college."
Class of 2019 Graduate

College Acceptances

List of 5 items.

  • Classes of 2018-2021 Acceptances and Matriculations

  • Tatnall Class of 2021 Acceptances

    TATNALL CLASS OF 2021 ACCEPTANCES
    (Bold and parentheses indicate number matriculating for 2021)

    Adelphi University
    Albright College
    American University
    Amherst College
    Arcadia University
    Auburn University
    Arizona State University
    Bard College
    Bates College
    Belmont University
    Beloit College
    Boston University
    Bowie State University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    Bucknell University
    Cabrini College
    Case Western University
    Catholic University
    Cazenovia College
    Centre College
    City College of San Francisco
    Clemson University
    College of Charleston (2)
    Colgate University
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Davidson College
    DE Technical Community College
    Delaware State University
    Delaware Valley University
    Denison University
    DePaul University
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Durham University
    East Carolina University
    East Stroudsburg University
    Elon University
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Florida Atlantic University
    Florida Memorial University
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Franklin Pierce University
    Furman University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Georgia Southern University
    Gettysburg College
    Gordon College
    Hamilton College
    Hampton University
    Hawai’i Pacific University
    High Point University
    Hofstra University
    Hood College
    Howard University
    Hult International Business School
    Indiana University Bloomington
    Ithaca College
    Jackson State University
    James Madison University
    Jefferson University
    Juniata College
    Kenyon College
    Knox College
    Kutztown University
    Laboratory Institute of Merch.
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University
    Lincoln University
    Long Island University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University, Maryland
    Lynn University
    Macalester College
    Maryland Institute of the College of Art
    Marywood University
    McDaniel College
    Miami University, Oxford
    Middlebury College
    Millersville University
    Monmouth University (2)
    Moore College of Art
    Morgan State University
    Mount Holyoke College
    Mount St. Mary’s University
    Neumann University
    New York University
    North Carolina A&T  State Univ.
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Oberlin College
    Ohio State University
    Pasadena City College
    Pace University
    Penn State University
    Pratt Institute
    Purdue University
    Princeton University (2)
    Quinnipiac University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Roanoke College
    Rowan University (Honors) 
    Rutgers University (Honors)
    Saint Joseph’s University
    Saint Leo University
    Salisbury University
    Samford University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art & Design
    Seton Hall University
    Shippensburg University
    Skidmore College
    Smith College
    Spelman College
    Stevenson University
    Stockton University
    SUNY Binghamton University
    SUNY University of Buffalo
    Susquehanna University
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The College of New Jersey (Honors)
    Towson University
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    University of Alabama
    University of Arizona
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware (5)
    University of Denver
    University of Edinburgh
    University of Florida
    University of Glasgow
    University of Georgia
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    University of IL, Urbana-Champaign
    University of Kentucky
    University of Manchester
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of Mississippi
    University of New Haven
    Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington
    Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte
    University of Oregon
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    University of San Francisco
    University of Tampa
    University of Tennessee
    University of Texas at Dallas
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia (2)
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Ursinus College
    Vassar College
    Villanova University
    Virginia Tech University
    Washington College
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wellesley College
    Wesleyan University
    West Chester University (3)
    West Virginia University
    Widener University
    York College
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    Phelps Academy--PG Year
  • Tatnall Class of 2020 Acceptances

    TATNALL CLASS OF 2020 ACCEPTANCES
    (Bold and parentheses indicate number matriculating for 2020)

    Adelphi University
    Albright College
    Alvernia University
    American University
    Arizona State University
    Babson College
    Belmont University
    Boston College
    Binghamton University
    Bowie State University
    Brandeis University
    Bucknell University
    California College of the Arts
    California Institute of the Arts
    Capitol Technology University
    Carleton College
    Catholic University
    Clemson University (2)
    College of Charleston
    College of Charleston Honors
    College of William & Mary
    Colorado State University
    Columbia University (2)
    Cornell University
    DeSales University
    Dickinson College
    Duquesne University
    Durham University
    East Carolina University
    Elizabethtown College
    Elon University
    Emmanuel College
    Emory & Henry College
    Fairfield University
    Fordham University
    Frank. & Marsh. College (3)
    George Wash. Univ. (2)
    Gettysburg College
    Gordon College
    High Point University
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    Immaculata University
    Indiana State University
    Indiana University 
    Ithaca College
    James Madison University
    Judson University
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University
    Long Island University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University, Maryland
    Lynn University
    Manhattan College
    Marist College
    McDaniel College
    McGill University
    McMaster University
    McNeese State University
    Merrimack College
    Middlebury College
    Mount St. Mary’s University
    Muhlenberg College
    New School’s Parsons 
    New York University
    Norfolk State University
    Northeastern University
    North Carolina A&T University
    North Carolina State University
    Nova Southeastern University
    Old Dominion University
    Pennsylvania State Univ.
    PSU, Schreyer Honors
    PSU, Abington
    PSU, Altoona
    PSU, Brandywine
    Pratt Institute of Design
    Queen’s University
    Quinnipiac University (2)
    Radford University
    Rider University
    Ringling College of Art & Design
    Roanoke College
    Rowan University
    Roger Williams University
    Rutgers University
    Saint Joseph’s University
    Saint Louis University
    Salve Regina University
    Savannah Col. of Art & Design
    School of Art Inst. of Chicago
    Seton Hill University
    Shippensburg University
    Spelman College
    Stony Brook University
    Susquehanna Univ. (2)
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    Texas State University
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Tufts University
    University College London
    University of Alabama
    University of British Columbia
    University of CA, Berkeley
    University of CA, Davis
    University of CA, Irvine 
    University of CA, Los Angeles
    University of CA, San Diego
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware (11)
    University of Delaware, Honors
    University of Denver
    University of Maine
    University of Maryland
    University of Massachusetts
    University of Miami
    University of Minnesota
    University of Mississippi
    University of Mount Olive
    University of New Hampshire
    University of NC, Chapel Hill
    University of NC, Charlotte
    University of North Florida
    University of Pittsburgh (2)
    University of Richmond
    University of San Diego
    University of Scranton
    University of South Carolina
    Univ. of S. Carolina, Honors
    Univ. of Southern California
    University of Tennessee
    University of Vermont
    University of Victoria
    University of Virginia
    University of Warwick
    University of Wisconsin
    Ursinus College (6)
    Villanova University
    VA Polytech. University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington College
    West Chester University
    West Virginia University
  • Tatnall Class of 2019 Acceptances

    TATNALL CLASS OF 2019 ACCEPTANCES
    (Bold and parentheses indicate number matriculating for 2019)
    Adelphi University
    American University
    Arcadia University
    Auburn University
    Barry University
    Bentley University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Cabrini University
    Canisius College
    Catawba College
    Catholic Univ. (Honors)
    Central Michigan University
    Charleston Southern University
    Clark Atlanta University
    Clemson University
    College of Charleston
    College of Charleston (Honors)
    Dartmouth College
    DeSales University
    Drexel University
    Drexel University (Honors)
    Duquesne University
    East Carolina University
    Elon University
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Furman University
    George Mason University
    Gettysburg College
    High Point University
    Hobart & Wm. Smith Colleges
    Hofstra University
    Ithaca College
    James Madison University
    Kutztown University
    Lafayette College
    La Salle University
    La Salle University (Honors)
    Lebanon Valley College
    Lehigh University (3)
    Lincoln University
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Loyola University, MD
    Lynn University
    MD Institute College of Art
    Miami University, Oxford
    Michigan State University
    Moravian College
    Mount Saint Mary’s University
    Muhlenberg College
    New York University
    Norfolk State Univ. (2)
    North Carolina Central University
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Occidental College
    Ohio State University (Honors)
    Pace University
    Pennsylvania St. University (4)
    Pratt Institute
    Purdue University
    Purdue University (Honors)
    Radford University
    Roanoke College
    Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technology
    Saint Francis University
    Saint Joseph’s University
    Samford University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    School of Art Inst. of Chicago
    School of Visual Arts
    Seton Hall University
    Shippensburg University
    Skidmore College
    Stevenson University
    Stony Brook University
    Susquehanna University
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The New School—Parsons
    University of Alabama
    Univ. of Alabama (Honors)
    University of Arizona
    University of Baltimore
    University of CA, Davis
    University of CA, Irvine
    University of CA, Santa Barbara
    University of CA, Santa Cruz
    University of CA, San Diego
    University of CA, Los Angeles
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware (11)
    University of Denver
    University of Florida
    University of Georgia
    University of Georgia (Honors)
    U. of IL at Urbana-Champaign
    Univ. of Kentucky (Honors)
    University of Louisville
    University of Maryland
    Univ. of MD, Eastern Shore
    University of Massachusetts
    University of Miami
    University of Mississippi
    University of Oklahoma (2)
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Rhode Island
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    University of S. Carolina
    Univ. of S. Carolina (Honors)
    University of Southern CA
    University of Tampa
    University of Tennessee
    University of the Sciences
    University of Virginia
    Ursinus College
    Vassar College
    Vanderbilt University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington College
    Washington and Lee University
    West Chester University
    Winthrop University


  • Tatnall Class of 2018 Acceptances

    TATNALL CLASS OF 2018 ACCEPTANCES
    (Bold and parentheses indicate number matriculating for 2018)
     
    Albright College
    American University
    Arcadia University
    Auburn University
    Bard College
    Barton College
    Belmont University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bryn Mawr College
    Cabrini College
    California Institute of Technology
    CA Poly St. Univ.—San Luis Obispo
    Carleton College
    Clark Atlanta University
    Clemson University
    College of Charleston (2)
    College of William and Mary
    Colgate University
    Columbia University
    Connecticut College
    Dartmouth College
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University (3)
    East Carolina University
    Elizabethtown College
    Elon College (3)
    Endicott College
    Florida State University
    Franklin and Marshall College
    Franklin Pierce University
    Furman University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    George Washington University
    Hampton University
    High Point University
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    Ithaca College (3)
    James Madison University
    Kutztown University
    Lafayette College
    La Salle University, Honors
    Lasell College
    Lebanon Valley College
    Lincoln University
    Los Angeles College of Music
    Loyola University, Maryland
    Maine College of Art
    Marist College
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Mass. Institute of Technology
    McDaniel College
    Miami University, Oxford
    Middlebury College
    Moore College of Art & Design
    Morgan State University
    Muhlenberg College
    New York University
    Norfolk State University, Honors
    North Carolina State University
    Northeastern University
    Old Dominion University
    Pace University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Penn State Univ., Brandywine
    Purdue University
    Quinnipiac University
    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Univ.
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Rider University
    Roanoke College
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Roger Williams University
    Rowan University
    Rowan University, Honors
    Salisbury University
    School of the Art Inst. of Chicago
    School of Visual Arts
    Southern Connecticut State Univ.
    Southern New Hampshire Univ.
    Spelman College
    St. John’s University
    State University of NY—Albany
    Stockton University
    Stony Brook University
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The New School—Parsons
    The Ohio State University
    Thiel College
    Towson University
    Trinity College
    Trinity University
    University of Alabama
    University of Alabama, Honors
    University of the Arts
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Chicago
    University of Connecticut
    University of Dayton
    University of Delaware (4)
    University of Delaware, Honors
    University of Georgia
    University of Florida
    University of Hartford
    University of IL, Urb.-Champaign
    University of MD, Balt. County
    University of Mass, Boston
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota
    University of New Hampshire
    University of NC, Wilmington
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Pittsburgh, Honors
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    University of South Carolina (2)
    University of Southern California
    University of Tennessee
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Utah Valley University
    Utica College
    Villanova University (2)
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ.
    Wake Forest University
    Washington College
    West Chester University
    West Virginia University
    Western New England University
    William Paterson University
    Xavier University of Louisiana

The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.