At Atlanta Girls’ School, the experiences celebrated within our community are reflected in the individualized college search process and selection made by each girl.
Our graduates attend Ivy League schools, prestigious liberal arts colleges, and respected research institutes.
All AGS graduates have been accepted to a four-year college or university. We counsel all students to select a strong match between their interests and appropriate offerings at higher education institutions. In assessing college choices, each girl’s talents, aspirations, and personality are important considerations.
College Planning Process
College exploration opportunities at AGS begin with an introductory program in 9th grade, and then expand into comprehensive, year-round programming for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
Elements of resume preparation, public speaking, interviewing and writing skills are also developed through Leadership Labs, internships, and global travel. Here are some highlights of the AGS College Counseling program:
- Sage Advice is an evening program for 10th-11th grade students and their parents featuring a lively panel discussion by college admission representatives.
- Paying for College is an evening program for all upper school students and their families featuring guest speakers on topics such as college grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs.
- Junior College Night is a special program for all AGS 11th grade students and their families held late in the fall of the first semester. This program lays the foundation for the college search and admission process.
- Colleges visit AGS – a LOT of colleges! Approximately 100 college admission representatives visit the AGS campus each fall to meet with our students.
- AGS visits colleges too! AGS students travel as a group to visit local colleges for informational programs with admissions officers and campus tours.
- Senior College Night is held early in the school year for AGS seniors and their families to review the nuts and bolts of the college application process.
- All Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the KLW College Fair featuring hundreds of college admission representatives from around the United States.
- All Sophomores and their parents are invited to participate in the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program featuring a mock admissions committee and a college fair.
- Standardized Test Preparation is offered as a 2-week Winterim program for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students (additional fee).
- A Saturday morning Mock College Entrance Exam (SAT or ACT) is offered under test conditions to interested AGS students at the conclusion of Winterim (nominal fee charged).
- College Counseling Page on Blackbaud is available to all 10th-12th grade students and their families. These learning platform pages provide a wide variety of resources (including our own AGS College Counseling Student/Parent Handbook) and useful links for the college exploration and application process.
- SCOIR Family Connection is available to all 11th and 12th grade students. Each 11th and 12th grade student is given her own account to this a web-based college exploration and organizational tool.
- Several Leadership Labs sessions in 11th and 12th grade are dedicated to learning about the college exploration process and harnessing the myriad of web-based resources available to high school students.
- College application essay support is provided through 12th grade English classes.
- Student/Parent/Counselor conferences begin during the 2nd semester of the junior year. Additional conferences are always welcome and can be scheduled by contacting the college counselor.
“Transitioning from AGS to a large university was made easier by the meaningful relationships I had with my teachers at AGS. They will always be there to support me, and it is really nice knowing that even when I am away at school I can call many of them for help or advice.”Laura Rogers, AGS '11, Duke University '15
College admission representatives visits
Thank you for your interest in visiting AGS. We welcome your visit! College admission representatives can now schedule a visit for the fall through Rep Visits.
Visits usually last about 30 minutes. We promote visits to our students and families through online calendars, emails, announcements, etc. In addition, we are happy to display your visit posters.
3254 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Parking is available in any of the open spaces in front of the building.
Please enter the main building to the left of the front columns and sign in at the front desk. A quick security check will be completed at sign in; please have your driver’s license available. Our entrance is ADA accessible. All visitors are required to wear masks indoors at all times during the 2021-22 school year.