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. 

View 2017-18 College Profile

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 programs in EDLS, 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.
  • Your Year of Testing is an evening program for juniors and their families designed to help de-mystify the upcoming year of college admission testing (SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, AP Tests).
  • Thinking Ahead Toward College is a special program for all AGS 9th and 10th grade students featuring a fun and interactive presentation about the college exploration process.
  • Colleges visit AGS – a LOT of colleges! Over 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 “Haiku” pages are 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.
  • Naviance 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 EDLS 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 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.

Click here to schedule a visit!

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
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Parking is available in any of the open spaces in front of the building.

Please enter the main building through 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. Note that there are two flights of steps up to our main front desk. Contact us if you need stair-free directions.

Joy Gray Prince
College Counselor
404.845.0900 x243

Jan Smith
College Counselor
404.845.0900 x263


College Acceptances

*Colleges and Universities Attended, 2011-2017

Agnes Scott College*
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Albion College
Allegheny College
AMD-College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts*
American Academy of Arts
American University
American University of Paris *
Anderson University – SC*
Appalachian State University*
Arcadia University
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Auburn University*
Babson College
Bard College*
Barnard College*
Bates College
Baylor University
Beker College
Belmont University
Beloit College*
Benedict College
Bennett College
Berry College*
Birmingham-Southern College*
Boston College*
Boston University*
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University*
Brenau University*
Brevard College
Brigham Young University*
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College*
Bucknell university
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
California State University, Northridge
Carleton College*
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
The Catholic University of America
Centre College*
City College of New York CUNY
Claremont McKenna College
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University*
College of Charleston
College of Coastal Georgia*
College of Staten Island
College of William & Mary*
College of Wooster*
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Columbus State University*
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Drew University
Duke University*
Eckerd College
Elon University*
Embry-Riddle Aero. University 
Emerson College
Emory University*
Emory University – Oxford College*
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fisk University
Flager College
Florida A&M University*
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida State University*
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Florida State University*
Fordham University – Lincoln*
Center/Rose Hill Campus
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin University Switzerland
Furman University*
George Mason University*
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia College*
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology*
Georgia Southern University*
Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia State University*
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Goucher College*
Grambling State University
Grinnell College*
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hampshire College
Hampton University*
Harvard University*
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hendrix College*
High Point University*
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Howard University*
Hunter College of the CUNY
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University at Bloomington
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
The Juilliard School
Kalamazoo College
Kennesaw State University*
La Salle University
Lake Erie College
Lake Forest College
Lehigh University*
Lehman College of the CUNY
Lenoir-Rhyme University
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College
LIM College*
Long Island University, Brooklyn & Post
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University*
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Lund University
Lynchburg College
Lynn University
Malmõ University (Sweden)
Manhattanville College
Manipal University
Mary Baldwin College
Maryland Institute College of Art*
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McDaniel College
Meredith College
Mercer University*
Miami University-Oxford*
Michigan State University*
Mississippi State University*
Montana State University, Bozeman
The University of Montana, Missoula*
The University of Montana, Western
Mount Holyoke College
New College of Florida
New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
New York University*
North Caroline A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Oakwood University
Oberlin College
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Occidental College
Oglethorpe University*
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Oxford College of Emory University*
Pace University, NYC
The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University*
Pitzer College*
Pratt Institute
Presbyterian College
Princeton University*
Purchase College State University of New York
Purdue University
Queens College of CUNY
Queens University of Charlotte*
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College*
Reinhardt College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes College*
Rice University*
Ringling College of Art and Design*
Roanoke College
Rollins College
Rose-Human Institute of Technology
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Saint John’s College*
Saint John’s University
Saint John’s University, Manhattan
Saint John’s University, Queens*
Saint Mary’s College
Saint Olaf College
Salem College
Samford University
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe College
Sarah Lawrence College*
Savannah College of Art & Design*
Savannah College of Art and Design- Atlanta
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College*
Sewanee: The University of the South*
Simmons College
Simon Fraser University
Skidmore College*
Smith College*
Southern Adventist University*
Southern Methodist University
Southern Polytechnic State University*
Spelman College*
St. John’s University – Queens Campus
Stanford University
College of Staten Island
Stetson University
Swarthmore college
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University*
Texas Christian University*
The New School
Transylvania University
Tufts University
Tulane University*
Tuskegee University
United States Air Force Academy*
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama*
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago*
University of Colorado, Boulder*
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Edinburgh
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Georgia*
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Memphis Lambeth Campus
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Mass. Amherst
University of Mass. Boston
University of Miami*
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi*
University of Missouri Columbia
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill*
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Florida
University of North Georgia – Dahlonega Campus
University of Notre Dame*
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound*
University of the Redlands*
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester*
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina*
University South Carolina School of Music
University of Southern California*
University of Southern Mississippi
University of St. Andrews (UK)
University of Tampa*
University of Tennessee , Chattanooga
University of Tennessee , Knoxville
University of Texas, Austin*
University of the Arts
University of Toronto*
University of Vermont*
University of Virginia*
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
University of West Georgia*
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of West Georgia
Ursinus College
Valdosta State University*
Vanderbilt University*
Vassar College
Villanova University*
Virginia Commonwealth University*
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University*
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech*
Wake Forest University*
Warren Wilson College*
Waseda University*
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Watkins College of Art and Design
Wellesley College
Wesleyan College*
Wesleyan University*
Western Carolina University
Wheaton College MA
Whitman College
Whittier College
Wilfrid Laurier University
College of William and Mary*
Williams College
Wingate University
Winston-Salem State University
Winthrop University*
Wofford College*
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
College of Wooster*
Xavier University in Louisiana*
Yale University*
Yonsei University* (South Korea)
York College of the CUNY
York University
Young Harris College