News and updates from the College Counseling Office
The GDS College Counseling Office provides families with individualized guidance and support throughout the college search and application process.
Knowing that every family is unique, our counseling staff works closely with each family to personalize the process through honest conversation and proactive planning. Our experienced counselors understand the complex world of college admissions and enjoy listening, planning, and assisting students with finding a college fit that’s right for them and their family.
Mr. Gregory helped me find colleges that met my goals for the future and that fit me academically. Without his help, I am certain that I would have been overwhelmed by the process. I was happy to receive many acceptances, but some of the most exciting acceptances were the ones from schools that Mr. Gregory and I found to be good matches. I appreciate Mr. Gregory going the extra mile to advocate for me.
Warren McWhorter ’22
Campus Rep Visits
Representatives from more than 90 colleges visited GDS during the 2021–22 school year.
We welcome interest from college admission representatives who would like to visit our campus and meet with students. You will need to create a free account with Scoir to schedule a campus visit.
The GDS College Counseling Advantage
2022 by the Numbers
Total college acceptances
Different colleges where students were accepted nationwide
Different colleges attended by GDS students
Students attending college out of state in 21 different states
Students attending 15 different colleges in North Carolina
Students attending private colleges and/or universities
Students attending public universities
Percent of students reported that they were happy or very happy with their college placement
College Counseling Programs
Essential advice for students and parents on paying for college
College Counseling Meet & Greets and Tenth Grade College Family Night
Junior Jumpstart I & II and Senior Sweets
Discussions on a range of hot college admission topics
A five-day application and essay workshop
Over the last few years, GDS students have matriculated at these colleges and universities.