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College Counseling

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

College counselor walking down the hall and speaking to a student

The GDS College Counseling Advantage

Student talk to a college admission rep

Campus Rep Visits

Representatives from more than 80 colleges visited GDS during the 2023–24 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.

Scoir Website

College Counseling Newsletter

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College Counseling Programs

2024 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 19 different states


Students attending 14 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 Acceptances

Over the last few years, GDS students have matriculated at these colleges and universities.

logos of Stanford, Wake Forest, UNC Chapel Hill, and Davidson
logos of Princeton, University of Georgia, Wofford, and Boston College
logos of Duke, GWU, NC State, and App State
logos of Virginia Tech, Berkeley, Columbia, and Northeastern

The College Counseling Team

Keeon Gregory

Keeon Gregory

Director of College Counseling
Barb Boyette

Barb Boyette

Associate Director of College Counseling
Susan Doss

Susan Doss

College counselor meets with students
College counselor meets with a student with college pennants in the background
A group of students meets with an admissions rep