High School

College Planning

During students’ Junior and Senior years, our college counselor guides our families through the college application process.
The goal of our program is to support both students and parents in addressing the college admissions process in a manageable student centered process. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) college admissions testing resources and timelines, creating resumes, college search, essays, organization techniques to manage the application process, Common Application & Apply Texas and requesting letters of recommendation. Each fall college Headwaters hosts recruiters from colleges and universities from around the country and the world with the aim of orienting them to our program as well as meet with our students. Parents are supported throughout the process with private counseling meetings to address specific needs of each family as well as through several group meetings targeting admissions testing, FAFSA, and parents responsibilities in the process.  
  • Headwaters School is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and has endorsed the principles contained in the association’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
  • All Headwaters students and parents should familiarize themselves with the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admissions Process as outlined by the National Association for College Admission Counseling that can be found at this link.

College Acceptance List

Our graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities, and have matriculated to the schools marked with an asterisk (*):
Abilene Christian University*
Academy of Art University
Agnes Scott College
Allegheny College
Allegheny College Honors
American University Honors
American University of Paris* 
American University of Rome 
American University*
Amherst College
Angelo State University* 
Antioch College*
Arcadia University 
Arizona State University
Arizona State University – Barrett, The Honors College
Art Institute of Austin* 
Art Institute of Dallas* 
Auburn University 
Austin College*
Austin Community College*
Baldwin Wallace University Honors
Bard College 
Barnard College*
Bates College* 
Baylor University*
Belmont University* 
Beloit College* 
Bennington College* 
Berklee College of Music* 
Blinn College*
Boston College
Boston Conservatory of Music* 
Boston University*
Bowdoin College 
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University* 
Brooklyn Los Medanos College* 
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University*
Butler University
California College of the Arts* 
California Polytechnic State University*
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University 
Carroll College
Catholic University of America 
Central Washington University 
Centre College
Champlain College* 
Chapman University 
Chatham University 
Clark University* 
Colby-Sawyer College 
College of Charleston*
College of St. Benedict 
College of the Holy Cross 
College of Wooster 
Colorado College*
Colorado School of Mines*
Colorado State University* 
Columbia College Chicago* 
Columbia University 
Concordia University
Concordia University at River Forest*
Connecticut College*
Cooper Union 
Cornell College 
Cornell University*
Cornish College of the Arts
Dallas Baptist University 
Davidson College 
Denison College
DePaul University 
Dickinson College
Dominican University of California
Drew University 
Drexel University 
Duke University* 
Earlham College
Eastern Michigan University 
Eckerd College 
Elizabethtown College
Elon University*
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College* 
Emory & Henry College 
Emory University
Evergreen State College*
Expressions College for Digital Arts
Fairfield University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising*
Fashion Institute of Technology*
Flagler College
Florida Atlantic University 
Florida Gulf Coast University 
Florida International University 
Florida Southern University 
Fordham University
Fort Lewis College*
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin University Switzerland
George Mason University 
George Washington University
George Washington University Honors*
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College* 
Green Mountain College 
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College 
Hampshire College* 
Hawaii Pacific University* 
Hendrix College*
High Point University*
Hiram College 
Hofstra University 
Howard University
Humboldt State University 
Huston-Tillotson University* 
Illinois Wesleyan University 
Indiana University
Iowa State University 
Istituto Marangoni London
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University – Peabody Institute*
Johnson & Wales University*
Kalamazoo College 
Kansas State University
Kenyon College 
Knox College
La Salle University 
Lawrence University* 
Leiden University
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College*
Lindenwood University
Linfield College
London Metropolitan University 
Long Island University 
Louisiana State University 
Loyola Marymount University 
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans 
Lubbock Christian University* 
Lynn University*
Macalester College 
Manhattanville College 
Marlboro College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health*
McDaniel College 
McGill University 
Merrimack College
Miami University, Oxford 
Michigan State University 
Middlebury College 
Midwestern State University 
Mills College*
Molloy College
Montana State University, Billings
Mount Holyoke College* 
Muhlenberg College 
Musician’s Institute 
Naropa University* 
New College of Florida*
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New York Film Academy* 
New York University* 
Northeastern University Honors*
Northeastern University*
Northern Arizona University 
Northwestern University 
Nottingham Trent University* 
Oberlin College*
Occidental College
Ohio Wesleyan University 
Oklahoma City University 
Oklahoma State University 
Orange Coast College* 
Oregon College of Art & Craft 
Oregon State University
Pace University
Parsons the New School for Design
Pennsylvania State University* 
Pitzer College*
Polytechnic Institute of New York University*
Portland Community College* 
Portland State University* 
Prairie View A&M University 
Pratt Institute*
Prescott College 
Purdue University
Quest University
Reed College*
Regents University London 
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design*
Rhodes College
Rice University 
Richmond University – The American International University in London
Rider University
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rochester Institute of Technology*
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology*
Rutgers University*
San Diego State University* 
San Francisco Art Institute 
San Francisco State University 
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe University of Art & Design*
Sarah Lawrence College* 
Savannah College of Art & Design*
School of the Art Institute of Chicago*
School of Visual Arts 
Schreiner University
Seattle University*
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: University of the South
Skidmore College*
Smith College*
Southern Methodist University* 
Southern Oregon University 
Southwestern University* 
Spelman College
St. Andrew’s University*
St. Edward’s University Honors*
St. Edward’s University*
St. John’s University
St. Kate’s University
St. Louis University
St. Louis University – Madrid
St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
St. Olaf College
Stanford University*
Stephen F. Austin State University*
Stetson University* 
Stony Brook University 
Suffolk University 
SUNY – Geneseo* 
SUNY – Purchase
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Swarthmore College 
Sweet Briar College 
Syracuse University*
Tampa University Honors
Temple University*
Texas A&M University* 
Texas Christian University* 
Texas Lutheran University
Texas State Technical College*
Texas State University Honors*
Texas State University*
Texas Tech University* 
The New School* 
Thomas Jefferson University
Trinity College
Trinity University* 
Tulane University Honors*
Tulane University*
Universidad del Valle de México – Monterrey*
Universiteit van Amsterdam* 
University College Cork 
University College Dublin* 
University College Utrecht
University of Alabama 
University of Alaska Southeast 
University of Arizona* 
University of Arkansas 
University of British Columbia
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Davis* 
University of California at Irvine 
University of California at Los Angeles*
University of California at San Diego
University of California at Santa Barbara*
University of California at Santa Cruz*
University of Central Florida 
University of Cincinnati 
University of Colorado at Boulder Honors*
University of Colorado at Boulder*
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Colorado at Denver 
University of Dallas
University of Denver* 
University of Edinburgh* 
University of Georgia* 
University of Hawaii at Hilo 
University of Hawaii at Manoa*
University of Hawaii at West Oahu
University of Houston* 
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Urbana 
University of Iowa
University of Kansas 
University of Kentucky 
University of Limerick
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor*
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Miami Frost School of Music
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri at Columbia
University of Montana at Missoula
University of Nebraska at Lincoln*
University of Nevada Honors 
University of Nevada, Reno 
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Asheville*
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Texas* 
University of Oklahoma* 
University of Oregon* 
University of Portland* 
University of Puget Sound*
University of Redlands* 
University of Rochester* 
University of San Diego 
University of San Francisco*
University of Southern California*
University of Tampa
University of Texas at Arlington* 
University of Texas at Austin Dean’s Scholars*
University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Honors*
University of Texas at Austin Plan II Honors*
University of Texas at Austin Turing Scholars*
University of Texas at Austin*
University of Texas at Dallas* 
University of Texas at San Antonio*
University of Texas at Tyler* 
University of the Pacific 
University of Toledo 
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont*
University of Washington Honors
University of Washington* 
University of West London* 
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ursinus College* 
Vanderbilt University* 
Virginia Tech University* 
Wake Forest University 
Warren Wilson College*
Washington & Lee University 
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Webster University 
Wesleyan University 
West Texas A&M 
Western State University
Western Washington University 
Westminster College* 
Wheaton College
Whitman College* 
Whittier College* 
Willamette University* 
Williams College 
Woodbury University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Yale University

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As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters School does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local law in its admissions, financial aid, hiring, or board membership processes.