The College Counseling Program at CCS is woven throughout the school’s curriculum starting in Middle School. The goal of the College Counseling program is to help each student find the post-secondary placement that is the right fit for him or her – whether that is college or a “gap year” program. 

During their senior year, students are required to take a first-semester course which focuses on the college application process. In addition, students and their families receive individualized counseling from our College Counselor, who guides them through the complex process of college admission, and provides assistance with researching schools, navigating the standardized testing process, completing applications, scheduling college visits, and understanding financial aid options.

For college counseling questions, please contact our Director of Upper School Counseling and College Counseling, Christy Siegling, at or (843) 559-5506 x240. Ms. Siegling is also our Testing Coordinator and Director of Upper School attendance.


The mission of the Charleston Collegiate College Counseling Office (CCO) is to help each student find the most appropriate post-secondary placement. The CCO aims to help students clarify their thinking about post-secondary options, make informed choices, present themselves and their credentials as accurately and professionally as possible, and address any challenges they might encounter.

CCS’s college counselors consider themselves to be advocates for students and partners with parents in the college admission process. The CCO abides by the Principles of Good Practice as defined by the National Association of College Admission Counseling. These include a strict adherence to ethical and respectful behavior by all parties involved in the college admission process. 



Charleston Collegiate consistently maintains a 100% college acceptance rate among seniors. In the 2016-2017 school year, students were accepted into the following colleges:
American University                                                                 Auburn University
Belmont University                                                                  Brevard College
Catawba College                                                                     Charleston Southern University
The Citadel                                                                             Claflin University
Clemson University                                                                  Coastal Carolina University
The College of Charleston                                                         Columbia College
Converse College                                                                     Creighton University
Drexel University                                                                     Florida State University
Fort Lewis College                                                                   Furman University
Georgia Institute of Technology                                                George Mason University
George Washington University                                                  Guilford College
Newberry College                                                                    NC Central University
Pace University                                                                       Pennsylvania State University
Pfeiffer University                                                                    Roanoke College
Savannah College of Art and Design                                          Shaw University    
SUNY - Stony Brook                                                                 University of Alabama
University of Houston                                                               University of Maine
University of Maryland                                                              University of Mississippi
University of New Hampshire                                                     University of South Carolina
U. SC Beaufort                                                                         U. SC Upstate
University of Tennessee                                                     Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University                            Wagner College                
Wingate University                                                                   Winthrop University              
Winston Salem State University                                                   Washington College
2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506
Fax: 803-675-0786

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