College Counseling

Empowering Students in the College SearchFinding the Right Fit

​​We encourage students to explore, to further develop their interests, to define their talents, and to deepen their values. Our team of experienced college counselors works closely with faculty, advisors, and coaches to ensure students are empowered to direct their own college searches. Given the tools to reach their own decisions about college, students cross the Commencement stage confident they've found a next step that best fits their unique identity. With over 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the country, our mission is never to place students in particular colleges; it is, instead, to empower students to make educated and informed decisions based on their own value systems.

What Guides Our Work?Process Over Results

Through a structured program based on individual needs, we focus on helping students maintain a balanced perspective on the selection process. Rarely is there one and only one right school; rather, there are several schools at which a student can find what they're seeking. Underlying all that USN provides is the strong belief that the student should take responsibility for the search and the application process. Emblematic of the High School at large, we value process over results.


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  • Agency

    It's important for students to learn when and how to ask for help in addition to advocating for themselves before they leave Edgehill.
  • Empathy

    Students should demonstrate a capacity for understanding others — their peers, admissions counselors, and students who do not attend USN — during this process and also acknowledge the many privileges they have at USN when applying to college.
  • Joy

    This process can, and should, be fun. No, really. It happens. Applying to college should be the culmination of a student’s academic journey, and we should be celebrating their growth.
  • Resilience

    Every student will experience disappointment in some way during this process. Our goal is for students to learn how to process disappointment in a healthy way.
  • Self-Awareness

    Students should learn about themselves throughout the college search process and develop their own value system and decision-making process.

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Matriculation Map

Our graduates attend an incredibly diverse array of universities: small liberal arts colleges in Maine, large research universities in California, historically Black colleges and universities, premier colleges in the Volunteer State, international universities, and everything in between. Graduates from the classes of 2021-2024 have enrolled at 159 different four-year institutions, and we are thrilled with all of the colleges represented on this map.

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    Aaron Fulk 

    Director of College Counseling
    Stanford University - MA
    Washington & Lee University - BA
    At USN since: 2021
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    Carly Dixon 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed
    Colorado College - BA
    At USN since: 2020
  • Photo of Patrick Gladstone

    Patrick Gladstone 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    Boston College - BA
    Harvard University - M.Ed
    At USN since: 2023
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    Mittie Hale 

    Administrative Assistant, College Counseling & High School Testing Coordinator
    (615) 321-8020
    At USN since: 1991

Meet Our StudentsFor College Admissions Reps

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  • General Information

    2000 Edgehill Avenue 
    Nashville, Tennessee 37212


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  • Scheduling A Visit

    We are now using using Scoir to schedule rep visits. This service is free to colleges, and it allows reps to plan trips in a map view, see availability of multiple high schools at a time, create virtual visits, and sync with your personal calendars. Please create an account, and schedule a time to meet with our students in the fall. 

    If you can't find a time that is convenient, then you can request a visit in Scoir. In Scoir, you can sign up for an in-person visit or a remote visit based on the preference of your university.

    If you would like to conduct interviews on campus, we would be happy to help you with that as well.
  • Parking & Navigating Our Campus

    Parking is behind the school in 19th Avenue parking lot visitor spots near the building or in the fenced area near the playground. Please check in at the welcome desk for a guest security lanyard. The College Counseling Office is on the fourth floor in the Gordon Wing. 
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  • More On Recruiting in the Area

    We strongly encourage you to also visit some of our amazing public schools in the area like Pearl-Cohn High School, John Overton High School, Lawson High School, and LEAD Prep High School. Also consider reaching out to GEAR UP and YMCA Black Achievers, two local community-based organizations.
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  • Nearby Eats

    Coffee: Osa Coffee Roasters, Barista Parlor

    Breakfast/Brunch: Biscuit Love, Fido, Pancake Pantry, Grain and Berry 

    Lunch: Greenery Co., Grilled Cheeserie, Taco Mama, San Antonio Taco Co

    Dinner: Sadie's, Barcelona Wine Bar, Nada, Henley
USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.