College Counseling

Finding the "perfect fit" school for each student is the mission of the college counseling program. Durham Academy's three full-time college counselors, Jazmin Garcia Smith, Katie McEnroe and Christopher Briggs, are at the heart of its success.

Durham Academy is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), an organization of secondary school counselors and college admission officers. DA is also a member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC). 

DA affirms the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP), a code of ethical conduct that articulates the responsibilities of college members and secondary school members. In addition, DA affirms NACAC's Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admission Process.

College Counseling Timeline

Class of 2021 College Choices

Wake Forest University
University of Virginia
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Miami
University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Chicago
Tufts University
Rhode Island School of Design
Purdue University
Northwestern University
Northeastern
NC State University
New York University
Middlebury College
High Point University
Emory University
East Carolina University
Duke University
Davidson
Dartmouth
Colorado
Brown
Brandeis University
Boston College

For College Reps

Welcome! We value your presence on our campus and hope you are able to include us on your rounds of the Triangle area.

We are located at 3601 Ridge Road, Durham, NC 27705. Our office is located in our Learning Commons, the building that sits adjacent to the parking lot at the main entrance to the Upper School campus. If the visitor parking spots are occupied, just park in the first available.



Visit Schedule

The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. All college visits will be conducted via Zoom for the 2021-2022 school year.

To schedule a visit, please contact Nancy Swain in the Office of College Counseling via email or at 919-287-1724.

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College Counseling Staff


Christopher Briggs
Dean of College Counseling
919-287-1808

Jazmin Garcia Smith
Dean of College Counseling
919-489-6569 (x6110)

Katie McEnroe
Dean of College Counseling 
919-489-6569

Nancy Swain
Administrative Assistant   
919-489-6569 (x6105)

CEEB: 341-049

Mailing Address 

College Counseling Center 
Durham Academy 
3601 Ridge Road 
Durham, NC 27705-5599