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 Scott Orvis, 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 2020 College Choices

William & Mary
Washington University in St. Louis
Wake Forest University
Vanderbilt University
University of Virginia
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Chicago
Tufts University
Purdue University
Princeton University
Northwestern University
NC State University
New York University
Georgetown University
The George Washington University
Emory University
Elon University
Duke University
Cornell 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., with six 50-minute periods.

We cannot schedule college visits during the following times: 10:05 to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday (homeroom); or 10:05 to 10:55 a.m. Thursday (assembly).

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

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

Katie McEnroe
Dean of College Counseling 

Scott Orvis
Dean of College Counseling
919-489-6569 (x6109) 

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