Academics

College Counseling & Academic Planning

To College and Beyond

At Milken, we see every student as unique and college counseling as more than a cookie-cutter process. We believe success is not defined by admission to a particular school, but instead by finding the right fit that will enable each Milken graduate to thrive. Our approach to college counseling is to build a partnership between counselors, students and their families, working together to provide guidance and direction that results in a placement where each individual student's gifts can shine.

Our curriculum in the Office of College Counseling & Academic Planning heightens and builds students’ self-awareness and self-expression. As they make the transition to college, we help them look at the college search as an opportunity for learning and development, encouraging them to explore their choices from practical, responsible and ethical perspectives. As they take ownership of the process, they become more attuned to their unique potential and the ways in which it can help them reach new levels of accomplishment in college and beyond.

College Counseling Facts

List of 5 items.

  • FIVE

    Milken boasts FIVE dedicated full-time college counselors.
  • 40

    Weekly college counseling classes are taught to juniors and seniors each year.
  • 113

    Number of colleges & universities across the world that our college counseling staff has visited and toured.
  • 125

    Colleges and gap year programs visit Milken each fall.
  • $3 million

    in merit-based scholarships awarded.

List of 4 items.

  • Class of 2022

    Following is a list of college/university acceptances for the Class of 2022. Bold denotes student matriculations.
    American University
    Arizona State University
    Babson College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)
    California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)
    California State University (Bakersfield)
    California State University (Channel Islands)
    California State University (Chico)
    California State University (Fresno)
    California State University (Fullerton)
    California State University (Long Beach)
    California State University (Los Angeles)
    California State University (Northridge)
    California State University (Sacramento)
    Chapman University
    College of Charleston
    Colorado School of Mines
    Columbia College (Chicago)
    DePaul University
    Drexel University
    Fordham University
    Franklin University Switzerland
    George Washington University
    High Point University
    Indiana University (Bloomington)
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America/Columbia University
    John Cabot University
    Lewis & Clark College
    LIM College
    Los Angeles Pierce College
    Loyola Marymount University
    Marist College
    Miami University (Oxford)
    Michigan State University
    Muhlenberg College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Oregon State University
    Oxford College of Emory University
    Pace University (New York City)
    Parsons School of Design at The New School
    Pennsylvania State University 
    Pepperdine University
    Pomona College
    Princeton University
    Purdue University 
    Reed College
    Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Saint Joseph's University
    San Diego State University
    San Francisco State University
    San Jose State University
    Santa Clara University
    Santa Monica College
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Scripps College
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University
    Suffolk University
    Syracuse University
    Tel Aviv University/Columbia University
    Temple University
    The American University of Paris
    The Ohio State University 
    The University of Tampa
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Tulane University
    University of Arizona
    University of California (Berkeley)
    University of California (Davis)
    University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Los Angeles)
    University of California (Merced)
    University of California (Riverside)
    University of California (San Diego)
    University of California (Santa Barbara)
    University of California (Santa Cruz)
    University of Chicago
    University of Cincinnati 
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Florida
    University of Georgia
    University of Kansas
    University of Maryland (College Park)
    University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
    University of Massachusetts (Boston)
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
    University of Nevada (Las Vegas)
    University of Nevada (Reno)
    University of Oregon
    University of Portland
    University of San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia 
    University of Washington (Seattle Campus)
    University of Wisconsin (Madison)
    Wesleyan University
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  • Class of 2021

    Following is a list of college/university acceptances for the Class of 2021. Bold denotes student matriculations.
    American University
    Arizona State University (Main Campus)
    Arizona State University (Polytechnic)
    Bard College
    Barnard College
    Bennington College
    Bocconi University
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Butler University
    California Lutheran University
    California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)
    California State University (Bakersfield)
    California State University (Chico)
    California State University (Northridge)
    California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)
    California State University (Sacramento)
    Chapman University
    College of Charleston
    Colorado State University
    Columbia University/Jewish Theological Seminary of America
    DePaul University
    DePauw University
    Drexel University
    Eckerd College
    Elon University
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Florida State University
    Fordham University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology 
    Georgia State University
    High Point University
    Humboldt State University
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Indiana University 
    Kenyon College
    Lehigh University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Los Angeles Pierce College
    Loyola Marymount University
    McGill University
    Miami University (Oxford)
    Middlesex University
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Oberlin College
    Occidental College
    Oregon State University
    Pace University 
    Pennsylvania State University (Abington)
    Pennsylvania State University (Main Campus)
    Pepperdine University
    Point Park University
    Pomona College
    Purdue University 
    Reed College
    Rutgers University 
    San Diego State University
    San Jose State University
    Santa Monica College
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Scripps College
    Seton Hall University
    Skidmore College
    Smith College
    Southern Methodist University
    SUNY at Binghamton
    SUNY at Purchase College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The New School
    The Ohio State University (Lima Campus)
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Texas at Austin
    The University of the Arts
    Tufts University
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    University of Arizona
    University of British Columbia
    University of California (Berkeley)
    University of California (Davis)
    University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Los Angeles)
    University of California (Merced)
    University of California (Riverside)
    University of California (San Diego)
    University of California (Santa Barbara)
    University of California (Santa Cruz)
    University of Chicago
    University of Cincinnati 
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Denver
    University of Maryland 
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    University of Oregon
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    University of St Andrews
    University of the Arts London
    University of Toronto
    University of Utah
    University of Vermont
    University of Washington 
    University of Wisconsin
    Vassar College
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wesleyan University
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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  • Class of 2020

    Following is a list of college/university acceptances for the Class of 2020. Bold denotes student matriculations.
    American University
    Arizona State University
    Babson College
    Barnard College
    Bates College
    Belmont University
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Bucknell University
    Brown University
    Butler University
    California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)
    California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)
    California State University (Channel Islands)
    California State University (Chico)
    California State University (Fullerton)
    California State University (Long Beach)
    California State University (Los Angeles)
    California State University (Monterey Bay)
    California State University (Northridge)
    California State University (San Marcos)
    Carleton College
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Chapman University
    Claremont McKenna College
    Clark University
    Columbia University
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University
    DePaul University
    Drexel University
    Elon University
    Emory University
    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Furman University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Hartwick College
    Hofstra University
    Indiana University (Bloomington)
    Jewish Theological Seminary - List College
    Kenyon College
    Lawrence University
    Lehigh University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Los Angeles Pierce College
    Loyola Marymount University
    Michigan State University
    MUD School
    Muhlenberg College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Oberlin College
    Occidental College
    Oregon Institute of Technology
    Pace University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pepperdine University
    Pitzer College
    Princeton University
    Reed College
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rutgers University
    San Diego State University
    San Francisco State University
    San Jose State University
    Santa Clara University
    Santa Monica College
    Scripps College
    Skidmore College
    Sonoma State University
    Southern Methodist University
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The New School
    The Ohio State University
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Tennessee
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Trinity College
    Tulane University
    Tzofim Garin Tzabar/IDF
    United States Air Force Academy
    University of Arizona
    University of British Columbia
    University of California (Berkeley)
    University of California (Davis)
    University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Los Angeles)
    University of California (Merced)
    University of California (Riverside)
    University of California (San Diego)
    University of California (Santa Barbara)
    University of California (Santa Cruz)
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    University of Iowa
    University of Maryland
    University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Mississippi
    University of New Hampshire
    University of Oregon
    University of Puget Sound
    University of Redlands
    University of San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    University of the Pacific
    University of Utah
    University of Washington (Seattle)
    University of Wisconsin (Madison)
    Vanderbilt University
    Vassar College
    Washington State University
    Washington University in St Louis
    Western Washington University
    Whitman College
    Willamette University
    Yale University
    Xavier University
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  • Class of 2019

    Following is a list of college/university acceptances for the Class of 2019. Bold denotes student matriculations.
    American University
    Arizona State University 
    Babson College
    Boston University
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    California College of the Arts
    California Lutheran University
    California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)
    California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)
    California State University (Channel Islands)
    California State University (Los Angeles)
    California State University (Northridge)
    California State University (San Marcos)
    Chapman University
    Colorado State University 
    College of Charleston
    Cornell University
    DePaul University
    Drexel University
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Fairfield University
    Florida International University
    Fordham University
    Franklin & Marshall College
    George Mason University
    George Washington University
    Goucher College
    Hult International Business School
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Indiana University
    John Cabot University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Juniata College
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University
    Lewis & Clark College
    Loyola Marymount University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Michigan State University
    Middlesex University
    New York University
    Newcastle University
    Northeastern University
    Northwestern University
    Otis College of Art and Design
    Oxford College of Emory University
    Pace University 
    Pennsylvania State University 
    Pepperdine University
    Pitzer College
    Portland State University
    Pratt Institute 
    Purdue University 
    Queen's University
    Quinnipiac University
    Rice University
    Richmond The American International College in London
    Ryerson University
    San Diego State University
    San Francisco State University
    San Jose State University
    School of Visual Arts
    Skidmore College
    Sonoma State University
    Southern California Institute of Architecture
    Stanford University
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The American University of Paris
    The University of Montana 
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Tufts University
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    University of Alaska 
    University of Arizona
    University of British Columbia
    University of California (Berkeley)
    University of California (Davis)
    University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Los Angeles)
    University of California (Merced)
    University of California (Riverside)
    University of California (San Diego)
    University of California (Santa Barbara)
    University of California (Santa Cruz)
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Exeter
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Kansas
    University of Maryland (College Park)
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
    University of Oregon
    University of Puget Sound
    University of Redlands
    University of Rhode Island
    University of Rochester
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    University of Toronto
    University of Washington 
    University of Wisconsin (Madison)
    Washington University in St Louis
    University of Wyoming
    Washington State University
    Western Washington University
    Wesleyan University
    Willamette University
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Yale University
     
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Office of College Counseling & Academic Planning

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Elliot Shavalian

    Elliot Shavalian 

    Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
  • Photo of Deana Delshad

    Deana Delshad 

    Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
  • Photo of Shelley Kierman

    Mrs. Shelley Kierman 

    Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
    310.440.3560
  • Photo of Ross D. Mankuta

    Ross D. Mankuta 

    Director of Alumni Engagement & Career Enhancement
    310.440.3574
  • Photo of Sarah Epstein

    Sarah Epstein 

    Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
  • Photo of Eric Feldman

    Eric Feldman 

    College Counseling and Academic Planning Coordinator

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At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.