College Preparatory

Nearly 100% of Covenant High School students pursue higher education


My name is Cindy Dille, Covenant’s College Adviser. One of my greatest joys is helping students and families figure out the “next step” as they prepare for college, navigate the admissions process and seek financial aid. I have been teaching college and career courses, as well as advising, since 2003. Our faculty, as a whole, seeks to equip our graduates pursue God’s unique calling on their lives.

In the last three years, 62% of our graduating seniors have been named Washington State Honor Awardees. This is the annual honor awarded by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction  to the top 10% of eligible college-bound seniors in the state. Over the last three years, our students’ SAT and PSAT scores have placed them as a group in the top 20% nationally. Five students have received National Merit Recognition over the last four years.




We assist students and parents for college admissions in the following ways:

  • Individual college counseling.
  • College/careers courses prepare juniors and seniors for college admissions tests and provide information about college selection, applications, scholarships and college life.
  • All juniors and seniors attend the annual National College Fair in Seattle.
  • Two informational evenings for parents are held each year covering general college information and funding a college education.
  • Scholarship opportunities are presented and posted throughout the year.
  • Vocational and technical school counseling is available on an individual basis.

Covenant students can receive up to a year of college credits through our concurrent credit program with Northwest Nazarene University. This is ideal for students who are actively anticipating and preparing for higher education and want to save time and financial resources, without sacrificing their full high school experience. For more information on college credit, click here.

Covenant students have been accepted to a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate institutions, ranging from huge public universities to small private colleges:

Out of state
  • Amherst College – Massachusetts
  • Abilene Christian University – Texas
  • Azusa Pacific University – California
  • Barclay College – Kansas
  • Biola University – California
  • Boston University – Massachusetts
  • California Baptist University – California
  • Calvin College – Michigan
  • Cedarville University – Ohio
  • Claremont-McKenna College – California
  • College of William and Mary – Virginia
  • Concordia Lutheran University – Oregon
  • Corban College, formerly Western Baptist –    Oregon  
  • Covenant College – Georgia
  • Covenant Seminary – Missouri
  • Dordt College – Iowa
  • Drexel University – Pennsylvania
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Arizona
  • Fresno Pacific University – California
  • George Fox University – Oregon
  • Hillsdale College – Michigan
  • Humbolt State University – California
  • Knox College – Illinois
  • Loma Linda University – California
  • Moody Bible Institute – Illinois
  • Multnomah Bible College – Oregon
  • New St. Andrews College – Idaho
  • Northwest Nazarene University – Idaho
  • Notre Dame University – Indiana
  • Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law – Oklahoma
  • Pensacola Christian College – Florida
  • Pepperdine University – California
  • Princeton University – New Jersey
  • Simpson University – California
  • Smith College – Massachusetts
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – South Dakota
  • St. Olaf College – Minnesota  
  • Stanford University – California
  • Sweet Briar College – Virginia
  • The Master’s College – California
  • Toccoa Falls College – Georgia
  • UCLA School of Engineering – California
  • Union University – Tennessee
  • University of Denver – Colorado
  • University of Illinois – Illinois
  • University of Iowa – Iowa
  • University of Southern California – California  
  • University of Southern Mississippi – Mississippi
  • University of Texas at Dallas – Texas
  • U.S. Military Academy West Point, New York 
  • U.S. Airforce Academy – Colorado
  • Vanguard University – California
  • Westminster Seminary – California
  • Wheaton College – Illinois
Washington State institutions
  • Central Washington University
  • DigiPen Institute
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Northwest University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • Seattle Art Institute
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitworth College
International Institutions
  • Fredly Fokehogskole – Norway
  • St. Andrew’s  University – Scotland
  • Trinity Western University – Canada
  • University Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille III – France
  • University of Victoria – Canada
  • Vancouver Film School – Canada

For more information on college advising at Covenant High School, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy Dille at 253-759-9570 or


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