College Counseling

All Upper School students benefit from a four-year college counseling program. Three full-time college counselors work closely with students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to find colleges that will enrich the lives of the young men and build on the strong educational foundation established at Memphis University School. The college process is part of the high school experience, but it is not the main focus, nor should it be. The goal is for students to enjoy the present while their college counselors help them plan for the future. 

Each student is assigned a college counselor sophomore year to begin one-on-one meetings. The college counselor works with the student individually, meeting him where he is and helping him identify his interests, what he is looking for in a college, and which schools may be a good fit. Parents have the opportunity to meet with their college counselor regularly throughout the process. 

The College Counseling team maintains strong relationships with college admission officers to communicate the quality of the MUS academic program and the preparedness of students. Each year, the team invites college admission officers to visit MUS to meet with students. In addition, during Fall Break, the college counselors typically offer college tours in different geographic regions each year so Upper School students can see a variety of college campuses firsthand.

The college counselors also engage in professional development to stay informed about the ever-changing landscape of college admission. They visit colleges annually and participate in counselor programs to deepen their understanding and knowledge of schools throughout the country and the world.

Schedule a visit to Memphis University School

Memphis University School offers in-person or virtual visits for admission officers. To schedule a visit to campus, sign-up in SCOIR or contact a member of the College Counseling team.

Meet Our Team:

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Zachary Hansen

    Zach Hansen 

    College Counseling/Strategic Initiatives Dir.
    (901) 260-1327
    Pacific Lutheran University - BA
    George Fox University - MA
  • Photo of Jennifer Byers

    Jenny Byers 

    Assistant Head for College Counseling & Student Programming
    (901) 260-1399
    Washington University - MA
    Washington University - BA
  • Photo of James Deitrich

    Jake Deitrich 

    College Counseling Asst. Dir.
    (901) 260-1424
  • Photo of Mark Chubb

    Mark Chubb 

    Football Head Coach, PE Instructor, College Compliance Asst.
    (901) 260-1439
    Whittenberg University - BA
  • Photo of Kim Eikner

    Kim Eikner 

    College Counseling Administrative Asst.
    (901) 260-1332
    Northwestern University - BS