CCES 9-11th graders and their parents had the opportunity to learn from a panel of college experts on Sunday, January 26. Over 130 families registered for the event, which tailored topics to both 9th grade families just beginning the college process and 10th and 11th graders who are focusing their search.
The seminar began with a panel of College Admissions Experts, including:
Federico Glitman, Associate Director of Admission, Lynn University
Elizabeth Orehovec, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, University of South Carolina
Kerr Ramsay, Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, High Point University
Megan Starling, Interim Director of Admission, Rhodes College
They offered insights into the college application process from the college admissions office perspective, discussing how college applications are read by the admissions office and how high school classes and extra-curriculars can translate into college opportunities.
Following the panel, two programs were available simultaneously. 9th grade students and their parents remained in Rooke Theater to hear from a panel of CCES Experts. Amanda Beckrich, Upper School Assistant Director, Linda Schulz, Director of College Counseling and Zay Kittredge, Upper School Counselor discussed the 9th grade experience, and what to expect in 10th grade.
Sophomores and Juniors split into groups to attend three 20 minute sessions of their choice.
A variety of topics, led by college representatives, were available:
Campus Visits and College Fairs: What’s in it for me?
What if I Don’t Know What I Want to Major In?
Finding the Right College Fit
Scholarships, Financial Aid, and the Value of College
So You Want to Play a Sport in College…
Curriculum Choices in High School and Building Your Academic Story
What Do Colleges Actually Do with ACT and SAT scores?
Pursuing Visual and Performing Arts in College
Studying Abroad and Interning Off Campus
Preparing for Success: Developing Critical Life Skills
The program concluded with a College Fair where students and their families had the opportunity to meet with representatives of 18 colleges.
Click here to view an album of photos from the College Fair.