All 9th-11th grade students and parents are invited to participate in a mock admissions evening on Tuesday, February 11 from 5:45-8:00 p.m. in order to learn the secrets behind the college admissions process. Participants will be grouped into small admission committees in order to review three sample candidates alongside an experienced college admissions officer. As a group, they will review all aspects of the applications and determine who should be admitted, denied, and waitlisted, and through this experience, students will learn firsthand how their own applications might be evaluated. We’ll also be hosting a college fair with admissions representatives on campus the same evening.
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Check-in/directed to pre-assigned classrooms
6:10 pm – 7:25 pm: Case Study – application review led by college reps
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Mini College Fair
- All participants will read the 3 sample college admissions applications.
- The sample applications will be discussed in small groups led by a college admissions officer. As a group, you will decide which students will be accepted, denied, or deferred.
You will learn the following:
- What colleges look for in an applicant
- What colleges value academically and how a student spends their free time
- How difficult it is to choose between applicants
- How students can evaluate their own strengths, skills, and qualities they bring to the process and how to convey them on their college application
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Watson in the College Counseling Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.