CHEWV’s College Fair and CFWV Financial Aid Workshop on May 19th is a great opportunity for your high school student! Besides the CFWV focal point workshop, multiple college admissions counselors will be available in one room at one time. It’s like making multiple college visits without the travel!
With multiple college admissions counselors on hand, your students can practice making eye contact, shaking hands, and introducing themselves with both their first and last names – as well as ask a lot of questions:
- When should I start my college prep?
- How do I find a college or university that is best for me?
- Should I take the ACT or SAT?
- Do I need SAT Subject Tests and AP Exams? Which ones should I take?
- Does your school accept CLEP credits?
- How do admissions officers view extracurricular activities on an application?
- What do admissions officers look for in an application essay?
- Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?
- What should I expect in a college interview?
- Will applying Early Decision or Early Action give me a leg up?
- What should I do when I visit campuses?
- How does the financial aid application process differ from the admission process?
- Do you offer summer opportunities/camps for high school students?
What if you’re not interested in any of the attending colleges/universities? It’s still a great chance to practice – before it “counts.” Besides, college admission counselors are some of the most important people to meet when choosing a college. Your application goes through their office first and they have a say in whether you get into their school. They can also help you understand the demands of your chosen major, outline high school course requirements for a particular area of study, help you find financial aid, and generally take some of the anxiety out of the admission process. Don’t hesitate to tap into their knowledge and experience.
And remember, simply speaking with an admission counselor does not mean you are obligated to apply to that school. Students often compare several schools before making a decision, so do your research to make sure your chosen school will be a good fit for you. It’s even okay to discuss the school you’re more interested in while talking with a counselor from a different school. This helps them understand what you’re looking for and gives them a chance to argue that they can (or admit they can’t) offer something similar or even better.
Don’t close off opportunities. You never know whom God may put in your path, or what doors He might open!
To sign your family up for the day’s events, click here.