Mr. Andrew Wolf is fully underway as our newest College Counselor and will serve Mrs. Von Bank’s former advisees.Seniors working with Mr. Wolf need to Schedule a Meeting with Mr. Wolf for their required fall check-in, and Mrs. Hogan’s seniors need to Schedule a Meeting with Mrs. Hogan for their required fall check-in. Fall senior check-in meetings consist of reviewing each senior’s list of colleges to which they intend to apply, essays/resume, deadlines for admission/scholarships, interviews, transcript requests, etc.
Senior Parent College Night on 9/7: Senior parents are invited to attend this annual presentation with the college counseling team on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. We will discuss the year ahead and how you can best support your student in completing his or her college applications and deciding where to enroll.
Senior Parent Survey Form for College Recommendation: We will also ask senior parents to complete the Parent Feedback (for their student’s college counselor) via Naviance. Parents will need to login via their assigned parent account to complete the survey, though the questions are available for preview prior to completing the official feedback form in Naviance. If you need assistance logging into Naviance, please contact Mrs. Hogan.
Fall College Essay Workshop: We invite seniors to register for a Fall College Essay Workshop, which will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This workshop is intended to give students one additional opportunity to work extensively with PA college counselors and faculty on college essays and supplement questions in a workshop format. As always, the college counselors are available throughout the summer and fall for essay assistance and feedback, but we expect that the Fall Essay Workshop might be helpful to students managing a large number of required essays and/or who were unable to attend Bootcamp. The registration fee for the Fall Essay Workshop will be $50 (registration will open in September).
The College Process and Social Media: As PA seniors prepare to apply to colleges this fall, their responsible and strategic use of social media takes on additional importance. It is important to be both vigilant about the potential dangers of the technological world as well as mindful of how to use social media as a platform for self-marketing that can impress colleges and, later, potential employers. Our message to students has been that they should anticipate that admission officers may (or may not) seek to learn more about them or even connect with them via social media/online searches.