St. Margaret’s College Counseling Office is in the midst of a busy month, as the Class of 2023 begins wading into the college-admission process with a variety of college visits, class meetings and individual get-togethers on tap.
This week alone, representatives from 14 different colleges and universities were at St. Margaret’s to meet with students. Families of St. Margaret’s senior class also came to campus for Senior College Night, and many seniors had one-on-one meetings with their designated college counselor as the process ramps up and students begin to formulate a list of possible destinations.
Here's a closer look at a busy month for college counseling:
Each year, representatives from more than 150 college and universities visit St. Margaret’s and meet with interested students to discuss admission requirements, student life, academic opportunities and more. Often, the admission representative who comes to St. Margaret’s is the same who will be the first to read a student’s application.
Just this week alone, students had the opportunity to meet and talk to representatives from Johns Hopkins University, Indiana University, Boston College, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Alabama, American university, Claremont McKenna College, Bryant University and Colgate University.
While the visits are popular with the senior class, they are open to all Upper School students.
Programming for Families
The Class of 2023 and their families met with the College Counseling Office this week in an informational session that provided insight on the college application timeline and how to best support students as the process moves forward.
Another meeting will be held next week via Zoom detailing specifics of the financial-aid process with Kara Moore, director of financial aid at Pitzer College. All Upper School families are invited to attend.
All members of the Class of 2023 gathered for a class meeting with the college counselors last week, where they were introduced to new resources in mySMES that will help with the process.
In addition to the class meeting, each student will meet individually with their designated college counselor this month to review and plan for the fall admission season.