The Common Application has announced its essay prompts for the 2019-20 application cycle, with no changes to the prompts from this past year. Interested students can review this announcement here. It should be emphasized that current juniors should NOT feel any pressure to begin working on their essays until the summer, as their focus should… Continue reading COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS FOR 2019-20
On the evening of Friday, February 8th, and morning/afternoon of Saturday, February 9th, the College Counseling Office will hold our annual 5th Form Parents’ College Workshop. This year we are again welcoming four highly experienced admissions representatives: Rod Jackson, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Southern Methodist University Robert Springall, Vice President for Enrollment Management,… Continue reading 5TH FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 8-9
We invite you to save the date for our annual Parents’ College Workshop, which will take place on the evening of Friday, Feb. 8 and the morning of Saturday, Feb. 9. While this event is designed primarily for our 5th form parents, all parents are invited. This year, we are again welcoming four highly accomplished… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE–PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP, FEB. 8-9, 2019
This Saturday (December 8th) is the mandatory diagnostic practice test designed to help our 5th form students identify if the ACT or SAT is a better fit for them. It is a free testing experience for all Kent 5th form students, and it will be invaluable for starting individualized standardized testing plans. (Attendance will be taken; all… Continue reading REMINDER: MANDATORY ACT/SAT DIAGNOSTIC COMBO TEST
On the night of Sunday, Sept. 9, all of our 5th formers met with our college counseling team to review our schedule for the fall (especially our College Seminar class) and to emphasize the importance of getting off to a great start in their classes. Below is the handout we used during our session.
Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common… Continue reading STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH
Summer is an ideal time to prepare for standardized tests (both the ACT and SAT). If you are looking for prep options over the summer, Kent’s association with Kaplan Test Prep lets you prepare for the ACT or SAT at home, in a local Kaplan center or online. Students who receive financial aid at Kent will receive financial aid for Kaplan’s… Continue reading SUMMER 2018 TEST PREP OPTIONS THROUGH KAPLAN