On Feb. 8 and 9, the Kent College Counseling Office held our annual 5th Form Parents College Workshop, and it was again a “star-studded” event highlighted by four remarkable professionals from the world of college admissions: Rod Jackson, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Southern Methodist University; Rob Springall, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Muhlenberg College; Erin Stahl,… Continue reading 2019 PARENTS COLLEGE WORKSHOP–A ROUSING SUCCESS!
It’s never too early to start… In a couple weeks, 4th formers will meet in groups with their college counselors in order to check in about the next steps in our college process. Although it may seem early to start this process, it isn’t too early to set yourself up for success by being thoughtful… Continue reading 4TH FORM SPRING/SUMMER 2018 CHECKLIST
This Tuesday (April 17th), from 6:30-8:00 pm, Kent will host our annual College Fair with 80+ (and counting) colleges and universities setting up information tables in Magowan Field House. Admissions reps from these institutions are ready to speak with anyone who comes to their tables, regardless to whether you are a 3rd former or PG or if you… Continue reading COLLEGE FAIR TIPS
SAVE THE DATE: SPRING COLLEGE FAIR ON TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH, 6:30-8:00PM, IN MAGOWAN FIELD HOUSE Over 80 colleges and universities are currently signed up to attend Kent’s annual spring college fair, and that number will continue to grow! All Kent students and parents are invited to attend! See what schools are currently registered for the fair:
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College by Jacques Steinberg “In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour… Continue reading BOOK RECOMMENDATION: “THE GATEKEEPERS” BY JACQUES STEINBERG
A recent opinion piece in the New York Times addresses the anxieties and frustrations parents can have during the college process of their children. Both light and heartfelt, this article helps remind us that it’s important to support our children during these difficult years as they are the ones bogged down with the heavier anxieties… Continue reading “STOP ASKING ABOUT MY KID’S COLLEGE PLANS”
Whether it’s during spring break or over the summer, it’s important for high school students to visit as many colleges as possible for their college search process. (Obviously distance, cost, and other factors will limit each family’s ability to go on visits.) On these visits, students will gradually start to assess all the different attributes… Continue reading “TIPS FOR FAMILIES TO PLAN SUMMER TRIPS WITH COLLEGE VISITS”