The process of applying to college can be dizzying. It’s a conversation that comes up often when I speak with parents.
But it makes sense: even for one school, students can choose from two or three different applications to submit – and then, for each application, multiple deadlines to be sure to meet.
Then, there’s the financial-aid process, which includes both government-issued and institution-specific forms, and a series of deadlines to meet for that process too.
Balancing all of this while searching for the school that fills and fits a student best – intellectually, emotionally, socially, professionally – can be intimidating!
And so, the Office of Admissions at Wake Forest University will be sponsoring a program this Thursday, June 13, to help students better understand and navigate the college-admissions process.
In collaboration with The Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), Wake Forest will be hosting a day-long Mini-Camp College program, which will give students the space to think intentionally about the college-admissions process:
from the nuts and bolts of the essays and recommendations to larger questions about “college fit” and leveraging identities.
These breakout sessions will be led by seasoned admissions professionals from various institutions along the East Coast, whose careers have been distinguished by programs that champion inclusion and access.
All of this, we believe, will give our visiting students a little more confidence – and maybe a little more direction – as they begin their college-admissions search.
Going to college seems to get all the attention, but the search (and application) can’t be overlooked.
Through this program, we’re excited to offer just a little more support and advice to students, especially to those who need it most.
Stay tuned for similar programs this fall, about which we’ll be sharing soon!