(Virtual) Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

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Families approaching the college admissions process are welcome to join this Zoom presentation to help understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

This discussion will include how the recent Supreme Court decision will impact the college admissions process and how a student’s ability to express their insights, experiences and personal growth will become even more important. Recent college admissions cycles are the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

Learn about current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process. Examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

Led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (standoutforcollege.com)

Questions? Contact Kerry: keodonnell@somervillema.gov

About Stand Out For College:

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper are partners at Stand Out For College, LLC and they focus on helping families navigate the college admissions process which has been made more complicated due to the effects from COVID. They have been asked to present to over 130 libraries across the country serving communities in the New York Tri-State area including in Westchester, Fairfield, Nassau, Suffolk and Bergen counties as well as neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and San Jose.

When you register for this event, you'll receive an email confirmation with the Zoom information sent from Stand Out For College, as well as through reminder emails. Please make sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it initially. 

Start Time: 
7:00 PM
End Time: 
8:00 PM

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