College Admission Auks-ervations

2018

  • October

    Monthly College Counseling Update: October 2018

    Senior Application Season
    November 1st marks the largest of the college application deadlines for Archmere students. Over 90% of seniors have an application submitted by this date and the Office will process over 1,000 application requests. Students are spending the final days before this early deadline finalizing essays and proof-reading their applications.  
  • September

    Monthly College Counseling Update: September 2018

    Fall Meetings and College Admission Visits
    It’s fall application and meeting session time in the College Counseling Office. All seniors are required to meet with their college counselor to finalize their application plan as October 15th and November 1st deadlines are right around the corner. Over the next six weeks, the Office will process approximately 1,000 application requests. 
  • June

    Monthly College Counseling Update: June 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
     
    As May 1 approached in the College Counseling Office we asked seniors to list the mascot and nicknames of the college they were attending on our office graffiti board. Our Auks will be future Gauchos and Garnet, Cardinal and Orange, Crimson Tide, Flyers, Spartans, and even a Fighting Engineer! Like the classes before them, they will always be bound together as Auks.  
  • May

    Monthly College Counseling Update: May 2018

    College Transition Program

    In an effort to say farewell and good luck to our graduating seniors and their families, we will be hosting a College Transition Program prior to graduation practice on Friday, June 1st.
  • April

    Monthly College Counseling Update: April 2018

    Decision Day Celebration

    We are quickly approaching the universally practiced May 1st enrollment deposit deadline day. This is the date that most colleges guarantee their offers until and thus the date when students must decide where they are matriculating.
  • March

    I Recommend Getting Lost on Your College Visit (Really!)

    Chris Boehm

    The months of March and April are some of the busiest for college visit centers.  Caravans of high school juniors on Spring and Easter Break are taking advantage of vacations to visit potential future homes.  Accepted seniors return to campuses to finalize their enrollment choices, and even eager and accelerated sophomores and freshman (or perhaps it’s motivated and eager parents of freshman and sophomores pushing the visits) are dipping their toes into the search process.  They will be wooed with promotional videos, impressed by admission presentations full of stories of success and opportunities, and will be comforted by scripted backward-walking campus Sherpas pointing out the latest capital projects and impressive facilities such as lazy rivers, brand new labs, and Jack-and-Jill bathrooms that are cleaned daily.  And while the visit experience is a nice introduction to a college, students need to get beyond the controlled messages and see things for themselves.  To do this I recommend: getting lost, a family scavenger hunt, and relaxing in your future living room.  Let me explain.
  • Monthly College Counseling Update: March 2018

    Seniors are in the Home Stretch!

    The last round of decisions will be coming up for seniors as we quickly approach the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline. We encourage seniors to make final visits to college options, attend accepted student programs, and ask questions when they have them.
  • February

    Monthly College Counseling Update: February 2018

    Meetings & Programs

    All juniors have completed an introductory meeting with College Counseling and family meetings have begun this week. The Class of 2019 can schedule individual meetings with their college counselor and at least one parent during a free period or after school by visiting https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607878&event=320493.
  • January

    Enrichment Opportunities at Local Colleges

    Chris Boehm
    Our local colleges and universities provide a wealth of opportunities to expand our knowledge and awareness of the world around us.  All of the engagements below are open and free to the public.  
  • Monthly College Counseling Update: January 2018

    Class of 2019!

    Almost all introductory student meetings have been completed as well as the second parent night. We’d like to take an opportunity to thank students and parents for their understanding and flexibility in regards to all the required rescheduling because of the weather. 
  • Be Your Own Interesting, Not Someone Else’s

    Chris Boehm
    Snow days, late starts, and periods of cabin fever are a perfect excuse to commence conversations about summer plans.  WARNING: Please do not start this discussion with your college counselor like this, “Will a college like to see this summer experience on my application?”  If the non-verbal response isn’t an eye rolling, someone has an excellent poker face.  You should do things that feed an interest over the summer. 
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