Juniors – your time to start looking at colleges has arrived!
During the fall season, many college admissions representatives (ie: the people who will read your application in the winter and then send you happy acceptance letters in the spring!) travel around to different areas of the country. They meet students and offer different opportunities for you to learn more about their schools: sometimes public information sessions, sometimes college fairs and sometimes high school visits.
If your school welcomes admissions counselors and offers you the opportunity to come meet with them, you should attend!! College admissions offices keep track of your contact with them. Go to college fairs, say hello to the admissions counselor, fill out the postcard to get onto their mailing list.
University of San Diego (Valley Glen/LAUSD College fair, 9/28; Pasadena college fair 10/9; Santa Monica/Malibu college fair 10/15)
University of Colorado, Boulder (I will admit, it took me several times after registering for an undergraduate admissions account and logging in to figure out how to actually register for the info session on 9/29)
Tulane University – September 29th
New York University (NYU) – Sunday, October 6th
Harvard/Princeton/University of Virginia – October 17th
George Washington University – October 19th in Santa Monica; October 20th in the SF Valley (This is the link to create an account; log in and click “Admissions Events”)
The New School – Eugene Lang College of Arts & Sciences – October 24th
These are just a few examples of the many colleges who send representatives to the West Coast. Now is the time to explore, start to dip your toe into the college waters, and see what interests you. Now is also a great time to explore majors and academic options. You can use this website as a resource:
When you click each box, you will see different careers and potential job options that could apply to each major. Start a list, and keep track of the majors and jobs that seem interesting to you!
As always, feel free to get in touch if you and your child are ready to start talking about college.