On Monday, October 23, through Thursday, October 26, juniors and seniors had the opportunity to meet with a variety of college admission counselors to hear about necessary steps that need to be taken to be admitted into the college of their choice.
“I thought it was helpful and a very good opportunity,” said junior Sasha Spencer.
Students had the opportunity to sign up in early October. The event hosts college representatives who provide information about universities students may have an interest in. There’s a variety 0f different types of colleges that attend, including public schools, in-state schools, out-of-state schools, private schools, and two-year schools. Students are able to attend up to 5 colleges but are required to pick a private school, public school, out-of-state school, and two-year school. This rule is set in place for students to explore their options, while seniors are allowed 2 free choices and juniors are allowed 1.
“It helped me a lot. I learned a lot about requirements for a lot of colleges I want to attend and how much I will have to pay for them,” said senior Ahmed Haija.
During the event, college representatives give the students information on grade requirements, scholarship opportunity, ACT or SAT score requirements, costs, etc. Over 60 schools attended College Week this year.
“It was like going to the college without actually having to take the trip. I think it was actually better and more helpful,” said senior Whitney White.
The event is organized by counselor Ms. Amy Peters. College Week is designed to make it easier for students, teachers and representatives by accomplishing several college “visits” in one week. The event is also set up to correspond with the University of Dayton’s College Fair, which makes it possible for even more representatives to attend. However, this year, UD’s College Fair was not held due to construction going on at UD.
“At most high schools across the nation representatives will meet with students whenever they are in the area which can provide a lot of issues for Scheduling and interrupt a lot of important class time,” said Peters
Northmont has hosted their annual College Week for 45 years.