College-bound teenagers--and their parents often can be overwhelmed by the choices and requirements of college admission. What courses are important to take in high school? How significant are extracurricular activities, essays, test scores, recommendations and interviews? The answers are right here on campus and available to Penn employees and their families, whether their children plan to apply to Penn or elsewhere.
The Undergraduate Admission Office will host two seminars this week for Penn families whose teenagers are beginning college search process. Participants can choose between sessions offered on Tuesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 7 at 5:15 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200.
The sessions will focus on the college selection process for large and small, public and private colleges. Admissions officers will discuss what it takes to gain admission to a competitive college, how to get the most out of a campus visit, and other issues such as financial aid.
The seminars are free, and the office requests participants to R.S.V.P. to (215) 898-8587.
--Undergraduate Admission Office
The School of Medicine's Office of Postdoctoral Programs will hold an orientation program Tuesday, September 12 for new postdocs (appointments beginning April 2000) to be held from 3-5 pm in the Class of '62 Lecture Hall in the basement of the John Morgan Building. The session will focus on making one's postdoctoral experience a success and will feature representatives from the following resource offices: Bioethics, International Programs, ULAR, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety and Career Services. Questions: (215) 573-4332.
--School of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Programs
All hands on classes are held in Sansom Place West, 3650 Chestnut St., Suite 217-A from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register for a class, phone (215) 573-3102, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/ttg. See September At Penn calender for course listing.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 2, September 5, 2000