Time to start thinking about college

High-school juniors and seniors — and their parents — face a bewildering array of choices and requirements as they negotiate the path to the college of their choice. What are the must-take courses? How important are extracurricular activities, test scores, essays, recommendations and interviews?

The folks who know the answers are willing to share them with you, no matter what college your children want to attend.

On Sept. 5 and 7, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will host seminars for Penn faculty and staff whose children are beginning the college search process. The seminars focus on the college selection process — large vs. small, public vs. private — and the things students should do to enhance their chances for admission into a competitive school. Other issues, such as how to get the most out of a campus visit and financial aid, will also be addressed in the seminars.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SEMINARS: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 7 in Room 200, College Hall, 34th and Spruce streets. Admission free; RSVP required: 215-898-8587.


Originally published on August 31, 2000