Seniors Explore Colleges at Fall Fairs

As Seniors narrow down their lists of colleges, the school is hosting college fairs on October 2, 9, and 16 to help them make their final decisions.
Nearly 120 colleges will be featured at the three events. Each school will have a table in Main Hallway featuring brochures, pamphlets, and representatives eager to talk to students.
For students concerned about finding a college that is a “perfect fit,” the fairs feature samples of the wide range of options offered in tertiary education – from state colleges to private and international universities. The events ensure that Seniors have access to college representatives, in order to ask last-minute questions on how a given institution might suit their interests and goals. Mr. Richard Hazelton, director of college advising, said, “By bringing students into closer touch with representatives, this process [will help them] formulate their final list of schools.”
The class of 2020 is toiling through applications and studying for standardized tests. Cici Bu ’20 said, “I have to say that I am feeling stressed. [College applications are] definitely a significant and time-consuming process. From visiting schools and attending the college fairs to evaluating my abilities, there are so many preparations that need to be done.”
Members of the graduating class have words of advice for Upper Mids who will experience the college process next year. Aidan Dove ’20 said, “Be prepared. Make sure to utilize the summer before senior year. Three months is so much time, and I’m sure you can spare a couple days to make some new drafts of your common-app essay or study for the dreadful standardized tests.”
The final college fair will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 7-9 p.m.