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    SEMESTER 1


    Everything You Need to Know about the Common Application (Seniors Only)

    September 12, 2019 in the Community Room

    Have all of your questions answered about the Common Application...from creating your account to tracking your applications. 


    The Selective College Admissions Process (Seniors and Juniors)

    September 19, 2019  in the Community Room

    Patty Mooney Senior Admissions Officer from Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts will discuss the process for applying to selective colleges including writing essays, letters of recommendation, activity lists, and completing the application.


    Essay Writing:  Writing a Killer Essay for your Application (12th grade)

    September 26, 2019 in the Community Room

    Dana Easley, has an extensive writing and editorial experience will help coach on completing your college essay.  Seniors, get help now to perfect your college essay!


    Searching the World Over: Finding out about Gap Year and International Travel (10th—12th graders)

    October 3, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Mr. Terry Stevens, Coordinator of the Rotary Club will inform you of the opportunities to study abroad and Gap Year opportunities.


    How to Impress an Admissions Officer: Tips for College Interviewing (Seniors Only)

    October 10, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Ms. Fei Wong McKhann  is an alumnus who has conducted interviews for Stanford University. Learn how to turn the interview into a way to make a lasting impression. What are some commonly asked questions? How do you prepare for an interview? These questions and more will be discussed.


    College Visits:  Making the Most of your Visit (10th—12th grades)

    October 24, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    College visits are probably the most fun part of the college application process. When it comes to researching potential schools, there’s no better substitute for figuring out if a campus will feel like home. Get the most out of your time on campus with our college visit checklist.


    AFS:  Be an Exchange Student?  Host an Exchange Student?  Experience a Gap Year before College? (10th—12th grades)

    October 31, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Jennifer Neimier, AFS Coordinator for Minneapolis/St. Paul who has planned, implemented and managed annual travel events for over 1200 high school exchange student participants from 54 countries.  Learn about unlimited opportunities that can happen for next summer or school year.


    How to Apply to a Fine Arts School (10th—12th grades)

    November 7, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    So, you have decided to pursue a Fine Arts degree and you have selected the schools you wish to attend. What next? Applying to a Fine Arts program is really no different than applying to any other program—it just requires a few extra steps. Find out what those are and what you need to do.


    Interested in Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-PT (9th—12th grades)

    November 14, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Heather Banks, Pre-Health advisor from Gustavus Adolphus will talk about what classes you take in college, what support colleges provide in the graduation school admissions process and what you can do to prepare.


    NCAA Recruiting:  Playing Athletics at the next level (9th-12th grades)

    November 21,  2019 in the Community Room

    Bill Hicks, Post High School Counselor and a panel of former NCAA Division 1 athletes will talk about the Clearinghouse and answer your questions about playing a sport in college.


    How to Get Started with Volunteering (9-11 grades)

    December 5, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    You might want to think about finding time to volunteer during vacation.  Wondering what you can do?  Curious about where to go?  Not sure how to start?  Join Julie Bascom to find out what, where and how to get a jump start on volunteering.


    SEMESTER TWO

    HTC:  A Gateway to College (9-11th grade)

    February 6, 2020 in the College and Career Center

    Hennepin Tech in the High Schools allows high school students to enroll in college courses at their local high school to earn credits for high school and college at the same time.  Find out if this program is right for you for next year.


    Registration: I Don’t Know What I’m Doing (9-11th grade)

    February 13 and 20, 2020 in Media Center

    Counselors will be in the Flex Spaces answering all of your question in regards to MYAP, Infinite Campus and courses for 2020-21.


    PSEO: Thinking about College during High School

    February 13 2020 in the College and Career Center

    Andrew Kopelman, U of M PSEO Office and  Antoinette Harris,  Normandale CC will answer all your questions about PSEO.  In addition, they will help in the application process if necessary.


    Liberal Arts?  What is it?  (9th—11th grade)

    February 27, 2020 in the Community Room

    Ask yourself an important question: Why are you going to college?  Is it to prepare for a career? Or is it to broaden your horizons, expand your mind, and find out who you are?  Find out more about what is out there for you as you enter the college application process.


    Am I Fit for the Choice?  Military Academies (10th –11th grade)

    March 5, 2020 in the College and Career Center

    West Point, Air Force, Naval, Merchant Marines, and Coast Guard Academies.  For students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, these 5 service academies offer an outstanding education and full 4 -year scholarship including fully paid tuition, books, room and board, and medical and dental care.  Find out more from Mr. Hicks, Post High School Counselor.


    Advantages of Choosing a Women's College? (10th-11th grade)

    March 12, 2020 in the College and Career Center

    Due to the diverse misconceptions circulating about all-female schools, the numerous benefits of attending a women’s college are often overlooked in American post-secondary education.  Find out more what Women’s colleges have to offer their students.  A panel of graduates from women’s colleges across the country will share their experiences.


    NCAA Recruiting:  Playing Athletics at the next level (9th-11th grade)

    March 19, 2020 in the Community Room

    Bill Hicks, Post High School Counselor and a panel of former NCAA Division 1 athletes will talk about the Clearinghouse and answer your questions about playing a sport in college.


    Essay Writing:  Writing a Killer Essay for your Application (11th grade)

    April 9, 2020 in the Community Room

    Dana Easley, has an extensive writing and editorial experience will help coach on completing your college essay.  Juniors, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your college essay.  Join us to get a head start in the application process for next year.


    What is Common Application and is it for Me? (11th grade)

    April 30, 2020 in the College and Career Center

    The Common Application (CA) is an application that is accepted at over 700 colleges and universities in the United States and several international schools. With one application, one main essay, and possible supplemental essays; seniors can apply to multiple schools. 
    Carleton, University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, University of St. Thomas, Western State University, University of Minnesota Duluth are current members. All Schools belonging to the Common Application can be found at www.commonapp.org


    What is Questbridge and Is it Right for Me? (11th grade)

    May 21, 2020, in the College and Career Center

    QuestBridge is a non-profit program that helps high-achieving students gain admission and scholarships to 40 of the country’s top-ranked colleges. QuestBridge does this by partnering with these schools to identify and support students who otherwise may not apply to leading colleges. Students must demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.


    Updated October 9, 2019