It’s an interesting time of year in 大学咨询. We’ve officially commenced the search process for juniors with the Junior College Panel and individual meetings, 与此同时, are engaged with seniors as many are anticipating a lot of decisions in the next three weeks.
Last week, the 大学咨询 Office hosted Archmere’s first Reverse Advisory Visit. Our guests were from a wide variety of schools with extremely different backgrounds. We've invited them to Archmere to make a positive impression upon them for future applicants, but also to garner feedback that may help us when making future decisions that impact college-preparation and Archmere's perception within college admission offices. From Wednesday evening to Friday at lunchtime, 我们的客人与教师互动, 管理员, 学生, 父母, and board members to learn as much about our wonderful community and education as possible. 他们坐在教室里指挥Q&一个由学生和教师组成的小组. The group will be responding to questions from Archmere individually and presenting a group executive summary of observations.
大学咨询活动非常活跃. College admission visitors are coming in daily, seniors are in and out for their family meetings and essay reviews, 正在处理成绩单请求, 信件, 教过的课程. It’s probably the busiest time of year, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
俱乐部工作人员, 50英尺高的攀岩墙, 步行就能吃到很棒的印度菜, and a sink in a dorm room—the list of specific college-wants can be long and perhaps to the outsider, 微不足道的. To 学生 and families that are familiar to having their needs and wants met, expectations can be high and particular (or peculiar!). 然而, when deciding where to apply and ultimately where to enroll, 学生 tend to use much broader priorities when making their big decisions. We survey alumni after graduation about a lot of things, one being, an inquiry about 什么最能影响他们的最终决定. 周六的足球比赛, 靠近海滩的校园, 伟大的寿司, 或者单人间可能会有一些影响, there are bigger ticket items that were leaned on to narrow and finalize matriculation. I share the list of the constant top three responses to assist our present 学生 and families in getting through some of the less consequential variables and skipping to what will be most important when creating a list and comparing colleges.
We were thrilled to watch the 136 members of the Class of 2023 graduate last weekend. Greeting and congratulating them in the faculty line is one of the highlights of the year. It was a pleasure to walk along side them and their families through their college search process. These 136 Auks are attending 70 colleges in 22 different states, 苏格兰, 加拿大, 以及哥伦比亚特区. They are traveling an average of 420 miles from Archmere to attend college and 29 of them are enrolling at a school no other Archmere student presently attends.
The Season of Celebrations has begun at Archmere and the 大学咨询 Office is excited to join in on the fun. 周二, 五月。 2nd will be our annual College Decision Day celebration (it’s not 五月。 1st b/c of a full day of AP testing). 这一天将包括一个照相亭. Softie ice cream, thank you note writing, and a class photo on the font steps of Saint Norbert Hall! Seniors should wear apparel from their new schools. 天气总是很好!
随着春假的临近, 我们到达了老年人的最后阶段, 对于青少年来说，这是一个激动人心的探索时刻, and the commencing of interest for a certain percentage of our sophomores. Really a wonderful time of year full of celebration, glimpses into futures, and growth. 而习语 希望之泉 means that something is unlikely - in this case it’s incorrect. We see it as a turning of the calendar, a time of rightful optimism!
Digital Testing Webinar - Last week’s webinar by Compass Education Group on the new SAT digital testing format was well attended by sophomore and first-year families (the groups first to be impacted by the change). A video of the program will be emailed out at the end of the week.
This is the time of year in the 大学咨询 Office that you never know what the day is going to bring. Seniors are still getting admission decisions and doing scholarship searches, we have juniors in class which is sparking a lot of questions, and providing CIALFO to sophomores this past cycle has some of them engaging our office. And as spring quickly approaches (let’s hope), all three classes are discussing future college visits and looking for advise and counsel. 这是一年中有趣的时候!