Programming Helps Students with College Application Process

The College Counseling office offered multiple opportunities this fall for students to learn more about the application process and what to expect. College Counseling introduced programming in conjunction with Freshman Seminar to educate ninth grade students on how to make the most of high school moving toward the college process. This includes how to research colleges and giving them access to SCOIR — ESJ’s online college counseling platform. Two additional programs are scheduled for the second semester.

In addition, counselors will be meeting with juniors in December to cover the basics of the college search and application process.  On January 27, the office will host a panel of admission representatives from different colleges and universities to offer further advice. Finally, Coach Stacy Brunell spoke in conjunction with the Athletics and College Counseling offices with parents on the topic of NCAA recruiting throughout November.

“We continue to provide essential and important information for parents in these meetings,” said Ryan Riggs, Director of College Counseling. “Our goal is to ease the process for parents and students by ensuring everyone has as much information as possible in order to find the best fit for their student.”

Also this fall, counselors Andrea Rizzi and Julie Carter attended the National Association for College admission Counseling (NACAC) conference in Seattle, Washington.  As part of that trip, each visited a number of schools including Reed, Willamette, and Lewis & Clark, Whitman, the University of Washington, and Puget Sound. In addition, Julie is serving as co-chair of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) area group for the state of Florida.