Admission deans and representatives from 14 of the top colleges and universities around the country joined Upper School students and parents on campus for a ‘Mock Admissions’ program on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
The annual event, presented by the College Guidance Office, focused on using “mock” scenarios to showcase how the college admission process works. Students and parents played the roles of admission committee members at a fictitious college and reviewed college applications to decide who was accepted, wait-listed, or denied.
Colleges and universities attending the Junior College Night included Boston College, Lafayette College, Northwestern University, Olin College of Engineering, Providence College, Rice University, Rollins College, Southern Methodist University, The Ohio State University, Tufts University, Wake Forest University, and the Universities of Central Florida, Maryland, and Miami.
The deans led admissions committee meetings where both parents and students actively took part as members in a small group setting.
Director of College Guidance Dr. Robert Bouressa stated, “Through their work on the mock admissions committee, students gained insights as to what it takes to come out ahead in the competitive college admissions process. They learned the techniques that help make applicants successful, which will also help them to plan their high school education.”
Some parent attendees had this to say about the program:
“As a parent of an only child, I really did not understand this process. I have a much clearer understanding. This Mock Admission program was so great. I have been speaking about it all week. Thank you so much.”
“It was a great session, and I'm glad I attended; it was really worth it.”
“A must-attend for students and parents alike.”
“The program helped me understand so many things I was not aware of.”
Saint Andrew’s wishes to thank admissions deans from colleges and universities for visiting SAS. The school invites parents who have follow-up questions to feel free to reach out to the College Guidance Office at 561.210.2410 and firstname.lastname@example.org.