[Posted November 3, 2014] More than 200 students and parents attended Uni’s annual “College Knowledge Night” on campus on October 29.
Pictured above: Students and school reps at Uni’s College Knowledge Night (Photo courtesy Dr. Richard Satnick/UHEF)
Seven different workshop sessions were held in two different time periods illuminating important topics including standardized testing, finding the best fit in a college, admissions to the University of California system, the Community College option and transitions to four-year universities, NCAA-compliant recruiting practices for high school athletes, financial aid basics and more.
In addition, two dozen universities had information tables, along with test-prep agencies and a scholarship information depot. Attending universities included not only local schools, but also representatives from Yale, Penn State, Washington University of St. Louis, Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Wesleyan and others.
Uni’s college counselor, Paula van Norden noted that “The reps are always impressed with our students and parents, and many don’t realize how diverse Uni’s student body is. I guess it’s changed dramatically over the years.
“The workshops were well attended and the most popular being those on writing a powerful personal statement, NCAA recruiting, financial aid, and getting into a dream school.”