College Information

On this site:
        College Visitation Dates including College Fair!
        College Information Sites
        Tips for the College Application
        Tips for the Campus Visit
        Questions  to ask during the visit
Information on the NCAA Clearinghouse for Athletes      

The following colleges will be visiting Brunswick High School

These are updated as they are received. Seniors must request a pass in advance from the Counseling Office to visit with these representatives.  Passes must additionally be approved and signed by the appropriate teacher.

College Representative Date Time
Prince Edward Island, Univ of  Hope Nester Mon September 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Wheaton College MA  Kelsey Thu September 21, 2017 9:00 AM
Roger Williams University  Bill McMurray Thu September 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Saint Michael’s College  Danielle Fri September 22, 2017 8:30 AM
Denison University  Alison Slater Fri September 22, 2017 11:30 AM
University of Maine at Farmington  Jonathan Hayes Fri September 22, 2017 1:00 PM
Connecticut College  Benjamin Brown Mon September 25, 2017 8:00 AM
Vassar College  Rachelle Mon September 25, 2017 12:00 PM
University of Vermont  Jay LaShombe Mon September 25, 2017 1:15 PM
Southern Vermont College  Ben Mancino Tue September 26, 2017 8:00 AM
Haverford College  Aaron Devine Tue September 26, 2017 1:30 PM
Dean College  Larry Wed September 27, 2017 9:00 AM
University of Chicago  Eloise Hyman Wed September 27, 2017 1:00 PM
University of Rochester  Caroline Thu September 28, 2017 11:30 AM
St. Lawrence University  Connor Weis Thu September 28, 2017 1:30 PM
Mount Allison University  Justin Fri September 29, 2017 9:00 AM
University of Puget Sound  Andy Marshall Fri September 29, 2017 11:00 AM
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences  Tina Fri September 29, 2017 1:30 PM
Princeton University  Christine Moreland Tue October 3, 2017 9:00 AM
Carleton College  Paul Tibotot Fri October 6, 2017 12:00 PM
University of New England  Darcy Flaherty Fri October 6, 2017 1:30 PM
Wentworth Institute of Technology  Andrew Tue October 10, 2017 8:30 AM
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)  Wendie Marro Tue October 10, 2017 9:30 AM
Saint Joseph’s College-ME  Phoebe Chamberlain Tue October 10, 2017 11:00 AM
Colby College  Alex Zotos Wed October 11, 2017 9:00 AM
University of Southern Maine  Allison Hardy Fri October 13, 2017 1:00 PM
Roanoke College  Elise Bennett Tue October 17, 2017 11:15 AM
University of Maine at Presque Isle  John? Mon October 23, 2017 10:15 AM
Hampshire College  Ashley Fleming Tue October 24, 2017 1:00 PM
Middlebury College  Caroline Damon Wed October 25, 2017 8:00 AM
Dartmouth College  Jade McLaughlin Wed October 25, 2017 10:30 AM
Stonehill College  Sarah Wed October 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Gettysburg College  Alex Thu October 26, 2017 11:45 AM
Unity College  Darcy Tue October 31, 2017 11:30 AM
Dickinson College  Kate Guertin Tue November 7, 2017 10:30 AM

Looking for some college information?  Here are some good sites to check out.

5 TIPS FOR THE COLLEGE APPLICATION

  1. Neatness counts.  Applications must be typed or printed in ink. Never use a pencil.
  2. Make copies of everything.  Sometimes things get misplaced at the college and you will need to replace whatever has been misplaced.  If you have a copy this will speed up the process.
  3. Send the application in on time.  If the application gets to the school after the deadline, it can affect whether or not you are admitted, and what financial aid you will receive.  Be sure to turn your college packet into the Counseling Office 2-3 weeks prior to the deadline date.
  4. Don’t give in to stress.  Getting into a college is not a life-or-death matter.  Try not to spend much time worrying.
  5. Don’t slack off grade-wise.  Even though you are a senior, colleges will require transcripts of your grades throughout the year.  Even though you are accepted at a school, if you slack off too much, they will reconsider your admission to their school.

**  Use the common application – this submits a standard application form to 227 member colleges.  Before you use this application check with the college to make sure they accept it.

http://www.commonapp.org

TIPS FOR THE CAMPUS VISIT

  • Plan ahead.  A weekday when school is in session is the best time to visit a campus.  If you plan to visit during the week and this is a school you know you are very interested in, try to set up an interview with the admissions office.  Plan to take a tour of the campus and ask about attending classes or even spending a night with a student.  All this can be done through the admissions office.
  • If you are interested in playing any sports at this school, try to touch base with the coach or ask the admissions office to set up a meeting with the coach when you are there.
  • Try to attend any open house the college is offering.  Most colleges will offer fee waivers to families who attend the open house.  Plus this is another good opportunity to get a feel for the school.
  • Check out the town and surrounding communities.  It’s important to get a feel of the area.  Do you want to be in a small community or a big city??  Getting a feel for the area will let you know if you will be comfortable there.
  • Keep a journal of all your college visits.  Write your impressions of the school and the area immediately after your visit.  This is extremely important, especially if you are visiting several schools at one time.

SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING YOUR CAMPUS VISIT

  • What activities and services (academically and socially) are available to help the incoming Freshmen get settled.
  • How big are the classes?
  • Is the faculty accessible to the students?
  • What is the total cost of attending this school?
  • Are freshmen assigned to an academic counselor?
  • What are the housing arrangements for Freshmen?
  • How successful are graduating seniors in finding jobs?
  • Does your campus offer a career counseling office? ..and can it be accessed by alumni?
  • What is available locally for students?

INFORMATION ON NCAA FOR ATHLETES

If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must register and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.

Registration instructions are available in the Counseling Office

Prospective student-athletes may register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse on-line.  Simply go to the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/ncaa/NCAA/common/index.html. By registering on-line, prospects will be able to view their eligibility information on-line, and will not have to call the clearinghouse for eligibility updates.  On-line registration saves time, and allows prospective student-athletes to view their eligibility status up to six weeks faster than through the paper registration process.   

Once you have completed your on-line registration you should notify Ms. Wilkes in the Counseling Office so your transcript can be sent to NCAA.  After you graduate from high school a final transcript will automatically be sent to the Clearinghouse to confirm that you have graduated. 

Questions and Answers about the Clearinghouse

      Why do I need to register and be certified?
            If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman in college, you must be registered with and be certified as eligible by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.

      When should I register?
            You should apply for certification after your junior year in high school if you are sure you wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics as a freshman at a Division I or II institution.

      Is there a deadline to register?
            There is no deadline to register with the Clearinghouse; however, you must be certified before receiving an athletic scholarship, practicing and competing at a Division I or II institution.

      Are standardized test scores required?
            Qualifying test scores are required for participation at both Division I and II colleges.

        How can I arrange for my scores to be sent directly from the testing agency?
            When you register to take the ACT or the SAT, you can mark the code 9999 so that the Clearinghouse will be one of the institutions receiving your scores.

        For more information check out:  http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/ncaa/NCAA/common/index.html

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