College Information

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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 Date Time
National Guard Thu September 13, 2018 9:15 AM
University of Southern Maine Thu September 13, 2018 12:15 PM
Sewanee: The University of the South Fri September 14, 2018 8:00 AM
Maine School of Science & Math Tue September 18, 2018 8:30 AM
Kenyon College Tue September 18, 2018 12:30 PM
Brown University Wed September 19, 2018 8:45 AM
Bishop’s University Wed September 19, 2018 12:30 PM
University of Oregon Mon September 24, 2018 9:00 AM
Canisius College Mon September 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Lesley University Mon September 24, 2018 1:15 PM
Colgate University Wed September 26, 2018 8:30 AM
Providence College Wed September 26, 2018 9:15 AM
Southern Vermont College Wed September 26, 2018 11:00 AM
Prince Edward Island, Univ of Wed September 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Dartmouth College Thu September 27, 2018 8:30 AM
Champlain College Thu September 27, 2018 12:30 PM
Hamilton College – NY Thu September 27, 2018 1:30 PM
Marist College Fri September 28, 2018 9:00 AM
Occidental College Fri September 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Marquette University Mon October 1, 2018 9:15 AM
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences Wed October 3, 2018 1:30 PM
Juniata College Thu October 4, 2018 9:00 AM
Bentley University Thu October 4, 2018 12:15 PM
Wentworth Institute of Technology Tue October 9, 2018 9:45 AM
University of Maine at Farmington Wed October 10, 2018 12:45 PM
University of Maine Thu October 11, 2018 9:30 AM
University of Southern Maine Thu October 11, 2018 1:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson College Fri October 12, 2018 9:45 AM
University of Chicago Tue October 16, 2018 10:30 AM
University of New England Tue October 16, 2018 11:30 AM
Boston University Tue October 16, 2018 1:30 PM
Pomona College Wed October 17, 2018 9:30 AM
University of Rochester Wed October 17, 2018 12:30 PM
University of New Haven Wed October 17, 2018 1:30 PM
Stonehill College Thu October 18, 2018 12:30 PM
St. Lawrence University Mon October 22, 2018 10:30 AM
Saint Joseph’s College-ME Mon October 22, 2018 11:30 AM
Middlebury College Wed October 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Wheaton College MA Fri October 26, 2018 11:45 AM
Johnson & Wales University (Providence) Mon October 29, 2018 9:30 AM
Skidmore College Tue October 30, 2018 9:45 AM
Saint Michael’s College Fri November 2, 2018 11:45 AM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach Wed November 7, 2018 12:30 PM
Husson University Fri November 9, 2018 1:00 PM
Savannah College of Art and Design Thu November 15, 2018 9:00 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