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April

College Admissions:
Understanding Latest Practices, Minimizing Pressures

Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School, Waltham, MA

Agenda

  • Arrival, Breakfast & Registration: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Part I: Admissions, Advising, Recruiting: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Part II: Understanding and Supporting Tweens and Teens: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wrap-Up & Reflections: 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Confusion and ambiguities exist in the college application, admission, and recruiting processes that leave students, families, and members of our schools feeling stressed and overwhelmed about a pivotal time in life. Leave the day better equipped to support and respond to the students' and families' questions and concerns.

Key Takeaways will include:

  • Distinguishing between an academic award, an athletic scholarship and financial aid
  • Understanding when coaches should and shouldn't communicate directly with families
  • Identifying common threads between the independent school and college application processes
  • New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors
  • Innovative techniques for engaging teens and tweens

Confusion and ambiguity exists in today's college application, admissions, and recruiting processes, leaving students, families, and members of your school feeling stressed and overwhelmed during a time that should be exciting and energizing.

Hear from Dan Wystepek, Director of Recruitment and Associate Director of Admission at Bryant University, Jamie Brewster, Associate Director of Admission for Data and Technology at Colby College, and Nancy Feldman, Head Women's Soccer Coach at Boston University.

  • Understand the specific college application and recruiting practices that allow your school's team to be better equipped to support and respond to the questions and concerns of your students and families.
  • Help members of your school's community know when coaches should and shouldn't communicate directly with families, the difference between an academic award, an athletic scholarship, and financial aid will allow the school to be an active part of the support system that is so crucial to students at this time in their lives.

Many synergies exist between the independent school and undergraduate application processes. There are also distinct differences. We will invest time in peer-to-peer discussion, acknowledging good grades and test scores are sometimes not enough, and legacy, capacity, and alumni connections can sometimes carry more weight than the courses and grades on a transcript. Discuss best practices, share examples, and focus in on competing pressures.

Round out the day engaging with Jon Mattleman, contributor to Minding Your Mind (MYM), with a high-energy program about what teens and tweens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults may most effectively support them. Jon's presentation takes on depression, suicide, 'acting out' behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more.

Walk away with:

  • New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors
  • Innovative techniques for engaging teens and tweens
  • Confidence, courage and new language to use
  • Strategies you may implement immediately

This day-long workshop will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share reflections.

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