College Counseling Holds Mock Admissions Workshop
There are very few opportunities for students and their parents to experience what it is like to be on the other side of the desk in the world of college admission. Seven Hills’ college counseling department created that unique opportunity on Sept. 14 during the school’s first Mock Admissions Committee Workshop for seniors and their parents.
During the event, more than 90 students – 230 parents and students total – worked in groups with representatives from 26 visiting colleges and universities from all over the country. Students played the roles of college admissions officers, discussing the applications of fictional students applying to fictional colleges, said Seven Hills college counselor Mrs. Magdzinski. The groups placed the fictional students in the admitted, denied, or waitlisted categories.
“The students really got into it,” said Mrs. Magdzinski. “The biggest complaint was that students wanted more time to discuss their choices.The goal of the program was to demystify the college admissions process for students and parents, and I think it went a long way in doing just that,” said Mrs. Magdzinski. “By stepping into the shoes of admissions officers for an evening, participants walked away with a better understanding of the complexities and subjectivity of how, and why, admissions decisions are made.”
Seven Hills hosts visits from more than 100 colleges and universities across the nation every year.