The fourth annual College Night has been moved to the spring to encourage students to think about college before deadlines approach. Eight college advisers will present in the Coyote Ballroom on Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m.
“The reason we are moving it is because a lot of the deadlines we have had in the past moved up,” counselor Brian Lindemuth said. “We feel if we are holding College Night in October, we’re too late.”
Since most colleges have moved their financial aid application deadline up to Oct. or Nov., the counselors decided it would be more timely to hold College Night in the spring.
“We have College Night every year, and it’s geared towards juniors and seniors,” Lindemuth said. “It’s a chance for students to come and meet with college representatives to learn and ask any questions they have.”
Presentations will occur from 6-7 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a meet and greet for students and parents to ask remaining questions until 8 p.m.
“I’m going to College Night because I am interested in talking to schools that I plan on attending,” junior Anja Jovasevic said. “I am going to get information there which will hopefully help me decide where I want to go.”
Lindemuth stresses the importance for juniors to attend because there is no longer a Fall College Night.
“October College Night is no more; if you are a junior it is now,” Lindemuth said. “A lot of juniors wait till their senior year, but we need to get the ball rolling now.”
Financial aid and school scholarship information will be mentioned as well as the deadlines for applicants.
“I’m interested in what the colleges are going to say about scholarships and tuition,” junior Jaxon Wynder said.
“For the past three years, we’ve had a relationship with most of these schools but there are a couple schools this year that we’ve never had in the building before,” Lindemuth said. “This is the biggest College Night we’ve ever had with eight confirmed schools and one pending.”
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