2017-05-11 / Community News

May 23 workshop helpful for students applying for college

“How do colleges really chose students?” a look at the college admissions process, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 in the Deering Room at Dyer Library. The speaker will be Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting.

High school students and their parents are invited to an interactive presentation to help families understand the role college application essays, course choices, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports and other factors play in the admissions decisions colleges make.

Thompson served on the admissions staff at Bowdoin College from 2000-2012, where she evaluated thousands of applications. Her college and independent school admissions career spans 30 years. She conducts college planning workshops and has helped students navigate the college search and selection process since 2003.

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