Demystifying the College Selection Process

Each year students submit everything that they can think of to the admissions office, and each year most of these items are tossed out without a review.  Learn what admissions selections teams really look for and how they make their decisions.  Ms. Barbara F. Hall, Associate Provost for Enrollment Services, New York University, will share admissions criteria used by selective universities and will share tips on how to write an essay that accurately communicates the voice of the student.

Highlighting the importance of students pursuing their passions, a high school G/T Research Program student will share how, through participation in the program, students contribute to the larger community by applying, creating, and evaluating knowledge in a specialized area of study.

Time will be provided for questions and answers.

Hammond High School Auditorium

8800 Guilford Road

Columbia, MD 21046

For more information, please visit the G/T Advisory Committee website at

https://hcpssgtac.wordpress.com, email to hcpssgtac@gmail.com or call 410-313-6800.


2010

DemystifyingCollegeAdmissions – Presentation Powerpoint

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December 8, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:30PM Hammond High School

Over 250 people in attendance


Barbara Hall, Associate Provost, New York University, gave an expansive and exhaustive presentation on the college selection process for highly selective/ selective universities.  She provided insight into course selection, and testing requirements (SAT/ACT, SAT II, and AP).  She ranked in importance various factors for acceptance such as—GPA; scores from SAT/ACT, SAT II and AP; essays; teacher recommendations; extracurricular and community service.    Information from the evening’s presentation is available on the Gifted and Talented Advisory’s web site.

Experience suggests that based upon the popularity of this Academy, a workshop about the college selection process for highly able students should be offered every year since each year there is a new crop of parents and students who need this information.  For this particular Academy, it is also recommended that parents of both middle and high school students be encouraged to attend.   It is suggested that parents of eleventh graders bring these college bound children to this Academy.  Students who came to this Academy asked valuable questions of the speaker and moreover it is felt that if students attend, they  are more likely to take the recommendations and warnings from the keynote speaker to heart.


Interested parents and community members are invited to attend…
The Howard County Gifted and
Talented Education Program
Parent Academy
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Each year students submit everything that they can think of to the admissions office, and each year most of these items are tossed out without a review. Learn what admissions selection teams really look for and how they make their decisions. Ms. Barbara F. Hall, Associate Provost, New York University, will share admissions criteria used by selective universities and tips on how to write an essay that accurately communicates the voice of the student.  Ms. Barbara F. Hall has a vast range of experience working in the college admissions field at a number of  elective and highly selective universities.

Hammond High School Auditorium
8800 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046

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