Faculty/Staff Families: College Admissions Seminars September 10, 12

College-bound teenagers--and their parents--often can be overwhelmed by the choices and requirements of college admission. What courses are important to take in high school? How significant are extracurricular activities, essays, test scores and interviews?

The answers are available on campus to Penn employees and their families--whether their students plan to apply to Penn or elsewhere--as the Undergraduate Admissions Office hosts two seminars this month for Penn families whose teenagers are beginning the college search process. One session will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 10, and will be repeated on Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held in Alumni Hall of the Towne Building, SEAS, on Smith Walk between 33rd and 34th Streets.

The sessions will focus on the the college selection process for large and small, public and private colleges. Admissions officers will discuss what it takes to gain admission to a competitive college, how to get the most out of a campus visit, and other issues such as financial aid. The seminars are free, but we ask that participants call 898-8587 to indicate which session they plan to attend.

--Undergraduate Admissions Office

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 2, September 8, 1998