College Counseling News

SGS students and parents are invited to attend the Exploring College Options event on Monday, Oct. 1 from 7-9pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center (322 N Spokane Falls Ct.).  Representatives of Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Pennsylvania, and Stanford universities will provide information on the college admissions process.  They suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat.  See the Registration Website or talk to Kerry Clark for more information.

 

Admissions representatives from several colleges and universities will visit SGS during the coming week.  Students need to get released from their classes to attend meetings in the US Library study room with:

> Reed College (11:30am-12:00pm, Wed., Sept. 26)
> Linfield College (11:30am-12:00pm, Thu., Sept. 27)
> Hillsdale College (11:15-11:45am, Mon., Oct 1)

The seniors gathered in the Library on August 28 to review the Common Application for colleges and get started on their applications.  See a Photo Gallery of them working with Upper School Head Russell Werkman and exploring what different colleges and universities require for successful applicants.

The sophomores spent three days visiting colleges and universities in Oregon, including Univ. of Portland, Willamette, Oregon State, and Reed College.  See a Photo Gallery of their visits from August 28-30 to launch their 10th grade at Saint George's.

A dozen private colleges in Oregon are offering to waive their college application fee to any students who visit four or more of these institutions during the week of July 23-27, 2018.  Plan your visits and register at oregonprivatecolleges.com...

A dozen Upper School students traveled to Southern California to visit and learn about eight different colleges and universities from April 1-5.  They visited major public research universities (USC, UCLA), regional universities (Chapman, Redlands), faith-based universities (Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine), and national liberal arts colleges (Occidental, Claremont McKenna).  They also managed to fit in a Dodgers baseball game and stops at Hollywood and Redondo Beach.  See a Photo Gallery of their explorations...

Saint George's is leading a spring break trip to Southern California for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to visit a variety of colleges.  The trip from Sunday, April 1 to Thursday, April 5 will include visits to most of these schools: Cal Tech, Chapman, Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Pepperdine, Redlands, Loyola Marymount, USC, Occidental, and UCLA.  A deposit is due by Feb. 1, so check with kerry.clark@sgs.org or call 464-8777 for more details...

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If you have students in grades 8, 9, or 10, plan to attend the IB & College Counseling Night at 6:30pm on Monday, Jan. 8 in the Dragon Room.  This informational meeting is for both parents and students to learn more about the opportunities and services available as your students prepare for their junior and senior years at SGS.   Contact Elizabeth Tender at 509-464-8815 if you have any questions...

For students interested in colleges in Washington, Montana and Maine, the coming week will offer some valuable insights.  More college reps will visit SGS...

Representative from a variety of colleges and universities have been visiting SGS this fall to talk with students.  See a Photo Gallery of four recent visits...


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