CONGRATULATIONS to all our seniors on selecting their schools!!! The first of May is such a special day for our seniors and their families, and we're proud of how they've all come to their decisions with grace, thoughtfulness, and excitement!
UPenn released an article describing their incoming class which ultimately reflects how they are offering admission to students who are engaged. They are engaged in research, they are taking action, they are making a positive impact on a variety of levels, they care about the environment, they are working to help their families, and all this regardless of the pandemics. Ultimately, they are engaged in intellectual discovery and innovation. Engagement comes at all different levels and we always try to encourage our students to engage in whatever interests them. Showing up and checking in is what matters.
May is also a very busy month with AP tests. These exams are demanding for students so we try to lay off a little during this time.
Additionally, spring always brings recruitment sessions and we've encouraged our students to attend several in-person and virtual fairs and presentations. With the pandemic, the outreach footprint of colleges through virtual platforms increased dramatically and their social media (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube. etc) presence is a great way for students to explore and get information about campuses.
Other tidbits from May are this article on plunging admit rates, and we have been learning more about universities through many webinars.
We learned more about universities like Rice, Emory and U Mich through webinars.