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College Search 101

Join the Offices of Admissions and Advancement to receive valuable how-to information for conducting any high school student's college search.

COLLEGE SEARCH 101: A Legacy's Guide to the College Admissions Process
Sunday, June 27- Monday, June 28, 2010

Sessions will include:

  • Information on the parents' role in the college search
  • Tips for successful admissions essays, interviews, and campus tours
  • Individual college search counseling session for each family

Cost: $150 per family which includes on-campus lodging and meals.

Register online. 

College Search 101: A Legacy's Guide to the College Admissions Process

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Check-In                                                   
Swanson Lobby
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

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Keynote Address                                         
Wallenberg Hall
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

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Breakout sessions
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        

The Parents' Role                                        
Wallenberg Hall        
Alumni will attend a panel session about their role in the admissions process

Small-Group Meetings
                                  
Denkamnnn classrooms
Students will meet in small groups with one admissions counselor and one guidance counselor to discuss the college search and application process.

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Tips for the Application Process
Wallenberg Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Instructive Campus Tour
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Student ambassadors will discuss good questions and topics of discussion for touring campuses while showing participants around our own campus.

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Mingle
Evald Great Room
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tours will end at Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall, where families are invited to mingle with faculty, staff, and our guest guidance counselors and keynote speaker. Heavy appetizers will be served. Evald Great Room

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Alumni Mixer
Blue Cat brew Pub
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Alumni are invited to continue mingling. Soft drinks will be provided.

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Trivia Night
Wilson Center
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Students will compete in a trivia night competition with current students and admissions counselors. Dinner will be served. Blue Cat Brew Pub

At the end of the night, students and parents will return to thier rooms in the Swanson Commons.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

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Breakfast
College Center Dining Hall
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Families are invited to attend breakfast as their individual schedules allow.
College Center

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Information Fair
College Center Lobby
9:00 a.m. - noon
Families are invited to peruse informational tables during their downtime
College Center

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Personal Meetings
Evald Classrooms
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Families will meet one-on-one with a guidance counselor to discuss each individual student's college search.

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Pre-Scheduled Interviews
Admissions Office
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Students who will be entering their senior year of high school this fall, and who chose to schedule an Augustana admissions interview when contacted, will have assigned interview times with Augustana admissions counselors.

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Admissions Interview Dos & Don'ts
Wallenberg Hall
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Students who are not attending personal meetings or interviews at this time are invited to see a humorous take on the college admissions interview

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Lunch
College Center
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Families are invited to eat lunch as their individual schedules allow

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Break-Out-Sessions
Evald Classrooms
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Families will attend the session chosen at the time of registration

College Athletics
The Fine Arts
The Financial Assistance Process

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Wrap-Up
Evald Great Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Families are invited to meet the Admissions and Advancement staffs, pick up a free T-shirt for students, and have a taste of Whitey's ice cream.

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