College Knowledge: Frisch College Guidance Department Starts Process

October 6, 2016

yu-1The College Guidance Department kicked off the new academic year by welcoming back to school the class of 2017 at Senior Orientation. Each student received a personalized folder containing all the relevant college application information.

The Department’s first event was What’sAPP on September 13th, where seniors were treated to pizza and a hands-on night of beginning the college application process. From the CommonApp to institutional apps such as YU, Rutgers, Maryland and CUNY, Frisch college guidance counselors helped seniors get started on the nuts and bolts of completing their college applications.

This fall, we are welcoming approximately 30 colleges to Frisch, where our seniors get to sit in on not only college information sessions but also meet the admission reps who will be responsible for evaluating their applications. We’ve already welcomed several schools, such as Yeshiva University, Princeton University, Binghamton University, New York University, Columbia University, Brandeis University and IDC Herzliya – Raphael Recanati International School.

We are in high gear helping our students work on their college application essays. With 161 seniors, lots of college apps and a wide variety of essays, supplemental essays, short answers, etc., we are busy assisting our seniors with writing  their essays with impact, excellence, power and heart.

On November 10th, we will be hosting a College Financial Aid Night for our seniors and their parents. The event will feature Robert Friedman, Director of Student Finance at Yeshiva University, and a nationally-recognized speaker in the field of college financial aid. Mr. Friedman will discuss the changes to the FAFSA, as well as State and Federal Loans, Grants, Work-Study, and much more.

Exciting things are also in store for our juniors, who took the Practice ACT on September 26th, and will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT on November 2nd.  Once the results come back from these two diagnostic exams, we will begin working with our juniors on their college planning. We look forward to our 11th Grade Parents Meeting on November 1st, where will be covering a host of timely college counseling topics.

We are thrilled to begin another year of college advising at Frisch, and we’re confident we will have another banner year of college admissions.