Earlier this week, high school juniors participated in a question and answer session about preparing for the college application process. College counselor John Steinbach explains why that matters.
Students from Oberlin College and MIT spoke to KIS Juniors about college life. KIS students asked panel members for advice on how to prepare for university, how to approach college essays, what challenges to expect at college, and how to decide on a major. Sessions like these supplement the many college preparatory sessions offered by KIS College Counselors. It is extremely helpful to get accurate information from adults who work directly with college admissions officers and current perspectives of students who are experiencing college life first hand. These different viewpoints allow students to make more impactful decisions about their academic preparation and choice of extracurricular involvements.
Hearing from current college students was very meaningful because they were able to help us realize some of the true values that we are ignorant of as high schoolers.– Hannah, grade 11I didn’t expect much when I walked into the PAC. However, during the Q&A part of the session it dawned on me that the information that they were giving out is priceless because they are taking the time out of whatever they could be doing to provide something beneficial to us.– Namun, grade 11