College Admission Forum for all Area High School Sophomores, Juniors and their Parents.
Derry Township School District will host a special College Admission Forum for all area high school sophomores, juniors and their parents at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Hershey High School auditorium.
The Forum will provide the families of college-bound students with insightful information on: current trends in college admissions, the importance of finding the right fit, deciphering the admissions process, the significance of extracurricular activities, choosing a gap year, evaluation of transcripts and test scores, the implications of score choice, and other relevant concerns for young people and their parents in the transition to college/university.
The forum has been organized by the Hershey High School Counseling Department and will feature Charles Bachman, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Lafayette College; Robert Coffman, Director of Enrollment Management, Penn State University Harrisburg, Mary Wilkes Smith, Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Sunderman Conservatory Liaison at Gettysburg College and Shawn Wiley, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Shippensburg University. The forum participants will be sharing what colleges are seeking in applicants and provide tips and tools for students and parents on how to navigate the admissions process with positive outcomes.