FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3, 2016
High school seniors’ post-graduation planning
will be the focus of ‘College Application Day’
BEAUFORT – Beaufort County high school seniors will get one-on-one coaching as they prepare college applications on Friday with help from school counselors, parents, community volunteers and representatives of colleges and universities.
College Application Day, a joint project of the Beaufort County School District, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the South Carolina Department of Education, will provide coaching and advice to students at all of the district’s high schools as they fill out actual college applications on line. Any senior can participate in the event.
“Many students are intimidated by the college application process because it’s pretty complicated,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. “This special day is aimed at encouraging students to plan for their futures by giving them on-the-spot coaching.”
Students will be assisted as they complete an actual online application either for a specific college, or a generic application with template information for use in applying to any college.
High school counselors, representatives from colleges, the Commission on Higher Education, and community, business and military volunteers will be on hand to provide one-on-one coaching. In addition, parents are invited to attend with their children and sit with them during the event.
Seniors can wear logo clothing from the colleges they hope to attend, and faculty and staff can wear jerseys from the colleges they attended.
The district sponsored workshops for parents last month on how to finance their children’s college educations. Workshops were held at Beaufort and Bluffton high schools.