Counselors, parents and community volunteers will offer one-on-one assistance

September 27 is College Application Day at BCSD high schools
Posted on 09/25/2019
High school senior contemplating collge

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

High school seniors’ post-graduation planning
will be the focus of ‘College Application Days’

BEAUFORT – Beaufort County high school seniors will get one-on-one coaching as they prepare college applications with help from school counselors, parents, community volunteers and representatives of colleges and universities.

“College Application Days,” 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 online.  Any senior can participate in the event.

High schools in the southern section of the county will offer coaching to interested seniors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.  High schools in the northern section of the county will offer coaching from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

“Our goal is to remove the intimidation factor from the college application process by providing one-on-one coaching,” said Superintendent Frank Rodriguez.  “If you’re doing it for the first time, completing a college application can seem pretty complicated.”

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.