Education

Edison Hosts Nationally Recognized Author of "Winning the College Admission Game"

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EDISON, NJ - “The Admission Game” captures the perspectives of both “Dean” and “Dad” in a presentation that is sure to inform and motivate. Former Dean of Admission, renowned national speaker, and father of three young adults, Peter Van Buskirk brings candor and humor to what can otherwise be a grim and clinical process especially at a time when economic uncertainty has changed many of the assumptions about access. His unique approach has helped more than 100,000 students and parents worldwide create productive and less stressful strategies for finding and getting into the colleges of their choice

By transforming the audience into an admission committee at a mythical college, Peter reveals the seemingly unpredictable “back room” logic that often determines who is accepted and who is rejected at colleges every year. During this interactive session he provides insight and instruction regarding course selections, essay preparation and the role of standardized tests. He also unveils the “Hidden Agenda,” often overlooked factors that can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection.

 

Participants learn the importance of finding a good college “fit” and discover which criteria influence admission committee decisions. They are taught how to use those criteria for their own advantage. Peter then introduces them to four fictitious candidates. A spirited discussion about the candidates ensues as the audience weighs the relative merits of each, only one of which will be admitted to the fictitious college.

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Students and Parents will be given practical strategies for competing successfully in a field of equally qualified applicants. They will begin to understand how the choices they make in the classroom and in life have a bearing on their competitiveness as candidates for admission. Additionally, they will learn how to reveal their “Hooks” and tell their stories in a manner that will give them the competitive edge in the college admission process.

 

This event will be open to all sophomore and junior students and parents at Edison High School on March 9th at 6:30pm in the Auditorium and March 10th at 6:30 at John P. Stevens High School in the Auditorium. 

This event is free to students and parents of our District’s high schools, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  All students and parents MUST have a ticket to enter the event.  District parents were sent registration instruction via the Parent Link system.  If you did not receive this, please contact your child’s Guidance Office.

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