To better serve our students, New Oasis has improved our college admissions advising with the help of our Academic Coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has over ten years of college advising experience. Until recently, Megan served as a Guidance Counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise to our students through monthly on-line presentations and meeting directly with our college admissions advisers. This past month Megan spoke with admissions representatives from the following colleges:
- Vanderbilt University
- Boston University
- College of William and Mary
- Emory University
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute
- Northeastern University
See below Megan’s recent message and information shared with our students. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the next college advising webinar on January 28! You can RSVP by CLICKING HERE.
“Dear New Oasis students,
It’s hard to believe that many of you are at the end of the first semester! If you are a senior, please make sure you have talked to your high school about sending mid-year grades to your colleges. In addition, please make sure to communicate updates such as new awards, accomplishments, and activities to your colleges.
If you are in 10th and 11th grade, now is a good time to begin exploring college and career interests. Websites such as the collegeboard.org, universities.com, petersons.com, and educationplanner.org can help you to find out more about these topics. You should also take the time to visit college campuses, attend college information sessions with admission counselors visiting your high school, take virtual college tours and attend college fairs. If you’re unsure what questions to ask on campus visits or when talking with admission counselors then you should check out the National Association for College Admission Counseling site which provides information at: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/Pages/College-Fair-Tips.aspx The CollegeBoard site provides questions to consider asking college representatives as well.
If you are in 9th grade, consider joining a school group or club, or find other ways to follow your passion. You’ll develop skills and show colleges you can make a commitment and stick with it. Continue to focus on your classes, and do well. Colleges look at your grades, but they also pay attention to how tough your courses are—they want to see that you’ve challenged yourself. If you have a problem that’s getting in the way of schoolwork, ask someone you trust and respect for advice or help—whether it’s a friend, family member, counselor, coach, or teacher. If you’re having trouble with a class, talk with a teacher, Dean or guidance counselor about what type of tutoring or other assistance is available. Don’t forget, your New Oasis student coordinator can work with our academic team to find a qualified tutor to help you with almost any subject.
As mentioned in my previous blog, to better serve our students New Oasis is committed to communicating with and collecting admissions information from different colleges and universities. Our goal is to help students better understand admissions at colleges and universities. We hope you find our ongoing college admissions research useful, and are delighted to provide some highlights of these conversations. Should students seek additional information on these schools please contact the New Oasis Academic Team.”