Notre Dame Prep slates college-admissions lecture

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Parent and student college-admissions lecture to be March 22. (submitted photo)

Scottsdale-school, Notre Dame Preparatory, 9701 E. Bell Road, will be hosting representatives from select colleges to provide their insight on the admissions decision process.

Getting into a selective university, such as Stanford or Harvard, requires more than just a stellar grade point average and great test scores. It requires planning.

The lecture will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the NDP gymnasium located.

“State colleges look at GPA and test scores for admissions,” stated Kristin Sullivan, director of counseling at NDP, in the press release. “Selective schools have a more in-depth application.”

Topics will include coursework and grades, test scores, recommendations, essays and activities. Anyone who registers for this session in advance will have an opportunity to submit questions to the speakers.

Ms. Sullivan said that the most common mistakes high school students make in applying to selective schools is “not taking enough time with the application, and their essay is not a good reflection of the student’s abilities or perspective.

Parents and students of all grades are encouraged to attend. This event is open to the public.

“We are offering this as a service to the greater community because many students and parents will benefit from it,” Ms. Sullivan stated in the release.

Speakers include John W. Buckley, associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment at Fordham University; and James Bryan, associate dean of undergraduate programs, at Cox Business School, Southern Methodist University.

Opened in 2002, Notre Dame Prep is a Catholic diocesan college preparatory high school with a co-ed enrollment of 904 students. The school has received national recognition for the caliber of its academic, arts and athletic programs.

To register for the event, click here.

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