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Annual Case Studies Program Educates Families on College Admissions Process


The annual Case Studies Program for Grade 10 families held on Saturday, April 15, at Country Day, was a resounding success, with over 600 participants from Charlotte Latin, Providence Day, and Country Day attending the event.

The program was designed to provide insight into the college admissions decision-making process, and participants were given the opportunity to engage in mock admissions sessions led by college admissions professionals from over 50 national colleges and universities.

While the program provided a comprehensive understanding of the college admissions process, the mock admissions sessions were particularly insightful. The participants were given the opportunity to act as admissions officers and evaluate a hypothetical student's application, including the transcripts, extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. The interactive nature of the mock admissions sessions allowed participants to gain a unique perspective on the decision-making process, and the feedback provided by the college admissions professionals was invaluable.

Following the mock admissions discussions, a college fair was held, where participants had the opportunity to speak with college admissions representatives to ask questions about the admissions process, the academic programs offered, and campus culture.

"The feedback from families who participated in the event has been outstanding," says Catherine Odum, Director of College Counseling. "They found the format to be enjoyable and the conversations to be eye-opening. Many participants expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to gain an understanding of the college admissions process and the valuable insight provided by the college admissions professionals."