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Preparing For College? Series At Darien Library Can Help

Kristin White, author and academic adviser Photo Credit: Submitted
The Darien Library will offer a two-part series this month on preparing for college. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. — The Darien Library is hosting a two-part series on preparing for college aimed at students and parents.

Kristin White, college admissions consultant and author, will discuss "Building the College Application List" at 7 p.m. Thursday. The talk will examine why there is more to picking a college then just finding a good fit academically. Students also should include colleges that are financial fits, a good social match and, most importantly, colleges where they are competitive in the admissions or merit scholarship process.

The presentation will cover:

  • How big of a role should the potential college major play in determining the colleges on the list?
  • Evaluating campus culture.
  • Finding merit scholarships and colleges that are financial fits.
  • Consider admissions selectivity: How to rate yourself and determine where you stand.
  • How to finalize the college application list.
  • Case studies.

The second talk features educational advising and placement expert Michelle Berg on the topic "Finding the Right College for Kids with Learning Differences."

It will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

Berg will discuss ‘right fit’ colleges, which includes full consideration of the academic, social and emotional realms of a student's life. It will include:

How to evaluate if a college has an appropriate level of support.

Essential skills that help students who have learning differences be successful in college.

Pros and cons of disclosing a student's disability.

The library is at 1441 Post Road, Darien. Call (203) 655-1234 for more details.

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