How Do Colleges Really Choose Students?

posted Apr 11, 2018, 12:22 PM by Tammy Tarling

How Do Colleges Really Choose Students?

Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland

High school students who are looking ahead at the college application process no doubt have questions about what happens behind the scenes in college admissions offices.

On Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., Wendy Thompson, a Westport Educational Consultant and former admissions officer for Bowdoin College, will offer an informative, interactive and entertaining presentation to help families understand the role essays, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports, standardized test scores and other factors play in the admissions decisions that colleges make.

Thompson served on the admissions staff at Bowdoin College from 2000 to 2012, where she evaluated thousands of applications. Her college and independent school admissions career spans 30 years. She conducts college planning workshops and has helped students navigate the college search and selection process since 2003.

The talk is part of the Prince Memorial Library Lecture Series, featuring local experts and speakers on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments will be served. Prince Memorial Library is located at 266 Main Street in Cumberland.

For more information, contact the library at 829-2215.