Guidance Helps Graduates Prepare for College

SEEDS’ Guidance team works closely with graduates in high school – and their families – to help prepare for the college admissions process.

In March, 50 Scholars and Young Scholars graduates who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school took part in Guidance’ Spring College Tour (view photos). Over five days, students visited 10 colleges and universities: Ursinus College, Villanova University, Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, University of Virginia, University of Richmond, Georgetown University, American University, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University. 

Then, in early May, Guidance hosted a College Night for high school juniors and their families. The objective of the evening was to help demystify college admissions and empower families with the necessary information as students begin the college application process. Guidance covered areas including: building a balanced college list, applying for financial aid, understanding important college lingo and reminding families about the resources that SEEDS offers through this process.

The Guidance team will continue to supplement students’ college search this summer. Graduates in high school have the opportunity to attend College Day on June 16. Guidance will also be hosting a two-day College Tour, an in-person test prep course and College Boot Camp this summer. Be on the lookout for additional information!

In addition to this work in preparing students for college, our Guidance officers are also continuing their visits to SEEDS graduates at their placement schools, congratulating seniors on their college decisions (view photos!) and helping SEEDS graduates connect. In late March, SEEDS hosted a Middle School Alumni Reunion for Young Scholars. Twenty-five YSP grads in 6th, 7th and 8th grade came to the SEEDS office to reconnect with each other, catch up with SEEDS and have fun; check out photos from the night. This summer, Guidance will also be hosting a senior send-off as high school graduates prepare to enter college. An event will also be held for College Scholars and CPP Scholars graduates who are rising sophomores in college, which will allow them to share their first year college experiences and learn more about networking and internships.