Family College Weekend
The Asheville School College Office is pleased to host the 2018 Family College Weekend on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17. This program is for the parents and families of our Fifth Form students, but any interested Asheville School parents or families are welcome to attend.
The weekend will give parents and students a chance to talk to college admissions professionals to get a better understanding of the college search and admissions process. Topics include what expect over the next year, how to begin building an application list, and how selection processes works for different colleges. Parents will also have the opportunity to work together to evaluate mock-applications.
This year, we are excited to host the following college admissions panelists for the weekend:
Chris Gruber, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at Davidson College
Heath Einstein, Undergraduate Admission Counselor at Texas Christian University
Barbara Polk, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
If you have any questions, contact College Office Director Leah Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-254-6345 ext. 4202.
- Plymouth Shores University – Overview
- Examining the Files
- Candidate Review Form
- Applicant 1: Dorri Johnson
- Applicant 2: Henry Watanabe
- Applicant 3: Marcela Castillo
On Saturday morning, everyone will participate in a mock admission exercise for the fictional “Plymouth Shores University.” We'll divide students and parents into groups, and each group will decide whom to admit, deny, and waitlist. Read the documents below to be ready for the exercise.
- The Washington Post: "The Disconnect Between What Colleges Say and What Students Hear"
- U.S. News & World Report: "Parents, Read This if Your Cild is Applying to College"
- Middlebury College: "The Top 10 Things to Understand About Need-Based Financial Aid"
- Middlebury College: "The Top 10 Things that Parents Should Remember About the College Search Process"
- Georgia Tech Admission Blog: "Change Your Filter"
- Harvard Graduate School of Education: Taming the Admissions Anxiety
- Standardized Testing Timeline and Recommendations
- Selectivity Information 2018, Alpha Order
- Selectivity Information 2018, Enrollment Order
- Selectivity Information 2018, State Order
- Suggested Reading
- Class of 2019 Survey: If You Could Tell Your Parents One Thing About the College Process