College Application Week Program Helps Lower Stress for Students

   Written by on November 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Prince Edward County High School’s seniors received hands-on assistance applying to college during the school’s Virginia College Application Week 2013 event. This was held on November 18-22. Roughly 150 Prince Edward County High School students participated in the event which was held in the school’s library and computer lab.

Four colleges visited the high school to conduct on-site admissions for the seniors. These schools included: University of Virginia College at Wise, Longwood University, Virginia State University, and Norfolk State University. Also, Liberty University and Virginia Commonwealth University sent admissions representatives to inform the seniors about their schools, and answer any questions for the students.

The Guidance Department and the senior English teachers assisted the students with the college application process during this week. Walmart donated $200 worth of school supplies to help sponsor this event for the senior class of 2014. Southside Virginia Community College participated by donating one free class to a senior who applied to SVCC during this week. Also, P.E.C.H.S. hosted Financial Aid Evening for parents and students. Representatives from Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, and the Tobacco Region Scholarship Program participated in educating parents and students about the financial aid aspect of the college application process.

A total of 23 students were accepted into a college during on-site admissions and 87 seniors applied to either one or multiple colleges and universities during this week. Students that did not apply to a college or university during this week were encouraged and coached about opportunities in the workforce and the military.

Additional information about the Virginia College Application Week program can be found online at http://www.schev.edu/k12/CACGP/initiatives.asp#VCAW.

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