College and Career Readiness

Resources for Students

 

Coast to Coast Goes Viral

Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite you and your students to learn about our institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered.

WHEN

Sunday, May 31, 2020 3 p.m. Eastern Time Webinar link sent upon registration.

OR

Monday, June 1, 2020 5 p.m. Eastern Time Webinar link sent upon registration.

An RSVP is required.



UCONN Update for CREC Students

UCONN is moving to Test-Optional status, beginning with students entering for the 2021-2022 school year (CREC's current juniors).  They will continue to pilot and study the effects of test-optional admission for the next two admission cycles following 2021-2022.

What this means for students is that UCONN will take a more holistic approach in its admission process.  While students have the option to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), they will not be REQUIRED to do so.  The school will not use the tests as an admission requirement, and students will receive no penalty for choosing to withhold their test scores.This offers our students the opportunity to showcase their unique talents, and to bring forth their individual passion. 

The rigor of courses taken as well as student achievement in those courses will be examined even more closely by admissions' counselors. A student's willingness and persistence to do well in classes, will be even more important now!

There are several private colleges in our state who employ test-optional practices. With UCONN as our state's flagship university, it will be interesting to see whether other state schools will follow this trend.

**Eastern Connecticut State University is already test-optional. 
*Western Connecticut State University is test-optional with conditions

Please seek out your school counselor if you have questions. To learn more, please visit the UCONN application instructions page.


Collegewise: Updates and Resources for Students and Parents


New York Times Article: Barak Obama to Celebrate Graduating Seniors in at Least 3 Events

'"Even if we can't get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020,' the former president said announcing his commencement schedule."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/us/barack-obama-virtual-commencement-speech-coronavirus.html


Virtual College Fair for Connecticut Students: May 20

On May 20, you can attend an online college fair to help you connect with six Coalition for College schools -- without needing to leave your house.

Tune in to two panel discussions:

  • “Navigating the College Search in a Virtual World”
  • “The Facts About College Affordability”

And drop into virtual rooms where admissions officers from Yale, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Texas, and Wesleyan University will share information about their schools and answer your questions.

Learn more and register for this free event, recommended for students in grades 9-11:
https://access.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/register/?id=8e83795f-7660-4514-acc6-0c9577a14e52

The event is hosted by the Coalition for College and features schools that meet the organization's affordability and student success criteria, making them smart college choices.

CT students at college fair



CREC College Knowledge Night Presentations

Thank you to everyone who participated in AAE’s Annual College Knowledge Night virtually! We know that many of you want to rewatch parts of the presentation or were unable to join us for each. Below you will find the links and passwords to each presentation so that you can watch at your convenience.

Junior College Planning- https://crec.zoom.us/rec/share/yc0qfrv30jxLRZXNyGvRZoskGq_uaaa81nBPqaIExR35DpthS6CNEQgfokcye_py

Password: 5Q*!2=%&

Tim Sullivan’s Guide to Highly Selective Colleges - https://crec.zoom.us/rec/share/--50CuHg_CRJSJXW42rhZbE6BLzjeaa82ykY_acNmkhJtjNvHWeKTIE69s7drFYj

Password: 4I.zTjhl

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s School Counselor with any questions you might have!

Best Wishes,

AAE School Counselors

Terry Gregoire - 6th/7th grade

tgregoire@crec.org

Jennifer Skitromo - 8th/9th grade

jskitromo@crec.org

Ashley Caceres - 10th - 12th grade; A - L

acaceres@crec.org

Tiffany Weaver - 10th - 12th grade; M - Z

tweaver@crec.org

 



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