Curious about college applications? Find out about them at the Mock Application Review Program on Thursday, April 12th, in the Dining Commons at 7:00 p.m. Upper School students and parents have the opportunity to serve as the admission committee through this guided exercise facilitated by Patrick O’Neill, Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Rochester. Learn how college applications are reviewed and evaluated. For handout and cookie purposes, please click here to RSVP. AC families are welcome to bring friends from other school communities to this program.
Kristin CocquytUnlike most of our peer schools, we have a dedicated full-time college advisor. Kristin Cocquyt's primary focus is to support, guide, and advise AC students on their college search and application process. She has been in the field of education for 13 years and has visited over 160 colleges, giving her a solid basis for recommending colleges that are great matches for our students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Hamilton College and is a member of both the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Posted in: College Advising News, Eleventh Grade, Ninth Grade, Tenth Grade, The Birches, Upper School, US Birches
The Rochester National College Fair will be held on Sunday, March 18th, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Upper School students and parents are welcome to attend this event to gather information and interact with admission counselors from over 200 colleges and universities. More information, including the list of participating colleges and student registration, can be done on this website. Students should register in advance to be assigned their own unique barcode to use to sign up for college mailing lists. (more…)
Posted in: College Advising News, Eleventh Grade, Highlights, Ninth Grade, Tenth Grade, The Birches, Twelfth Grade, Uncategorized, Upper School, US Birches
Greetings from Allendale Columbia School’s College Advising Office! Students in grades 6-10 and their parents are invited to the Knowledge for College Program on Tuesday, March 20th, at 7:00 p.m. in AC’s Curtis Performance Center.
This program was created for families in grades 6-10 to provide an overview of the college search and application process and College Advising program at AC. The program includes a panel of college admission counselors from Alfred University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University who will offer advice to families during these pre-college years and answer questions about the college search and application process. This event is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn about the College Advising Program at AC and to become educated about the current college admission landscape.
Posted in: College Advising News, Eighth Grade, Highlights, Middle School, MS Birches, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade, Tenth Grade, The Birches, US Birches
By Kristin Cocquyt, AC College Advisor
On Thursday, January 4th, over 20 Allendale Columbia alumni from the classes of 2014-2017 enjoyed an afternoon back on campus for the annual College Life Program. A joint effort between the College Advising Office and the Alumni Office, this annual tradition welcomes back recent alumni for an opportunity to reconnect with friends, faculty, and staff and to share their words of wisdom about their college experiences with Upper School students during a panel discussion.
This year’s panelists included Samantha Bilinski ’16 (RIT), Yasmine Kangbeya ’17 (Northeastern University), Ethan Kennedy ’14 (Cornell University), Nicole Salpini ’17 (Syracuse University), and Xinyuan “Tom” Yi ’16 (University of Rochester).
The top three tips from our panelists to our Upper School students: (more…)
Posted in: Alumni News, College Advising News, Eleventh Grade, Highlights, Ninth Grade, Tenth Grade, The Birches, Twelfth Grade, Upper School, US Birches
Curious about standardized tests and the role they play in college applications? On Thursday, January 11th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., join Allendale Columbia School’s College Advisor Kristin Cocquyt for College Admission Testing 101. This program is geared toward 10th and 11th grade families, but all are welcome. Ms. Cocquyt will review the information included in the PSAT Score Report and provide an overview of standardized testing for the college application process. AC families are welcome to bring friends from other school communities to this event at AC. RSVP to Kristin Cocquyt (email@example.com).
AC alumni from the Classes of 2014-2017 are invited to return to AC for a nostalgic visit that includes reconnecting with AC faculty, staff, and fellow alumni and sharing a family-style meal during Upper School lunch. As part of this event, Upper School students will hear from a panel of select alumni about their college experiences and all returning alumni will have the opportunity to share words of wisdom with the Class of 2018.
Date: Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Time: 12:15-3:00 p.m.
Location: Allendale Columbia School
Click here to RSVP. Additional details will be sent to those who RSVP.