Mr. Ben Fuller is a College and Career Counselor at Eastern Christian High school. On April 1, 2020, Mr. Fuller put together a webinar talking about “Planning for College or Other Pathways.” In that webinar they talked about a lot of things, some of the things they talked about were...What Can I Be Doing Now?; Trends in College Admissions; and 3 Lessons I Learned From Visiting 80 Colleges in 4 Years.
What is the EC college and career program? What services are offered to students in general?
“The goal of the College and Career office is to enable students to discover their unique gifts and develop responsibility so they can create a well-thought-out college and career plan. We partner with parents and faculty in the effort to be the best resource and guide for our students.
The goal of the College and Career office is to enable students to discover their unique gifts and develop responsibility so they can create a well-thought-out college and career plan.
To accomplish this goal, the College and Career office works with the student services team to develop a comprehensive four-year plan. This four-year plan incorporates Naviance, a college and career readiness solution, that includes fantastic career assessment inventories to help students match their gifts with possible careers and colleges. We provide evening events, including the Financial Planning Workshop and College Application Night, and host over 70 college representatives on campus each year. In addition, I personally meet with each junior and senior to discuss their post-secondary plans,” says Mr. Fuller
What are some of the main questions that students and parents usually have about college?
The two main questions are: “There are so many options, where do I begin? and
Should we take the SAT or the ACT or both?” said Mr. Fuller
Do you have any advice or tips for people about applying for college?
“When you are looking for colleges, make sure you apply to some schools where your GPA and test scores are above average for that college. Don’t get tricked into applying only to highly selective schools where the admissions decisions are unpredictable at best. If you are applying to six colleges, at least two of the colleges should be schools where the student’s GPA and test scores are above or on par with the school averages,” says Mr. Fuller
What are you trying to get across to the sophomore and the junior class at this seminar?
“It’s not about where you go, it’s what you do when you get there,” says Mr. Fuller
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