Choosing the college for you

Future school? Benjamin Ominsky, junior at NPHS, learns more about Arizona State University from their representative Claire Joy. At the district wide College and Career Information night at Newbury Park High School on Wednesday, Sept. 27, colleges from across the country talked to students about their schools, as well as the branches of the armed forces. “I just wanted to check out some of the options, see who was presenting here,” Ominsky said. The night also included workshops for the students and families of CVUSD regarding everything from getting financial aid to being a college level student athlete. Emily Nagamoto/Prowler


As a student walks into the bustling quad, countless tables and chairs are spread out across campus, and behind each table sits admissions office counselors and alumni ready to give out information to students eager learn more about furthering their education.

On Sept. 25, College Night took place on the NPHS campus for high school students to understand more about what goes on after high school. Stands varied from in-state schools such as USC, UCLA and Moorpark Community College to SAT preparation programs.

“I wanted information on the SAT versus the ACT. I heard there was a whole writing portion advisory as well and I’m gonna be sending in some letter alongside my applications so I wanted advice on that,” Max Read, senior, said.

Students’ reasons for coming to College Night vary greatly. Underclassmen show up to start to expose themselves to the various colleges, and seniors come to find exactly what they need on their college applications for different schools.

Bob Harris, parent of a senior this year, came to college night to learn more about the process of going off to school.

“Everything has changed since I went to school, they are extremely competitive and there is more information out there than ever before,” Harris said.

“I think College Night is a great opportunity for colleges and universities to gather in one place and for students and some parents to ask some questions on this type of culture and academic opportunities for each of our particular institutions,” Chuck Lippiard, University of Delaware admissions office assistant director, said.

Lippiard believes that students should come to events such as College Night as soon as possible in their high school career: “Exposure to the different schools and what they have to offer is extremely important in the process of going to college, knowing what you need to do is key in being successful during admissions.”


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