SVC Admissions:

Thoughts from the Admissions Desk

Still Searching for the RIGHT College? You Have Time and Options.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Jeremy Gibbons

While many high school and community college students have made plans for the fall, you are not alone if you’re still exploring options for higher education, work, or other alternatives. No matter what your next journey might be, lots of resources are available to help you with these important next steps. While most people might be under the assumption it’s late to begin thinking about college for September, don’t be mistaken. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 358 colleges and universities across the country are still accepting applications, including 38 in New England and 7 in Vermont.  Many of these colleges and universities have scholarships and grants available, too, and often special summer events or programs in place to help assist students who will be starting the enrollment process. Southern Vermont College is one of the colleges on this list and is offering Summer Decision Days, where qualified first-year, and transfer students may visit campus for a tour, meet with an admissions counselor, and, if they bring official copies of their transcripts, one letter of recommendation and an essay, they will receive an admission decision on the spot. This is just one example of many ways in which colleges are assisting students who are searching during the summer. While many students and families may have high levels of anxiety and perhaps are nervous starting this process now, know that admissions offices are committed to helping you make the right decisions, and ensure you’re finding the right fit. Fit is important for many reasons, but includes academic fit, financial fit; and in its most basic sense, fit means a place where you’ll be happy and successful. So as you are preparing for high school graduation, finalizing your spring term at a community college, or are considering going back to school, remember that you have options for the fall and many people who are ready to help.
Take good care,
Jeremy Gibbons