College App Day offers seniors a jump start on college applications

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Senior Reese Wilson meets with a representative from IUPUI during College App Day.

Samantha Cohen, Website Editor

On Friday, Center Grove High School hosted the annual College App Day, a day that offered seniors an opportunity to meet face-to-face with admissions counselors from a number of colleges and universities. This event provided students with the chance to learn more about different schools and programs, apply on-site and even receive admission. 

Director of Guidance Meaghan Krukemeier was in charge of organizing the event. 

“We start the year prior, recruiting colleges and see who is able to come and secure this day. I send out the sign-ups to get kids down here,” Krukemeier said. “The goal is to have students face-to-face with admissions counselors so that they can ask questions and find out which school is their right fit.” 

During the day, seniors had the opportunity to visit with multiple schools and ask questions. Senior Caiden Stoneburner was able to ask about financial help. 

“I am asking about scholarship opportunities in terms of seeing how much money I could possibly get off the total cost,” Stoneburner said. 

Senior Mayla Pannell had the opportunity to check out different schools, ones she had applied to, and ones she had not. 

“A lot of [schools] were test-optional; Purdue was the only exception,” Pannell said. “That was a pretty big thing for me. Other than that, they were all pretty different; comparing GPA and competition to get in. I also got to have them look at my transcript and see my chances of getting into each school.”

Today was exciting because I didn’t expect to be accepted on the spot. The experience today of getting accepted while at school was great. I didn’t have to wait on a letter letting me know if I got accepted or not.”

— Senior Kylie Crum

Some colleges offered on-site applications. Senior William Svara had the opportunity to apply to IUPUI. 

“My purpose was to get the requirements of the college I want to go to. I want to go to IUPUI because it is the closest one to home,” Svara said. “I feel like it helped me get in a better word with the colleges, so that they knew who I was. I didn’t get accepted anywhere, but I did apply to IUPUI.” 

Colleges also offered on-the-spot offers of admission to some students, including senior Kylie Crum.

“Trine is a school that I identified early on as a good fit for my major,” Crum said. “I love their campus and think it would be a great place for me. Today was exciting because I didn’t expect to be accepted on the spot. The experience today of getting accepted while at school was great. I didn’t have to wait on a letter letting me know if I got accepted or not. The immediate response was great and caught me off guard.”

This story will be updated once statistics from the day are available.