LBHS Seniors Start on the Road to Higher Education with College Planning Meeting and Mini College Fair

Schools and Libraries

October 3, 2012

The message of the evening was clear: "The ultimate measure of success is to be accepted to the school that is the best fit for you." After a one-hour presentation by the Long Beach High School guidance department, students and their parents left the annual Grade 12 college planning meeting with a clear list of goals to achieve that ultimate success. Guest speaker Sunil Samuel, the director of admissions for Hofstra University, joined Vice Principal Dr. Francine Newman and a panel of guidance counselors for a discussion that touched on details about senior timetables, the application process and admissions requirements. But this was just the beginning counselors will be working continuously with seniors throughout the year to be sure they find that perfect fit.

The Guidance Department also hosted a Mini College Fair, giving seniors and their parents the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from approximately 40 colleges including Adelphi University, Hofstra University, LIU Post, Marist College, Sacred Heart University, St. John's University, St. Joseph's College, CUNY Baruch and CUNY Queens, as well as 10 schools from the SUNY system.

Students will also have the opportunity to attend individual college information sessions at the high school, hosted by an additional 30 colleges throughout the month of October.

"These mini fairs and college information sessions provide a relaxed intimate atmosphere for students to chat face-to-face with college representatives, explore the programs offered at each school and gather information that will help them make a more informed decision about where to apply," said Dr. Newman.