SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- “The Ins and Outs of Applying to College,” a special program for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, and their parents will be hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the JCC, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale.
The program features a conversation with Steve Singer and Jacques Steinberg, two professionals with extensive experience in and knowledge of the college admissions process. Steve Singer was assistant athletic director for Columbia University, where he was an admissions liaison and provided academic, pre-professional and career counseling. He has also served as distinguished visiting faculty at the Harvard Summer Institute for College Admissions. Jacques Steinberg is the best-selling author of "The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College," as well as former New York Times editor and creator of The Times college admissions blog, “The Choice.”
The experts will discuss the college admissions process including:
• How to start to compose a list and learn about colleges.
• Applications including extracurricular activities, essays, transcripts, test scores, interviews and more.
• How an application is read in the admissions office.
• Standardized tests, including changes to the SAT.
• Financing your education.
The evening will conclude with a questio- and-answer session. Tickets for the event are $15 per person and may be purchased online at http://www.jccmw.org.
Also on Sunday, April 27, the JCC Academic Center will launch the 10th-most highly sought-after Regents Prep classes, which provide nine hours of review over six weeks, including practice tests, and question/answer sessions for students from all over Westchester County, including Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Eastchester, White Plains, Ardsley, Larchmont and Dobbs Ferry.