'What colleges want' to be discussed tonight Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 1, 2012 at 10:41 am
"What Colleges Want and Why" is the theme of presentations at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools tonight, Oct. 1, and Tuesday, Oct. 2. Writer Christine VanDeVelde will discuss finding the right college fit, the role of testing, the weight of extracurricular activities and the debate over taking tough courses or maintaining high grades.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 1, 2012, 9:49 AM
Posted by Mom, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 9:39 am
Here's the truth: you do need to read a book and learn about this topic on your own, because the college counseling staff at PAUSD is too overwhelmed to cover all of this material. Consider the college counselors to be a great resource for specific questions about PAUSD classes or graduation options, and do not expect more than that.