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'What colleges want' to be discussed tonight

Original post made on Oct 1, 2012

"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

Comments (4)

Posted by Mom, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

Are these talks open to the public, or do students have to be at Paly or Gunn?


Posted by parent, a resident of Gunn High School
on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

SHORT NOTICE but thanks.


Posted by MOM, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

The author keeps saying the high school counselors do a fantastic job and you don't need any outside help. But it seems, you do need a book, her book, since none of the others are any good.


Posted by Mom, a resident of Old Palo Alto
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.


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