This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

Alumnae/i and Their High Schoolers Come to Campus

Last month marked the eighth annual Vassar College Sons and Daughters Program. On November 2-4 and 23-24, approximately 120 parents returned to campus with their high school juniors for the program, which is designed to familiarize alumnae/i parents and their children with the college admission process. Students and parents heard from Director of Admissions David Borus, Director of Athletics and Physical Education Sharon Beverly, and Director of Financial Aid Michael Fraher about various aspects of the application process, which can be daunting. They also participated in a Mock Admissions Committee exercise, which familiarized them with the application review process and showed what qualities stand out on a successful application. “It was a wonderful program, eye-opening for my daughter,” says Marsha Gisser Shyer ’81. “I am hoping to attend next year with my son.” Attendees went on a campus tour and met with current students to gain their perspective on college life and their application experience. High schoolers also had the chance to attend classes from a choice of several departments and meet other children of alumnae/i. The alumnae/i themselves got the chance to attend a mini-reunion of sorts and connect with other parents facing the admission process with their children.

December 2008

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