Throughout the fall, Great River School offers opportunities for students to talk to college admissions representatives, information about colleges and college fairs and assessments to help students prepare for college admission tests.
College Visits to GRS
We welcome representatives from many different colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to talk to the representatives to find out about their programs as they discern their next steps after high school. All College visits will be held at the table in Sunny Hollow on the second floor. Here is what is scheduled for the fall:
Thursday, September 27th
10:30am – 11:30am – Kalamazoo College – Michigan
11:30am – 12:30pm – Beloit College – Wisconsin
Friday, September 28th
9:00am – 10:00am – College of Visual Arts – St. Paul
Monday, October 1st
9:00am – 10:00am – Know College – Illinois
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Hampshire College – Massachusetts – Students need passes to attend
Monday, October 29th
9:00am – 10:00am – Hamline University – St. Paul
Friday, November 2nd
10:00am – 11:00am – Empire Beauty School – St. Paul
Wednesday, November 28th
10:00am – 11:00am – University of Minnesota – Morris
The following are great events to start to investigating colleges and making relationships with admissions staff.
National College Fair at Mpls Convention Center
October 9-10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) College Fair
Thursday, October 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Coffman Memorial Union-Great Hall.
300 Washington Avenue, SE, Minneapolis
Due to the light rail construction, leave some extra time for parking
This fair is designed for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate study in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines.
Monday, October 8th
6:00pm - College & Post Secondary School Options Fair at Groves Academy for students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD
This college fair is designed exclusively for college-bound students who have learning disabilities or attention disorders.
College Preparatory Testing
October 2012 College Testing: In order to help students begin to become familiar with their skills and where they will need to continue to work on their skills, GRS will be holding college preparatory testing in October. Each test is designed to cover the academic areas colleges assess students in including Writing, Math and Critical Reading Skills.
The tests are as follows:
PSAT – All 11th graders who wish to sign up (cost is $13 per student) (all who sign up will take the exam during the school day)
PLAN – All 10th graders (all will take the exam during the school day – mandatory)
EXPLORE – All 9th graders (all will take the exam during the school day – mandatory)
For more information about these tests, please visit: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html,http://www.act.org/plan/, or http://www.act.org/explore/
ACT or SAT Information and Assistance
If you are a student who needs financial support for any formal college testing (ACT or SAT) it is possible to get an application fee waiver(s). You will need to talk to Matt McElrath, Student Services Coordinator, in the fall about this.
Look for 2012-2013 dates for registration and tests in the fall.