College Reps Offer Q&A Panel During Visit to Waldorf
by Rachel Bossuk, Junior
On Wednesday evening, April 10th, admission officers from Marlboro College, Manhattan College, and the City University of New York (CUNY) visited the Waldorf School of Garden City and spoke with current students and parents about the college admissions process. Unfortunately, due to car trouble, the representative from Swarthmore College could not attend.
Above (left to right): Jill Goldstein from the City University of New York (CUNY), Shannon Coco from Marlboro College, and Tiffany Corbett from Manhattan College discuss the college application process with students and parents during a Q&A Panel Discussion at the Waldorf School of Garden City on Wednesday, April 10th.
Tiffany Corbett from Manhattan College talked about Manhattan College – a catholic-faith based school located in Riverdale, New York. Manhattan College has about 2,900 undergraduate students, several pre-professional programs such as, pre-law, pre-med, and pre-dental, and close to 20 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I sports teams. Next, Shannon Coco of Marlboro College spoke about Marlboro’s many attributes. Marlboro is a small college with approximately 300 undergraduate students. Some highlights include Marlboro’s required study abroad program, their small class sizes and close-knit community, and their abundant areas of study. Shannon told the group that the majority of Marlboro students go on to prestigious graduate schools or find employment soon after graduation. She also remarked, much to the surprise of some audience members, that they receive an average of 91 inches of snow a year! Lastly, Jill Goldstein from CUNY expressed the differences between each of the 24 institutions that make up the CUNY system. With over 1,750 degree programs, the Macaulay Honors College program, many scholarship opportunities and low tuition, CUNY is the nation’s leading urban university system.
Thunder clapped and lightening flashed but that did not prevent the women from providing the audience with valuable information not only regarding their own institutions, but also about the college admissions process in general. They discussed what high school sophomores and juniors should and should not really be worrying about. They explained that academics are always a priority and senior year is no exception. They talked about the college interview. When it came to extra-curricular activities, they explained that quality is always better than quantity and earning good grades while also participating in sports, community service and/or work demonstrates a student’s ability to manage his/her time. The evening came to a close with a few questions from the audience members. The night was not only informative, but also very enjoyable!