College Night Set for January 30; Freshmen, Sophomores Invited This Year

Danielle Lippert, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

College Night will be held at Notre Dame on Monday, January 30, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

NDA’s annual College Night is a night for families to learn about preparing for college, the college application process, financial aid and college scholarships, what colleges look for in prospective students, how Student Services guides and support students in planning for college and details about how the college application process is handled specifically at NDA,” said Mrs. Becky Bain, Notre Dame’s college counselor.

Traditionally, College Night was for juniors and their parents, but this year, freshmen and sophomores are invited as well.

“I will be getting juniors ready for senior-year college app time and kicking off Junior Conferences in the auditorium during College Night while Mrs. Abler, Mrs. Gerl and Mr. McGowan will focus on guiding and educating freshmen and sophomores on college prep in a separate area of the building,” said Bain.

The whole night is focused on helping the students understand the college process and how to do everything.

At College Night, there will be a College Expert Panel made up of representatives from University of Wisconsin two-year colleges, Northwest Wisconsin Technical College, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, St. Norbert College, Lawrence University, Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“The College Expert Panel is a group I assembled to answer questions that those who are attending posed on the Google registration form. I can stand up there & answer these questions, but I thought it would be much more interesting if actual college admissions professionals could answer the questions and elaborate on them,” said Bain.

Students can send in questions via the Google Form they use for registering to attend College Night.  Here is where students need to sign up before College Night:

College Night is right around the corner, so students need to make sure they are prepared for the night.

“You can start doing some preliminary research on who you are as a separate individual from your parents, how you learn, what you like to do, what careers peak your interest and which colleges, if any, you are interested in,” said Bain.