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GA to host Independent School College Fair & Alumni Panel

On Wednesday, May 22, over 130 college admission counselors representing universities from Florida to Maine along the East Coast, the Mid-West, and the West Coast will descend on Germantown Academy's campus for the annual Independent School College Fair.

The day will kick off with mock interviews for GA juniors where college admission counselors will simulate an interview and provide feedback on what the student did well and how the student can improve. 

At 4:30pm, in the Honickman Auditorium, any GA parent and GA student is welcome to attend the GA Alumni College Panel discussion where GA graduates will share their experiences in the college process and their preparedness for college. 

"Each year, the panelists impress with their refined presentation skills and insights," said Director of College Counseling Karen Mason. "Here’s a chance to see the GA education in action!"

At 5:30pm, in Honickman Auditorium, students and parents are invited to a financial aid workshop. Presenters from Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and Villanova University's financial aid office will provide guidance on forms to complete, timelines, and who should apply for aid. 

Then, at 6:30pm, students and parents can enter the GA Field House for the Independent School College Fair. During the fair, students and parents can chat with admission counselors and complete an interest card. 

"Often, the admission counselor behind the table is one of the readers of applications to that college from GA students," said Ms. Mason. "Here’s a chance for students to add their face to their file!"

The GA College Counseling team encourages sophomores, juniors, and their parents, in particular, to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to learn more about the college process, GA’s college counseling program, financial aid, and colleges that stand out and rise to the “must visit” list. 

The Independent School College Fair is only open to students, and their parents, that attend Abington Friends School,  Friends Select School, Germantown Academy, Germantown Friends School, George School, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and William Penn Charter School.