With college application season right around the corner, Georgian Court University will be hosting some 40 high school students from across the state as part of Camp College on July 25-26, sponsored by New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC).
Camp College is designed to help high school students interested in attending college learn how to navigate the college admissions process. The two-day college readiness event will provide important tips and information, and help students gain a real college experience by staying in on-campus residential halls. Students will attend information sessions and be split into small groups where they will complete team building activities. They will participate in lessons about preparing for college tours, personal branding, interview preparation, financial aid, and other aspects of college admission. The students will also play a number of interactive games to help them better understand college admission processes.
“This is an excellent opportunity for high school students to help take the stress and mystery out of what it is like to attend college and how to navigate the college application process,” explained Carlos Cano, GCU Director of Admission Communications & Marketing. “This can be particularly helpful for students who will be the first to attend college in their family, and may not have the guidance of family members who have gone through this process before.”
Students who want to participate in Camp College are required to complete an NJACAC application process that mirrors some of the same requirements to apply to colleges, such as submitting an essay and a letter of recommendation from their school counselor.
There are two Camp College events being held this year by NJACAC, Georgian Court University is hosting Camp College South and Camp College North will occur July 31 – August 2, at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, N.J.
NJACAC’s mission is advocating for, supporting, and developing college admission counseling professionals who are dedicated to the goal of helping students successfully transition from high school to college.
NJACAC is a direct affiliate of NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling.