Discover ABCs of College Applications Oct. 19

Desmond-Fish Library hosts workshop

A team of college admissions officials will be featured at a workshop, ABCs of College Applications, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 19, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison.

The workshop, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will give parents and students helpful tools to ease what is often a stressful period for the college-bound. Panelists include representatives from Marist College, Mount Saint Mary College, Dutchess Community College and Brown University, who will offer parent and student insight on the application process.

Students will learn how colleges assess applicants and gain understanding on important aspects of applications, from essay writing to requesting financial aid. Panelists will discuss how students can enhance personal profiles to best reveal who they are, how they interact in their schools and communities and what they can offer to their college of choice.

They will also discuss how a college weighs and balances a student’s scores, essay, application, personal interview, and recommendations. The workshop will highlight library resources including test preparation tools and current college statistics and guides.

The Friends of the Desmond-Fish Library is a membership and volunteer organization. Its mission is to support the library through the purchase of books, sponsorship of informational workshops, and offering of free programs for all ages. It raises funds through memberships and the annual Book Sale and Holiday Boutique.

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