After attending the National College Fair at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on April 24 our Juniors have been continuing to compile their prospective “Colleges I’m Thinking About” lists on Naviance. I’m proud of the ways that each OVS attendee (our Junior class and ambitious Freshmen and Sophomores) made good use of the fair to learn about new colleges and gather information from admission representatives.
As I counsel students in compiling their prospective colleges list I expect to see three types of schools represented:
Reach Schools: “dream” schools that may be a bit out of reach, but worth one’s best effort
Target Schools: schools whose academic profiles match well with your own
Safety Schools: schools where you are very likely to be admitted and may serve as a suitable back up
Research your many college options using some of the sites and references on our College Planning Resources page. Find out about upcoming national college fairs (hosted by an organization called NACAC) here.
As always, come by Room 3 or schedule an appointment for individualized help in researching schools to fit into each of the Reach, Target, and Safety categories.