We are excited to announce that our scholars enjoyed fantastic successes at last week’s Chicago Scholars Onsite Admissions Forum — 73% of students applying to schools that offered possible decisions received college acceptances! Our scholars received acceptances at 27 different colleges across the United States. Scholars – we’re so proud of you!
Throughout the Onsite, we heard the words “I’m going to college!!!” again and again, as our 38 participating seniors were admitted to a diverse range of participating universities.
Also as part of the Onsite, our seniors applied to and interviewed with colleges that weren’t offering “onsite” decisions but who were offering students the valuable opportunity to introduce and advocate for themselves face-to-face with admissions representatives. Several seniors have already earned admission to non-Onsite colleges, too!
Though exciting, the day was long, with Scholars arriving at 7:30am and with many not leaving until 6pm. What did they do when they weren’t interviewing?
Thank you to everyone at Chicago Scholars for putting together such a transformative event, and to all of GLP’s College & Career Mentors, our Mock Interview Workshop volunteers, and Vice Provost Jerry Doyle, for taking time out of their busy schedules to help guide and encourage our students throughout and leading up to this monumental day!
And, of course, thank you to our inspiring and dedicated Scholars for all of their hard work over the last four months – and all the time spent in our office preparing for the Onsite. It is an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of you, and we’re excited to see where you decide to enroll in the fall!