A key part of Suffield’s opening-of-year schedule is an extensive program for members of the senior class led by their college counselors. This year’s workshops were held on September 9. Members of the Class of 2022 reviewed their Common Applications and steps related to submitting materials to colleges and universities later this fall. They also conducted self-evaluations on their college essays, learned more about ways to connect with college admissions representatives to demonstrate interest in schools, and managed their college lists in SCOIR, the web-based software Suffield uses in college counseling.
Class members Noel Batista ’22 (Bellmore, New York), Max Schwartz ’22 (Aspen, Colorado), Kelsie Nemeth ’22 (Suffield, Connecticut), and Zander Desnoes ’22 (Jamaica) reflected on how the workshops helped refresh them on various pieces covered in the junior-year College 101 class (part of Suffield’s Leadership Program curriculum). The three-hour program also helped reinforce that the seniors are all working through this process in similar ways as they examine school options, manage their commitments at Suffield, and work on application components. They expressed how helpful it was to closely reflect on the applications before the academic demands of their fall term classes fully arrive.