Upcoming Special Programs and Events
A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.
These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.
Please click here for more information and a full listing of programs offered by schools like Catholic University, DeSales, University of Dallas, and more.
If you have an interest in serving in any branch of the military and/or attending a service academy, you will want to attend their summer program. Below are links to each of them!
Vet School for a Day
The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Vet School for a Day event on September 25, 2019. Students who are interested in attending this event should apply for this program before September 2. Please note that you will need to complete an online application which includes a short essay, ask a teacher for a recommendation form (available online) and request your transcript to be sent to the program. ALL materials MUST be received by September 2, so we recommend coming to the College Counseling Office for your transcripts no later than August 26. Click here for more information and to apply for the event.
Exploring College Options
Five of the country’s leading universities — Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University — will be hosting a special event for students and parents on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Greenville Marriott at One Parkway East. Representatives from these universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application. If you are thinking about attending one of these universities or any other highly selective/competitive college, then you will not want to miss this event.
The program starts promptly at 7:00, so they suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat. Programs typically last one and a half hours. You can register for the event here.
Upcoming College Fair
The Greenville County College Fair will be held on Monday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Greenville Convention Center (formerly the TD Convention Center). More details about this event as well as volunteer opportunities will go out in a separate email later this month.