First Year Parent College Kick-Off
Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm
Digital Resource Center
Mandatory one parent, no students
This is an opportunity for the college counselors to meet the newest parents in the Marymount community during a lively conversation. Although college is relatively far away for first-year students, fostering a working knowledge of how academic achievement, course selection, standardized testing and extracurricular involvement factor into admission decisions is invaluable at this early stage in the process. We will “debunk” common college admission myths and orient families to the four-year comprehensive college counseling model at Marymount.
This event is mandatory for at least one parent; students do not need to attend.
College Night for Sophomore Families
Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 PM
Mandatory student and one parent
Aimed at continuing the college-going conversation, this session pays particular attention to the variety of colleges available and how students can accentuate their strengths through a college application. The college counselors utilize a panel of admission personnel to illustrate the breadth of collegiate options and the integral components of a college application. Every college search is unique and individual; students will learn how to identify their strengths and where they will be most valued.
This event is mandatory for all sophomores and at least one parent
Financial Aid Night, Pt 1
Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00pm, Milken Community School
Optional junior and senior parents, no students
Milken Community High School
15800 Zeldins' Way at Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles CA 90049
Financial Aid Part 1, will cover financial aid basics and terminology: need and merit based aid, financial aid “gapping”, meeting need, preferential packaging, third party scholarships, PPY, the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Our featured speaker for the workshop is Corinne Schell from the Marist University.
The Milken Community High School campus is located just off of the Mulholland/Skirball Center exit on the 405 freeway. On-campus parking will be available. Please follow the instruction of the guard at the main gate who will direct you to the nearest available parking spot.
No RSVP necessary. This is optional for sophomore and junior parents, students do not need to attend.
Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30pm
Mandatory Juniors and one parent
Identify, dissect and discuss what a college application consists of and which pieces matter more than others. In a highly recognized and anticipated annual event, Marymount teams up with Milken Community High School, Wildwood School, Archer School for Girls, and over 60 college admission officers from around the country for an evening of spirited conversation and interesting insights. Student and parent groups will be led through an exercise simulating a college admission committee. The evening ends with a college fair representing all the colleges participating. This year’s event will be hosted by Marymount and held on our campus. Participation by all Junior families is expected.
This is a mandatory event for all juniors and at least one parent.
Be sure to bring the “case studies” (to be posted on Naviance) either in print or electronic form (on a computer or tablet) with you to Wildwood on May 1st.
Please prepare to arrive early and refer to a future @Marymount email for parking information. Families will most likely need to park off site and be directed a short distance to the Wildwood campus.