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Media by Elliott Jorgensen
Charlotte Qin, senior, met with Paula Ake, college and career counselor, during seventh hour on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to ask questions about sending transcripts to colleges. Students can also meet with college counselors during Ac Lab.

The College and Career Center began offering college application workshops this semester during Ac Lab for seniors who may need support completing their applications. 

“This could be useful for students who don’t have time outside of class to get help with their college applications,” Layla Torgoley, College and Career Center counselor, said.

Torgoley said the goal of the program is to provide a time for seniors to ask questions regarding their college applications without needing an individual appointment that can be time consuming and unachievable for busy students.

This could be useful for students who don’t have time outside of class to get help with their college applications,

— Layla Torgoley

Most college application deadlines are January through February, but Early Decision is due Wednesday, Nov 1, this year. Early Decision allows applicants to receive admittance decisions early and is praised for reducing stress during students senior year. 

Although it may vary, the college application process typically takes around six to eight weeks to complete, and with experts recommending applying to four to eight schools, the process can quickly become lengthy.

“There will be 6 to 12 students per session until we gauge how many people are interested,” Paula Ake, College and Career Center counselor, said. “If we see more people are interested, we may open it up.” 

Students sign up for the workshop through Infinite Campus’ Responsive Scheduler by claiming a spot in Ake’s Ac Lab. The workshops will only be held during first semester. The only currently scheduled workshops are on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Monday, Dec 4. 

It seems helpful to have a professional look over my applications. I would definitely attend a session.

— Tara Deshpande

Tara Deshpande, senior, said she was likely to attend a session. 

“It seems helpful to have a professional look over my applications,” Deshpande said. “I would definitely attend a session.”

Ake and Torgoley said they know college applications can be confusing and stressful, but want all students to know they can help.

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About the Contributors
Claire Lowder, Opinions Editor
Claire Lowder, senior, is the Opinions Editor for the Messenger. This will be her second year on staff. Outside of writing, she enjoys shopping, reading, hanging out with friends, and listening to vinyls on her record player, especially Phoebe Bridgers.
Elliott Jorgensen, Associate Producer/Production Editor
Elliott Jorgensen, Senior, is the Associate Producer for MHSNews and Production Editor for The Messenger. He enjoys going to theme parks, going on bike rides, and creating video content. He is the publicity lead for the MHS Theatre Company and participates in the politics club.

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