College Night 2017

District 211 College Night to be held at Palatine High School on October 11

The 2017-2018 District 211 College Night program will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road in Palatine.  The event is open to all High School District 211 students and their parents.

Admission representatives from colleges around the country will be gathered in one place to provide information about their admissions process and answer questions about programs, student life, and financial aid.  More than 200 representatives from two- and four-year colleges and military academies will provide curriculum and campus information.

For students and parents unable to visit a college campus, College Night is the perfect opportunity to meet with the college representatives who will be reading their applications.  Before the event, students are encouraged to create a label sheet with identifying information on it, such as name, home address, high school, GPA, ACT score, sports and activities, and more.  In use this year will be StriveScan, an app that allows colleges to scan a barcode containing student information.  The app also sends an email to the student with information about the college, saving time and providing easy access to important information.

Free, round-trip shuttle bus service will be provided from other District 211 schools to Palatine High School.  Parents are asked to take advantage of shuttle buses because parking is limited.  Online shuttle bus signup is available here:

College Night is just one of the many college-bound resources for students and parents. The “Directions College and Career Fair 2017,” a joint venture between School Districts 211, 214, 220, St. Viator High School, and Harper College, was held on Tuesday, September 26 at Forest View Educational Center.  This event provides information on post-secondary options for students with special needs.  If you were unable to attend and require additional information, please contact Patrick Abraham at 847-755-1848 or Lauren O’Donnell at 847-755-1851.

Additionally, District 211 hosted First Generation College Symposium on Wednesday, September 27 at Palatine High School.  The evening included sessions form students and parents presented in English and Spanish, and offered information about financial aid, the college planning process, and “Connecting with Universities.”

For more information about the College Night or other resources, please contact your school’s college & career counselor.

Go to the College Night Program  (pdf)

Go to the D211 Post article








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