Mary Spiegel of Spiegel College Planning will hold a Free College Planning Workshop for Wilton teens and their parents to talk about the college planning, college search and admissions application process.  The program will take place on Wednesday, May 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Trackside Teen Center (15 Station Rd.).

Students and their parents will gain effective guidelines and insight into the college admissions process. Students who will be in 9th and 10th grade in the fall will learn about making the most of the high school years, how to develop their college list, and using the campus visits and other opportunities to research colleges. High school juniors—who at this stage of the year will be thinking about starting their applications—will gain insight into how college admissions offices read the applications.

In addition, evaluating the transcript and test scores, the role of the interview, the importance of college essays, the role of talent and athletics in college admissions, advice regarding the various admissions plans, and recent developments in college admissions will all be included in this information-packed presentation.

While this is a free workshop for Wilton students and parents, registration is requested. Register online or call 203.834.2888.

Mary Spiegel, MA, CEP, has 20 years of experience in college admissions, first as Director of Admission at Fairfield University, and subsequently as an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC). Since 2000, Mary has been offering personalized college search and admissions coaching for families, helping students to find the right match for their college choices, and supporting them throughout the process.

According to an announcement from Amy Nassef, Trackside’s program coordinator, “Spiegel has been a Certified Educational Planner since 2006; this is the highest credential in this field.  She is a frequent presenter on college admissions in libraries and community centers; students and parents who attend these programs praise her personable style and her deep knowledge of the college admissions world.”