Get Information in Person – Make Connections!

These days it is really easy to think that you can find all the information you need to know about colleges and universities online.  There is abundant information available on each school’s website. You can find all kinds of ranking lists that rate colleges on areas of study and a variety of characteristics.  

However, there is still tremendous value in obtaining information in person and making a connection with a college representative face-to-face.  

If you aren’t convinced, consider this story…

A high school counselor had a student who was very interested in a particular school.  The counselor and student realized that this was a “reach” school for the student (the student’s grades and test scores were lower that the average students accepted at this particular school).  

The student did a lot of research on the school, made notes and a list of questions.  When the student attended the Shawnee Mission College Clinic she was prepared and asked the representative of her dream college a lot of questions.  They had a meaningful conversation and the college representative was very impressed by the student.  

The student was accepted to the school…her first choice for college.  

The counselor reports that the personal connection with the college representative made a significant impact on the student gaining acceptance.   

High school students….whether you have a list of favorite schools you would love to attend or you have no idea where you want to college, attend the College Clinic.  

Do a little research ahead of time.  Make a list of questions.  Be prepared to have conversations with college representatives. They want to talk to you.  They want to answer questions. 

The college representatives look forward to meeting you on October 15th!

What is the Shawnee Mission College Clinic?

If you are new to the college planning process you might be wondering…what is the Shawnee Mission College Clinic?  

It is a one evening college information fair open to all high school students and their parents. Representatives from over 200 colleges and universities from throughout the country attend each year.  

Any student planning to continue their education after high school is encouraged to attend and get information about many colleges and universities all in one place.  Meet representatives and ask questions face-to-face.  

Whether you are planning to attend a community college, a nearby state university or are curious about one of many out-of-state colleges and universities….you will find a wide variety of schools represented at the Shawnee Mission College Clinic.  Come take a look.  You might discover a school you had not considered before now.

See the “Colleges Attending” tab above for the current list of colleges registered to attend.  Additional schools register each day so check back closer to the event for a more up to date list!  (A couple of popular local schools may not show up on this list right now but rest assured that we are working to connect with those schools and confirm their reservation!)

Join us on Wednesday, October 15th at Shawnee Mission East High School.  Doors open promptly at 6:30 p.m.  


Make Plans to Attend the 52nd Annual Shawnee Mission College Clinic

Make plans to attend the Shawnee Mission College Clinic on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shawnee Mission East High School.  
If you are a high school student planning to continue your education after graduation, don’t miss this college fair!   Representatives from more than 200 colleges & universities throughout the country will be on hand to talk with high school students and their parents. 
 All high school students and parents are encouraged to attend and talk with college representatives face to face.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and collect information first hand!
Students from any high school are invited to attend.  The event is free.  Tell your friends!
As of August 22nd, more than 130 colleges and universities have registered to participate in this year’s college clinic.  Based on prior year’s attendance, we expect to have more than 200 schools represented at the Shawnee Mission College Clinic.  To see the current list of schools planning to attend click here.
To keep up to date on the latest announcements, check back on this blog and connect with Shawnee Mission College Clinic on social media:
Instagram:  SMCollegeClinic
The Shawnee Mission College Clinic is sponsored and organized by the Shawnee Mission East PTA.