College Corner

College Costs – Net Price Calculator

One of the most confusing aspects of the college admission process is this: Most parents don’t know what any college is going to cost until their children receive their financial aid or merit award package. Even worse, sometimes the award offers don’t arrive until the spring, which gives families little time to select a school by the deposit deadline that is often May 1.

A thorough Net Price Calculator can help. Use the Net Price Calculator link to learn:

  • What a net price calculator is.
  • How you can discover what the real price at a college will be for your family before applying.
  • How to play detective with the calculators to weigh the price impact on such things as grades and test scores, as well as home equity.

College Fairs

All grade levels and parents welcome to attend these college fairs.

Palm Beach College Fair – South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ft. Lauderdale Performing and Visual Arts College Fair – Nova Southeastern, Ft. Lauderdale.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

College Admission Presentations

by Ms. Carolyn Kost, College Resource Counselor, Cardinal Newman High School

Seminar on Highly Selective University Admissions
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CNHS Media Center
Audience: Underclassmen Parents & Students
Find out what it takes to matriculate at a Highly Selective College or University

GPA Game and Mock College Admissions Panel
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CNHS Media Center
Audience: Students and Parents of any grade level
Learn how the College Admissions Office really makes decisions

Building Your College List
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CNHS Media Center
Audience: Students and Parents of any grade level – Limited to first 40 to register
Research college through multiple sources. Evaluate the strength of a program.
Get the scoop on the Florida Public Colleges and Universities

College Night for Senior Students and Parents
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CNHS Media Center
Audience: Senior Students and Parents – Limited to first 40 to register
Learn how to evaluate the strength of a college’s program and get the most out of the college experience.

College Admissions Information Session for Junior Students and Parents
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CNHS Cafeteria
Audience: The Class of 2021 Students and Parents
Learn the truth about college, choosing a major and a college.

Preparing for the Send Off
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CNHS Media Center
Audience: Class of 2020 Students and Parents
Learn how to let go, to break away, to clarify expectations and what to do when things don’t go according to plan.

College Information Night for Freshmen and Sophomore Students and Parents
Thursday, May 7, 2020 , 6:00-7:00 p.m. CNHS Cafeteria
Audience: Sophomore and Freshmen Students and Parents
Hear from college admissions officers discuss what they look for in prospective applicants

College Visits

Due to Covid-19 on College Visits will be virtual until further notice.

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