Episcopal's Collaborative College Fair
Four years ago Episcopal’s three college counselors created – on our campus -- the Episcopal Collaborative College Fair for local scholars. Originally, 30 colleges showed up. In 2017, the college counselors added case studies and, in 2018, 50 colleges sent representatives.
Click here to see the list of colleges who were on our campus recently. You will note in-state colleges, such as LSU, LSU Honors College, ULL and Tulane, as well as colleges nationwide, such as MIT and Dartmouth, were engaging our students and other high school scholars from our area.
Episcopal is a “college preparatory” school, according to the big sign on the main Boulevard entrance! The on-campus college fair gives our Upper School students (focused on their sophomore and junior years) and their parents a very “homey” opportunity to learn about the college admissions process from the “horse’s mouth”---the visiting college admissions officers. And, with the Main Gym filled with tables, admissions officers, and brochures, the students have a chance to learn in more-than-internet search-detail about the colleges they may not have an opportunity to visit. Importantly, students have a chance to begin a personalized relationship with college admissions officers.
From the beginning, we saw the opportunity to serve other high school scholars in Baton Rouge and western Louisiana. Every year, the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition -- “BRYC”-- sends a group of its students. We work with EBR and Cristo Rey Franciscan School to bring some of their outstanding students. We invite our Episcopal friends from across the river --- Episcopal School of Acadiana and Ascension Episcopal School -- to send their outstanding students, too.
We run the Collaborative College Fair for local scholars without charging fees to anyone!