College Advising News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Director of College Advising completes two-year term on UGA High School Advisory Council

    Ken Connor, director of college advising, recently wrapped up a two-year term serving on the University of Georgia High School Advisory Council. Connor was nominated for this honor by the UGA office of admissions.
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  • Alex Thorne '22 named National Merit Finalist

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Alex Thorne ‘22 has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. This is an honor that approximately 1% of high school seniors receive in the United States annually.

    To be named a finalist, Alex was required to complete an application, demonstrate a consistently very high academic record, write an essay, be endorsed and recommended by a school official, and take the SAT or ACT and earn a score that confirmed his PSAT/NMSQT performance.

    Congratulations, Alex!
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  • 13 seniors sign to play college athletics

    Students, faculty, and parents recently gathered on the Morris-Fletcher Quadrangle for the Spring Signing Ceremony! Among those celebrated were 13 senior Wolves.
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  • Kayla Kim and Nadia Thieriot announced as 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian

    Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Wesleyan School valedictorian, Kayla Kim, and salutatorian, Nadia Thieriot! 
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  • Matthew Jones '22

    Matthew Jones named Posse Scholar

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Matthew Jones ‘22 has been selected as a Posse Scholar to The George Washington University.
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  • Wesleyan sophomores participate in the Atlanta Invitation Case Studies program

    Over the weekend, members of the Wesleyan sophomore class and their parents participated in the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (AICS). The Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program is a collective effort of partner metro Atlanta college preparatory independent schools.
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  • College advising office hosts "Guide to Paying for College" event

    On Jan. 26, the college advising office hosted an online webinar with Erik Lips, associate director of financial aid at Emory University. Nearly 60 families attended the "Guide to Paying for College" event, and Lips brought his wit and expertise to the subject of paying for college. Lips presented on and discussed the cost of attendance (COA), expected family contribution (EFC), financial need, FAFSA, and categories, types, and sources of financial aid.

    Current Wesleyan families may view Lips' presentation here
     
    Thank you, again, to Mr. Erik Lips for being such a valuable resource to Wesleyan families.
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  • Kayla Kim

    Kayla Kim and Isiah Hill honored as STAR student and teacher

    The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Kayla Kim as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2021-2022 school year. In turn, Kayla was able to select the teacher who has had the greatest influence on her academic life to be named Wesleyan’s STAR teacher, and she selected Dr. Isiah Hill.
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  • College Advising Office welcomes more than 50 college representatives

    Since August, Wesleyan has welcomed nearly 55 college admissions representatives to meet with our students.  We are thankful that after a year of mostly virtual visits, most of this year’s visits were conducted in person.  These visits provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about schools in a more intimate setting and develop a one-on-one relationship with the representatives who often play a role in reviewing application files.  During most sessions, the representative will share prepared remarks on topics such as academic programs, campus life, scholarships, and financial aid, and then open the floor to students for questions.  Representatives are also able to continue building relationships with the college advisors and share important updates if there have been notable changes to their admissions processes.
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  • Nadia Thieriot

    Nadia Thieriot named Belk Scholarship nominee

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Nadia Thieriot, a Wesleyan Evergreen, is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholar nominees “must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, with student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities.”
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  • Paul Baisier

    Paul Baisier named Park Scholarships nominee

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Paul Baisier been selected by a faculty committee as our nominee for the Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University.
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  • Kayla Kim named Morehead-Cain nomination

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Kayla Kim has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks competitive applicants, who demonstrate moral force of character, academic scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. The scholarship process is extremely selective; only three percent of nominees are awarded the scholarship each year.
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  • Alex Thorne '22

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors twelve Wesleyan students and names one semifinalist

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized eleven Wesleyan seniors. Alex Thorne was named a National Merit Semifinalist, an honor that only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. Alex will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming a finalist and earning scholarship money. The finalists will be announced in February 2021.
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  • Wesleyan names Alex Thorne as nominee for Jefferson Scholarship

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Alex Thorne has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia.  The Jefferson Foundation seeks high school seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a significant contribution to the University of Virginia community as students and to society at large as graduates. In addition to his outstanding academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Alex is an Eagle Scout, a four-year member of the marching band in which he currently serves as Drum Major, and a three-year member of the robotics team. Alex matriculated from Montgomery Elementary to Wesleyan in 2015.
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  • College Advising Office hosts College Night with Director of Admissions at UGA

    On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the College Advising Office was pleased to welcome Barkley Barton II, director of admissions at the University of Georgia, for College Night. Barton shared his unique perspective on the college application process and helped attendees understand what colleges are looking for, how students can set their best foot forward in a competitive applicant pool, and how parents and students can make the college application process less stressful.
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  • 114 high school students and recent alumni earned AP Scholar Awards

    Wesleyan students took 517 AP exams in 2021, and students earned a score of 3 or higher on 86 percent of those exams. Wesleyan is proud to announce that 47 percent of our AP students earned an AP Scholar Award. Comparatively, 22 percent of AP students worldwide earned an AP Scholar Award. Congratulations to 114 high school students and recent alumni who earned recognition as part of the 2021 AP Scholar Awards!
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  • Sophomore Families Benefit from Insiders’ View of College Admissions

    Have you ever wondered what criteria college admissions representatives really consider when reading college applications? Nearly 35 Wesleyan sophomores and their parents were able to demystify the application reading process during the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (AICS) program on Sunday, February 21. 
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  • Jeffrey Hullinger

    Wesleyan Names Jeffrey Hullinger as Belk Scholarship Nominee

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Hullinger is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholars nominees “must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, with student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities.”

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  • Jacob Price

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation Honors Six Wesleyan Seniors and Names One Semifinalist

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized six Wesleyan seniors. Jacob Price was named a National Merit Semifinalist, an honor that only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. Jacob will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming a finalist and earning scholarship money. The finalists will be announced in February 2021.
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  • Wesleyan Names Graddy and Price as Morehead-Cain Scholarship Nominees

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that both Katherine Graddy and Jacob Price have been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominees for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks competitive applicants, who demonstrate moral force of character, academic scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. The scholarship process is extremely selective; only three percent of nominees are awarded the scholarship each year.
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