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“What are colleges looking for in my application? Which courses should I take? When should I visit colleges? What do they want to see in my essay? How do I go about paying for college?”

Every year, Van Buskirk engages thousands of college-bound students and their parents around the country in a behind-the-scenes discussion about college planning, transforming eager audiences into admission committees at a fictitious college where they determine the fates of four candidates. “By demystifying the admission process, I help them find that focus while bringing clarity and relevance to a topic that is otherwise complex and stressful. Students see themselves in the candidates they are reviewing. The ‘light goes on’ as they begin to see the effect of choices they make in high school.”

Peter Van Buskirk, former dean of admission at Franklin & Marshall College and author of Winning the College Admission Game, presents strategies that ease the stress while helping families navigate the high-stakes college admission process. Founder of Best College Fit™ Van Buskirk’s commentary on the college admission process has appeared in Family Circle, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. His video interview with senior education reporter, Kim Clark, appears on the U.S. News & World Report website. Van Buskirk will present “The Admission Game” at Vail Christian High School on Monday at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Nancy Whitley at 970-766-4127 or nwhitley@vchs.org.




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