Sixty area high school rising juniors and seniors recently participated in a free two-day, overnight program at Bloomfield College for college-bound students offered through the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC).
“Through Camp College, we welcomed eager college-bound students to campus for a valuable college preparation program. They gained the experience of staying on a college campus and hearing from experts about how to prepare for college admission,” said Bloomfield College’s Associate Director of Admission and Campus Visitation, Mark Ruff, who served as one of the NJACAC Camp College North tri-chairs for this special on-campus event.
Participants, many from the Newark Public Schools and throughout the state, received hands-on support on the financial aid process and filling out college applications. While on the Bloomfield campus, they also attended college to careers workshops and a college fair meeting with more than 30 college admissions counselors. The presentations were delivered by various New Jersey high school counselors and college admissions representations.
The selection process for participation in Camp College included completing an application through the NJACAC. Submitting an essay and a letter of recommendation from their high school guidance counselor were among the requirements.
NJACAC, the state’s affiliate of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), is comprised of 1,200+ professionals dedicated to the goal of helping students navigate the college application process to successfully transition from high school to college. NACAC is the only professional association whose members come from secondary schools, community-based organizations, colleges and universities.