During the campus closure, Maranatha’s College Counselors will continue to advise and inform our students. They also continue to want to hear from students about their college acceptances and other achievements.
Although Maranatha’s College Counseling Department may not be available for in-person meetings with students, they are still readily available each day through email, Zoom, or Google Hangouts to discuss college information or class schedules. Dean of College Counseling Mike Bell commented, “Our department has reached out to the senior class to encourage them, find out about college acceptances, and assure them that we are still available for questions or concerns.” One of the priorities of the College Counseling Department is to help identify each student’s interests, goals, and desired areas of study, then work with them to see which schools are a good fit.
So far this year, Maranatha seniors have earned acceptance to over 100 colleges and universities across the United States, and the list keeps growing! Schools to which Maranatha seniors have already been accepted, both locally and across the country, include: Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Biola University, Boston University, Cal Baptist University, Cal Lutheran University, Cal Poly Pomona, Chapman University, Fordham University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, New York University, Occidental College, Penn State University, Pepperdine University, Point Loma University, San Diego State, Syracuse University, The Ohio State University, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Washington State, Whitworth, and many others.
Mr. Bell continued, “Along with keeping in contact with our senior class, College Counseling will be making contact with our junior families to remind them to make online appointments with us to discuss college plans, go over the Family Meeting and College Selection Questionnaire, and to discuss any questions or concerns regarding what needs to be done moving towards the college application season. We are also available to discuss schedules for the next school year for each grade level.”
The College Counseling Department will be making plans this week on how they will work together to welcome, provide services, answer questions, and assist in the selection of courses for the 2020-2021 school year. The department makes every effort to assure students and families that there is hope for the future once this present crisis has passed. College Counseling wants to remind our Maranatha students that it is very prudent to be spending time in prayer and planning for the future, even while living in unpredictable times.