Knowledge About College

College, already?! Everyone told you so. Before you even knew it, your senior year is here. Completing your last year of high school comes with taking the first few steps into your future, such as getting ready to apply for college. It can be a really difficult to choose where you want to go as there are over 4,000 colleges and universities to choose from. To help students with this process, Lodi High School conducted its annual College Kick-Off week from Monday, Sept. 13, to Friday, Sept. 17. 

Over 30 colleges and universities came to visit the students of LHS to provide them with valuable information. College admissions counselors discussed a variety of topics about each of their colleges such as applications, acceptance, various majors, financial aid, study life, clubs, activities, and so much more! After the seminar, students were able to ask our guests questions. Students also received brochures and handouts to take with them. As always, College Kick-Off Week was a huge success, allowing students to gain more knowledge about their prospective colleges and introducing them to great schools across the state!

In an interview with senior, Joshue Jaquinet, an attendee of some of these college seminars, he shared how it was very informative in ways such as learning about majors and different opportunities offered. He also noted that he gained insight on the costs of colleges and the different ways he can make it affordable and achievable. Another attendee, Jhannah Sapuay, also explained how the seminar was useful because it helped her realize what she truly wanted to do. She explained how college isn’t the best option for her, but going to these seminars made her realize that it is helpful despite her career choice not requiring a college degree.

The college procedure is a very complex and stressful process. However, with the aid of events like College Kickoff Week, it can definitely make these hard decisions easier. Make sure to keep your eye on future events like these on the Lodi Rampage Club and Event section and keep checking your Naviance accounts!

Colleges that Visited:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • William Paterson University
  • Berkeley College¬†
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Montclair University
  • Bergen Community College
  • University at Albany
  • Seton Hall University
  • Felician University
  • Centenary¬†
  • Ramapo College
  • Kean University
  • Rider University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • FDU, Latino Promise & HACER Program
  • Monmouth University
  • Rowan University
  • St.Elizabeth University
  • Rutgers University – Newark
  • Bloomfield College
  • Mercy College
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick