YU Students Give Neighbors an Edge

April 8 College EDge Program to Assist Local Public High School Students with College Admissions Process

In an effort to assist local high school students with the college admissions process, Yeshiva University students will present their first annual College EDge Seminar and Fair Day on Friday, April 8 on YU’s Washington Heights Wilf Campus.

The focus of College EDge—created by Jonah Rubin, a pre-med junior at Yeshiva College—is to help educate and inform underrepresented public high school students on their college options and how to properly prepare for and gain admission into the schools of their choice.

The half-day program will include opportunities to meet with representatives from the community, as well as CUNY, SUNY, Ivy League schools and Yeshiva University—with seminars and panel discussions on the admissions and financial aid processes. The day will also feature student-led tours of YU’s campus—giving students a firsthand look at a college environment. Additionally, members of the Wilf Campus Writing Center will run a program on how to effectively write personal statements.

“Many of these students plan to attend college but lack crucial knowledge of its organizational structure and demands,” said Rubin. “We hope that College EDge will provide participants with a better handle on the steps they must take to achieve their ambition of going to college and help breach the intangible barrier between YU and its neighboring community.”

To learn more about College EDge visit www.collegeedge.us.

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