College admissions consultant Ellen Whalen, founder of Best Fit College Coaching, will hold a College Admissions Help Desk at Snow Library in Orleans on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, starting Sept. 12. Parents and/or students are welcome to drop in from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Cape Cod Room to meet with Whalen; no appointments are necessary.
Some of the questions Whalen can help with include: What are colleges looking for today? Which colleges are generous with merit aid and scholarships? How do you develop a “hook” to help set yourself apart? How do you show demonstrated interest? What can ninth- and tenth-graders be doing to prepare for the college application process?