Mock Admissions Case Studies

Thursday, 3/16 from 6pm-8:00pm 

RSVP Closed. Walk-Ins are Welcome!

One of the best college counseling events of the year! All 10th and 11th grade students and parents are invited to attend. Participants are placed in small "admissions committees" to review 3 candidates with a college admissions officer. As a group, you review all aspects of the application and determine how the candidates compare to the university profile in order to decide who should be admitted, denied, and wait-listed.


  • All participants should read the 3 sample college admissions applications prior to the event.
  • The sample applications will be discussed in small groups led by a college admissions officer. As a group, you will decide which students will be accepted, denied, or deferred.

You will learn the following:

  • What colleges look for in an applicant
  • What colleges value academically and how a student spends their free time
  • How difficult it is to choose between applicants
  • How students can evaluate their own strengths, skills, and qualities they bring to the process and how to convey them on their college application

Prior to the event, please print or download the following files to your phone/laptop to use during the event.

University Profile

Candidate Review Form

APP - Maya Carter

APP - Zac Romero

App - Jonah Morris

College Fair

After the committee portion of the event ends, these college admissions officers will be available to talk with you in the gym during the college fair from 7:30pm-8:00pm.

Schools Attending

  • Southern Methodist University

  • American University of Paris

  • Lafayette College

  • Marist College

  • Miami University-Oxford

  • Loyola Chicago

  • University of Iowa

  • Seton Hall University

  • Indiana University

  • University of Arizona

  • Syracuse University

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • The Catholic University of America

  • The University of Utah

  • High Point University

  • Purdue University

  • University of Missouri

  • Michigan State University

  • Belmont University

  • Bucknell University

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Rochester

  • Hawaii Pacific University

  • Xavier University

  • DePaul University

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Oregon State University

  • The Ohio State University

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Ohio University

  • Northern Michigan University

  • Hillsdale College

  • Temple University