Fayette Academy hosts an annual College Fair for all upper school students. Representatives from various colleges and universities meet with students to provide vital information on the admissions process for their institution as well as important financial aid information. Each year the College Fair is concluded by a luncheon for the seniors, parents, and admissions counselors. This year’s College Fair will be hosted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
The goal of College App Week is to build excitement and enthusiasm around the college application process and provide students with financial aid/scholarship information. College App week will be held October 9-12, 2018. Dixie Spencer, TN REDI, and Lori Mitchum, TSAC, will meet with senior parents to discuss state financial aid, FAFSA, and TN Promise. Seniors will also meet with TN REDI representative, Dixie Spencer, to learn about and apply for the TN Promise Scholarship. Seniors will have the opportunity to travel to the University of Tennessee at Martin Somerville Center to tour the campus as well as participate in two college lectures in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Also during College App Week, Mrs. Taylor Smith will meet with seniors during their English class to discuss scholarships explicitly offered to Fayette Academy students as well as provide application material for these scholarships.
In the spring, college admissions counselors from various universities and institutions meet with the rising seniors. Junior recruiting puts a flip on the traditional college fair: admissions counselor tables with students browsing tables. At junior recruiting, students are placed at round tables with five students per group. Representatives host a roundtable discussion with each table for five minutes before they are required to move on to the next table. Representatives continue to work through the tables until each student group has spoken with every admissions counselor present. Junior recruiting for the 2018-2019 school year is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Fayette Academy is hosting a College Signing Day to celebrate the senior class of 2019 making the important decision to enroll in college and pursue their dreams. On April 25, 2019, our seniors will declare what they want to do with their future and where they will go after high school. We will also award graduation cords to deserving seniors during this event. All senior parents are invited to attend. The purpose of College Signing Day is to build excitement around going to college. The event is a time for the entire school community to celebrate the achievements of our seniors.