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.
College Application and Exploration Week
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 2018. Seniors will meet with TN REDI representative, Dixie Spencer, to learn about the TN Promise Scholarship. Dixie Spencer will return to Fayette Academy later in the week to meet with parents about important financial aid information. Seniors will also travel to the University of Tennessee at Martin Somerville Center to tour campus as well as participate in two college lectures. During College App Week the Upper School counselor will meet with seniors during their English class to discuss scholarships offered specifically to Fayette Academy students as well as provide application material for these scholarships.
Junior Spring Recruiting
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 round table 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.
College Signing Day
Fayette Academy is hosting a College Signing Day to celebrate the senior class of 2018 making the important decision to enroll in college and pursue their dreams. On April 26, 2018, 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.