MCPS to Host Show to Help Students Navigate College Admissions

Applying to college isn’t like is used to be due to the impact of the coronavirus. To assist high school juniors and their families, Montgomery County Public Schools launched a new virtual talk show to help students navigate the college admissions process during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Topics include the SAT and ACT, grading, the Advanced Placement test and a range of college admissions and applications topics. High school juniors and their parents/guardians are welcome to submit questions that can be addressed on the pre-recorded show.

Supervisor of MCPS School Counseling Services Dr. Karen Crews says this show will give both students, and parents a better understanding of what colleges are thinking during the COVID-19 pandemic. She says it is designed to address a lot of questions  and concerns.

MyMCMedia spoke with Crews – who is hosting the show – to learn more.

According to a MCPS press release, starting on May 15, the show will broadcast on Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m. on Comcast channel 34, Verizon channel 36 and RCN channel 89. Guest panelists will include representatives from Washington Adventist University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. The Spanish show will broadcast on Mondays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast channel 33, Verizon channel 35 and RCN channel 88. Guest panelists include representatives from Washington Adventist University, and Montgomery College. The show will be hosted by MCPS communications specialist Melissa Rivera.

Questions may be submitted here. If you have questions in Spanish, please submit them here.


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