The college application process can be daunting enough under ideal circumstances, and additional challenges stand in the way of many students affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is one of five regional institutions serving as hosts for “Operation Apps,” a program of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) to help students submit their applications correctly and on time this year.
Professionals from NACAC and area colleges and universities have volunteered their time and services to provide students affected by the storm with individualized help. Stockton’s admissions office will be open Saturday, December 15, from 10 am to 4 pm to provide services in reviewing and/or completing college applications. Computers will be available to submit online applications, and there will be help with college essay completion, college list development and financial aid information and advice.
“Stockton is within easy reach of many of the affected coastal communities,” said Associate Director of Admissions Marketing and Communications Alisa Hogan. “We hope to see a good turnout and help a lot of students.”
Hogan said she was still looking for high school guidance counselors to help with the event. To volunteer or for more information, contact Hogan at 609-652-4839 or email operationappNJ@gmail.com
--Press release from Stockton College