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College Connection: Week of April 22

Dear Mount Vernon Parents,

It is an exciting time of the year to be a senior! May 1 is National Decision Day, the deadline for seniors to choose which college to attend.  As we continue to celebrate their college acceptances, be sure to follow along via #mvpins on Twitter.

CAROLINAS COLLEGE TOUR DEADLINE EXTENDED: There are only 5 spots left on our  Summer College Tour of the Carolinas! If you are interested in in joining us, please be sure to register by Friday, May 4, 2018!

The tour is open to current students in grades 9-11 and will take place June 4-8, 2018. We will depart bright and early on the 4th and return the evening of the 8th. The colleges we will tour include:

Clemson University
Furman University
NC State University
Duke University
UNC, Chapel Hill
Elon University
Wake Forest University
High Point University
Appalachian State University
Davidson College

That’s 10 colleges in 5 days! For more information about this tour, and to register for this incredible opportunity please click here.  

Is your student interested in attending a Service Academy?  Service Academy Day is Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.  Register here to learn more about each Service Academy’s unique application process.

SUMMER PROGRAM OF THE WEEK: Is your student interested in the fields of humanities, STEM or the arts? Tulane University’s pre-college summer programs, gives students the opportunity to build their resume while engaging in an immersive college experience. Check out all their great courses here.

Finally, we would like to provide you with a few “save the dates” for several important college-related events. As a reminder, students hoping to attend a college visit should plan ahead, as there is a process in place that requires permission from their teacher to miss class.


Date College Time
April 24 University of Kentucky 2:00 p.m.
April 25 Columbus State University (GA) 12:00 p.m.


Date Event
April 26 Last Senior Breakfast & College Meeting


Registration deadline for the the June 2 SAT is May 3, 2018

Registration deadline for the June 6 ACT is May 4, 2018
Registration deadline for the July 14 ACT is June 15, 2018


Erin McCubbin,
Upper School Head of Academic and College Counseling

Ryan May,
Associate Director of College Counseling

Aerial Dickerson,
Associate Director of College Counseling