College Planning Workshop Registration Open


College Planning Workshop

for HCHS Junior Students and Parents

Sunday, February 9, 2020

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The annual College Planning Workshop will be held on 

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 12:00 pm-3:30 pm.

The Hinsdale Central PTO and the Guidance Department co-host this event for junior students and their parents.

This workshop is designed to provide juniors and their parents with some guidance as they prepare to navigate the college application process.

After an introduction, students will participate in 4 breakout sessions focused on the college search and application process.  The breakout sessions include:

  • College Applications, from the Perspective of a College Admissions Rep
  • A Student’s Journey – Finding the Right College Fit
  • Application Essays – Take a Deep Breath
  • HCHS Senior Student Panel – How I Selected My College List

In addition, students may choose to participate in a mock college interview, conducted by a trained interviewer.  Following the interview, the student and an interview observer will review the recorded interview, discuss, and practice strategies for improvement.

We have a limited number of interview slots.  Slots will be filled in the order registrations are received.

All juniors who would like to attend the workshop must register whether or not they choose to have an interview.

The workshop also includes a 90-minute Parent Session.  The session is delivered by a panel of HCHS parents and includes plenty of time for Q&A about the college application process.

Register Here for the 2020 College Planning Workshop

For more information or questions, please contact Kristy Giltner at