MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 10, from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The event is open to the public – high school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty, and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools and their parents. Preference is given to high school juniors.

The program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College.

Parents and students will attend separate events that take place concurrently. Students will learn what their responsibilities are as they take the lead in the application process. The workshop will cover the duties of admissions offices as well.

The sessions for parents will outline how they can be supportive and effective throughout their children’s college search. Parents will attend a panel discussion that includes Rick Hazelton, director of college advising at the Hotchkiss School; Allison Stebe, guidance counselor at Middlebury Union High School; and Middlebury College admissions staff. There will also be a presentation and discussion of college application case studies.

Separate sessions will provide a financial aid overview as well as a hands-on review of the common application process.

Following the final presentation, workshop participants may schedule individual afternoon appointments with Middlebury’s Student Financial Services office.

Any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College may join a group information session at 1:30 p.m. followed by campus tours at 2:30 p.m.

Registration for the free workshop is required, and the deadline to register is Monday, June 6. A complete schedule and registration for the workshop, information session, and tour are available online. For more information, contact Joanne Leggett at jleggett@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5388.