Winning the College Admissions Game
Workshop at Gunn Memorial Library

College Counselor Francesca Morrissey, of Independent College Counseling Services in New Milford, will lead a workshop Winning the College Admissions Game. This interactive program will take place at, CT. ().

Do you ever wonder who “gets in” and “why?” Not all things carry equal weight, importance or value when it comes to the college admissions process. College admissions reps love to talk about their “holistic” approach to assessing a student’s application materials, but what does that really mean and why does it differ from school to school? In this interactive program, Francesca will share her wit and wisdom on such critical issues as the complexities and nuances of the application and admissions process, the hidden agendas of colleges and provide insight into how decisions are made.  Participants will gain insight to help find the colleges that fit them best and to make decisions that help them compete for admission.

Whether planning for college, applying to college or just thinking about college, this workshop is a must-attend for high school students (grades 9-11) and their parents.

Francesca Morrissey has a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland and an M.A. in English Literature from Iona College and has worked in various industries over the past 25 years. Currently, in addition to working as an Independent College Consultant who guides high school students and their parents through the college admissions process, Francesca continues to teach a wide range of classes (including history, language arts, American sign language and AP English) to students of varying ages at Education Without Walls, a community resource sharing center located in downtown New Milford.  She also hosts workshops and seminars on specific college topics, works with middle schoolers and their parents on researching and applying to independent private secondary schools, and regularly offers one-on-one and group standardized test prep. Francesca is the mother of four great kids – 3 of whom are currently in college and the youngest of whom she homeschools. Visit:

Tuesday, February 6, 6 pm
Snowdate: Tuesday, February 13, 6 pm

Registration is requested.

Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at Route 47 on the Green