Events with Spiegel College Planning

Spring 2017



Every fall and spring, Mary is invited by local libraries and community organization to share her knowledge of the college admissions world with local families; she has been volunteering her time offering these classes for 15 years, in the belief that this knowledge – coupled with the information and support of the school-based counselors – empowers students and families in their journey to college success.

These informative workshops will help you understand and prepare for the college search, application and admission steps in front of you.  In the spring semester, these workshops are especially helpful for freshmen and sophomores who wish to get a “big picture view” of the college landscape, and juniors will gain very specific “what should I be doing now” advice.

The content is the same in every class, so simply pick the night that works best for you and your student(s).  (Note: it is ideal if your student comes to the class with you, but parents are welcome to attend without the student if they are not available.)

Topics include: H
aving a four- year high school plan.  Developing an appropriate college list. Knowing your academic profile. The role of campus visits and interviews. SAT and ACT test taking decisions and planning. “Inside the admissions office—how do they read the application?”  Recent trends in admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.  And much more!


Fairfield Continuing Education, at Ludlowe Middle School

February 6, 2017, 6:30 – 8 PM

Fee: $20 per family (pay directly to continuing education to defray expenses)

To register, call 203-255-8376; or go to


Fairfield Public Library

March 21, 2017, 6:30- 8:00 PM

Free. To register Call 203 256-3160



Trumbull Public Library

March 22, 2017  7 -8:30 PM

Free. To register call 203-452-5197


Wilton Trackside Teen Center

March 30, 2017, 7 PM

Free to Wilton residents. To register call  203.834.2888



Trumbull Continuing Education, Trumbull High School

April 4, 2017, 6:30 – 8 PM

$20 per family, register at, 203-452-4554