"Getting Ready for College," a free three-part series presented by Jewish Family Service of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien in conjunction with the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library in Stamford, begins on Monday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 115 Vine Road. The subsequent sessions are Nov. 19 and Dec. 3.
Designed for students in eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th grades and their parents, the program provides the tools to successfully complete the college admissions process.
Claire Friedlander, Jewish Family Service college consultant, is a National Board-certified counselor and is a member of the American Counseling Association and National Association for College Admission Counseling. She is the organizer and moderator for the annual JFS program, College Ahead!, featuring guest panelists in college admissions.
Friedlander earned her master's degree in guidance and counseling from Michigan State University. She was the director of guidance for Stamford Public Schools before becoming director of pupil personnel services at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, N.Y. She writes articles on college trends in various publications and visits several colleges and universities every year.
Getting Ready for College will review the steps necessary to achieve stress-free management of the college admission process. At each session, Friedlander will answer questions from the attendees.