To help high schools students across the New York City area gear up for
the college admissions process, the New York Mets will be hosting College
Prep Day on Thursday, May 3 at Citi Field, partnering with Kaplan
Test Prep, a premier provider of educational test preparation services.
Kaplan will provide guidance and insights to the expected group of
approximately 4,000 students on the path to college and how to be
As part of College Prep Day, attending students will enjoy video spots
featuring Mets players describing their college experiences, as well as
exclusive insights from Mets Front Office personnel on the importance of
a college education and what the Mets organization looks for when hiring
interns and full-time positions. A Kaplan Test Prep executive will also
offer guidance for college applicants navigating the admissions process
on topics including how to decide which college admissions test is right
for you and how to maximize your potential for scholarships.
Additionally, Kaplan will share exclusive insights from its annual
college admissions officers survey, including how social media factors
into the admissions process, and provide an opportunity to secure a
scholarship for an SAT® or ACT® prep course.
Following the informative program, the event continues with exhibitors
on the Mets’ Field Level Concourse where students can meet with
admissions advisors who will answer questions and provide information
about their colleges and universities. Attendees will then enjoy a day
at the ballpark to watch the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves.
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the Mets to inspire
New York area students to succeed in their college admissions journeys,”
said Brian Carlidge, executive director of pre-college programs, Kaplan
Test Prep. “Both the Mets and Kaplan share strong New York roots and
decades of promoting educational programs. Our goal with College Prep
Day is to leave attendees feeling well informed, better prepared, and
more confident so they can own the college prep process and achieve
The event will commence at 11 AM with the Kaplan presentation, followed
by the Mets Front Office talk, and then the college fair with
exhibitors. If you are a NYC area student who’d like to attend, please
contact your school’s guidance office to encourage them to participate.
Schools that would like to participate can contact Mark Phillips at [email protected]
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by the College Board. ACT® is a registered
trademark of ACT, Inc. Neither endorses this event.
About Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com)
is a premier provider of educational and career services for
individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the
world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of
online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital
products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized
tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and
graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys,
physicians and nurses. Among those tests are the SAT®,
PSAT®, ACT®, GRE®,
GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®,
NCLEX-RN® and bar exams. Kaplan also provides private
tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.
Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company
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