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Bergen County Hosts 'Navigating College Admissions Successfully' Zoom Presentation


By: Najla Alexander 

On January 25 at 7 p.m., Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC, are offering and will lead the Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen officials announced. 

According to officials, registration is required at

Officials say that the recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. 

With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies and increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants, officials said. 

Record high numbers of applications result in low acceptance rates, which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

They will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline, and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and according to officials can help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

Officials say they will examine the holistic admissions review process and what admissions officers consider essential when they review applicants and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth, and a way to showcase a student’s character.

Officials stated that admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able. 

Registration is required at