Fifth Form College Program

The Fifth Form College Program is a two-day winter event designed to help juniors and their parents better understand the college process. The Mock Application Review is an invaluable part of the program, during which visiting college admission officers assess mock applications from Berkshire.

Parents learn first-hand how college application decisions are made, giving them an advantage during the lengthy, competitive process. Connecticut College, Davidson, UCLA, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), University of Notre Dame, Sewanee, University of Richmond, Skidmore, and Trinity have been among the recent college admission panelists.

2018 Fifth-Form College Program

Wednesday, Jan. 31

3:00 p.m.
ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
Lobby, Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
COLLEGE PLANNING SEMINARS FOR PARENTS
Crawford Lecture Hall,Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center

3:30–4:10 p.m.
COLLEGE PROCESS AT BERKSHIRE
Q&A Session

4:10-4:15 p.m.
BREAK

4:15–5:00 p.m.
PARENT PANEL
Crawford Family Lecture Hall,Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center

5:00 p.m.
DINNER
North Alcove of Benson Commons

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PANEL*
Colgate University, Dickinson College, University of Virginia, Wheaton College
Allen Theater

*All Fourth and Fifth Formers are required to attend

Thursday, Feb. 1

8:00 a.m.
COFFEE
Great Room, Berkshire Hall

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
MOCK APPLICATION REVIEW (College Admissions Officers from Colgate University, Dickinson College, University of Virginia, Wheaton College)
Great Room, Berkshire Hall

11:15 a.m.
CLOSING WITH COLLEGE COUNSELING STAFF
Great Room, Berkshire Hall

Please note that all Fifth Formers are required to attend classes Thursday morning.

More Details

The College Admissions Panel on Wednesday evening, January 31st, features four admissions officers from colleges and universities of varying admissions selectivity, size, and geography. This is a convenient opportunity for current Fifth Formers and their parents to learn more about the process and expectations of college admissions.

The Mock Application Review on Thursday morning, February 1st, features the visiting college admissions officers' review and assessment of mock applications from Berkshire. This is a unique window into how college admissions decisions are made. It is historically the most interesting and informative component of the two-day program for parents.

Although Berkshire athletic contests are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, any students with away games are scheduled to return to campus in time to attend the College Admissions Panel that evening.

Please follow the link for a list of local accommodations.