I want to take a second and caution high school students against falling into a trap
that I let myself fall into during my high school days.
We had a guidance counselor who was more interested in when his next meal was rather than actually talking with his students. Because of the man's aloofness, I never went to see him, I never used him as a resource as to what is out there and available post-high school and I missed out on a lot of scholarship money and grand money.
No matter how distant, bizzar, unfriendly... pick an adjective of choice... your guidance counselor is, NEVER be afraid to take initiative and ask for their help with making your future plans. As I suggest to my students... take ownership of your future, but take that ownership respectfully. In the end, you are the ones who have to live another 70+ years on the decisions you'll make now.
When you decide to go to your guidance counselor (I guess the same would hold true for faculty advisors college students)...
1. Any questions you have, write them down and take that list with you. You would be amazed how frequently you forget what you wanted to ask.
2. No matter what your opinion is of the counselor, try your hardest to leave it at the door (I HATED my high school counselor). Treat them with respect and I guarantee this will motivate them to help you find whatever answers you are looking for.
3. If your counselor isn't being helpful, try one of the others at your school or if you are in my students' boat and only have one choice, ask a staff member. If they don't have any information for you, they will at least have referral information.
I have had students graduate from GV and have gone to the following universities for theater, musical theater or technical theater:
Case Western Reserve, OH; Hiram, OH; Brown, RI; Point Park
, PA; Teal, PA; Wright State, OH; Baldwin-Wallace, OH; Cleveland State, OH; I'm running a blank on the others.