The College Information Center

The CIC (College Information Center) is a centrally located source of college information. The Walnut Hills High School Parent Association in collaboration with the Counseling Office established the CIC in 1997. While the CIC staff is now funded mostly by CPS, the WHHS Parent Association and the WHHS Alumni Foundation continue to augment enhancements and resources for the center. Staff and parent volunteers offer vital support to all Walnut Hills students in their college searches.

CIC services include:
  • Meeting with parents in large groups as part of the evening counseling programming to explain the college entrance test process and college admissions process
  • Alerting sophomores, juniors, and seniors to college testing dates and deadlines
  • Offering “lunch bunch” test reviews where students meet as a group with CIC staff to review a section of the PSAT/SAT or ACT
  • Meeting with students individually to review completed practice tests and to identify test-taking strengths and weaknesses
  • Maintaining a library of sample PSAT/SAT and ACT exams, along with annotated copies, for students to practice test-taking at home
  • Maintaining a library of SAT Subject Tests for student use
  • Offering multiple small group sessions of Common Application Bootcamp for seniors to facilitate completion of The Common Application
  • Offering multiple small group College Essay Workshops for seniors
  • Providing individual assistance, by appointment, for college application essays
  • Offering individual practice interviews for college admission and scholarship consideration
  • Sponsoring two important after-school programs: Interviewing Skills Workshop in the fall and Been There, Done That in the spring
  • Maintaining a library of college bulletins, guides and handbooks
  • Furnishing on-line college and scholarship searches through access on laptop computers in the center
  • Offering “words of the day,” math puzzles, story problems and other critical thinking exercises for all students in grades 7-12

Contact Information

Amanda Siler
Amanda Siler
CIC
513-363-8609
Room: 2205
 
Sandy Uhrig
Sandy Uhrig
College Consultant
513-363-8666
Room: 2205
 
 
 
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