Jan 18, 2019
More than 350 eighth-grade students from Humboldt and Del Norte counties will get a taste of college life and its opportunities and benefits at an upcoming “I’ve Been Admitted to College” (IBAC) event at Humboldt State University.
“This event is important because the 8th graders start seeing themselves in college,” says HSU Local Pathways Coordinator Molly Pucillo.
A collaboration between the Humboldt County Office of Education and HSU’s Office of Admissions, HSU hosts multiple IBAC events each year. According to the Office of Education, 36 out of 38 Humboldt County schools that teach eighth graders will attend an IBAC at HSU this year. That’s a total of 1,337 students who will get an early introduction to college, which can stir up interest and improve their chances of being admitted. At least three Del Norte County schools will attend as well.
One teacher told Pucillo that her students couldn’t stop talking about an IBAC event they’d attended last year.
The teacher told her the students “didn’t realize that college was for ‘kids like us,’” Pucillo says. “To me, that’s a powerful testament to the event, and all the people who work together to make it happen.”
For more information about “I’ve Been Admitted to College,” please contact HSU Local Pathways Coordinator Molly Pucillo at 707.826.5481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.