The New York Mets and Kaplan Test Prep to Present College Prep Day at Citi Field on May 3 to Help Students Navigate the Admissions Process

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New York, NY (April 20, 2018) — To help high schools students across the New York City area gear up for the college admissions process, the New York Mets will be hosting College Prep Day on Thursday, May 3 at Citi Field, partnering with Kaplan Test Prep, a premier provider of educational test preparation services. Kaplan will provide guidance and insights to the expected group of approximately 4,000 students on the path to college and how to be stand-out applicants.

As part of College Prep Day, attending students will enjoy video spots featuring Mets players describing their college experiences, as well as exclusive insights from Mets Front Office personnel on the importance of a college education and what the Mets organization looks for when hiring interns and full-time positions. A Kaplan Test Prep executive will also offer guidance for college applicants navigating the admissions process on topics including how to decide which college admissions test is right for you and how to maximize your potential for scholarships. Additionally, Kaplan will share exclusive insights from its annual college admissions officers survey, including how social media factors into the admissions process, and provide an opportunity to secure a scholarship for an SAT® or ACT® prep course. Following the informative program, the event continues with exhibitors on the Mets’ Field Level Concourse where students can meet with admissions advisors who will answer questions and provide information about their colleges and universities. Attendees will then enjoy a day at the ballpark to watch the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves.

“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the Mets to inspire New York area students to succeed in their college admissions journeys,” said Brian Carlidge, executive director of pre-college programs, Kaplan Test Prep. “Both the Mets and Kaplan share strong New York roots and decades of promoting educational programs. Our goal with College Prep Day is to leave attendees feeling well informed, better prepared, and more confident so they can own the college prep process and achieve their goals.”

The event will commence at 11 AM with the Kaplan presentation, followed by the Mets Front Office talk, and then the college fair with exhibitors. If you are a NYC area student who’d like to attend, please contact your school’s guidance office to encourage them to participate. Schools that would like to participate can contact Mark Phillips at or 718.565.4350.

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About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep ( is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Among those tests are the SAT®, PSAT®, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, NCLEX-RN® and bar exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

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