College Visits

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Click here or on the logo to connect with Jefferson.
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These are available to interested students, and range in topics from relatively general (How to Navigate a Virtual College Search, for example) to Agnes Scott-specific (Agnes Scott Scholarships and Financial Aid, Agnes Scott Student Support, etc).
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Update 7/15/2020: Willamette will have on-campus instruction in the fall.w
Click here to discover Willamette virtually.
If you have any questions or are unable to commit to our regularly scheduled visit programming, please contact our Campus Visit Coordinator at dschecht@willamette.edu or 503-375-5367. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Students can register for one or multiple workshops - use this link if you are looking for extra support in your college search. Our admissions counselors will cover a new topic every week. Plus, it's FREE!  

Workshop Wednesdaysm
July & August 2020
10:00–11:00 AM Hawaii Time

rJoin us for Virtual Summer Visiting Days to see firsthand why our students go on to change the world. During this interactive virtual event you will be able to:

  • Attend an admissions and financial aid session
  • Hear from our students
  • Learn about academics during our Academic Overview
  • Ask any questions that you have about the Rensselaer Student Experience
There are several days to take advantage of this robust virtual event - we hope you will join us! Register today for one of our July and August virtual events: Tuesday, July 28; Thursday, August 6; Friday, August 14, 2020. 

If you are unable to make this event, we have several other ways you can connect with campus. We offer general information session webinars and a variety of other webinars on specific academic and student life topics. Visit go.rpi.edu/visit to sign up for these opportunities.
rCollege & Careers at RIT is about just that. It’s the opportunity for rising seniors to spend time interacting with college faculty, exploring their possible areas of interest, doing career exploration, learning something new about themselves, and giving their future a test drive. For parents, it’s a chance to learn about the college search process along with financial aid.
Click on the logo to register.
 

Navigating Fall 2021 Admissions

   

Saturday, August 8, 7:00 a.m. Hawaii time

   

During this session, we’ll be discussing what rising/incoming high school seniors and their families can expect during the coming year, how COVID-19 has had an impact on admissions, and what we’re doing to assist applicants through the process.

 

The DigiPen Experience

   

Wednesday, August 12, 12:00 p.m. Hawaii time

   

This Online Information Session gives a broad overview of DigiPen, from the unique community and education you’ll find here, to the success we’ve helped our alumni achieve in their respective industries.

nPlease join us this summer for an online information session led by the admission deans and directors from each institution.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

All sessions are scheduled in Pacific Standard Time and are identical in format. Please sign up for the session that works best for you! Space is limited and we request that you register as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact us at admission@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3211.

About the Northwest 5

The Northwest 5 Colleges Consortium comprises five premier liberal arts colleges in Oregon and Washington:

Lewis & Clark College – Portland, OR

Reed College – Portland, OR

University of Puget Sound – Tacoma, WA

Whitman College – Walla Walla, WA

Willamette University – Salem, OR

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We invite rising seniors and juniors to join Macalester faculty, students and alumni for a panel discussion on Native midentities, culture and activism on campus and within the Twin Cities.
Click here or the graphic to register.

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to invite you and your students to iCLA's first ever virtual open campus event for iinternational students on Saturday, August 22nd. 

 

As part of our interactive online open campus, your students can:

  • Take part in a live demo lesson
  • Get top tips for interview techniques and personal statement writing
  • Take a campus tour
  • Ask iCLA students anything
  • And much more!

Pre-registration is required, and can be completed by heading to this page.

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Prologue to Bates

Committed to the ideals of inclusion and egalitarianism.

A fly-in program geared towards students entering their senior year who express interest in being a part of our inclusive and pluralistic community.

Welcome all to apply, especially students who are first-generation-to-college, low-income, and/or historically underrepresented in higher education.

Free Transportation (to Maine), housing and meals

Sunday, October 11, 2020 to Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Click here or on the logo for more information.
Class of 2021 - let Ms. Nii or Mr. Teraoka know if you are interested in being nominated by September 6, 2020.

Venue: Hawaii Baptist Academy - Stan Sagert Campusc

Address: 2429 Pali Highway

City, State/Province: Honolulu, Hawaii

Zip/Postal Code: 96817

Click here or on the logo to register.

You can also download The Guide to Christian Colleges and Universities at this site.

bExplore Bowdoin is a virtual college visit program for high-achieving low-income and/or first-generation high school seniors who come from diverse backgrounds or rural areas.

Our week-long Explore Bowdoin virtual program invites high school seniors to learn about Bowdoin and help guide them through the application process. Students will meet faculty members, current students, and navigate the week under the mentorship of an admissions officer. Sessions will include Q&As with Bowdoin's president and the dean of admissions, and students and their families can schedule one-on-one appointments with financial aid counselors. 

We are offering two program dates for students to choose from with different evening programming start times to accommodate time zone differences.

Explore Bowdoin 1: September 13-19 at 1 pm Hawaii Time (Deadline to apply: August 14)
Explore Bowdoin 2: October 18-24 at 3 pm Hawaii Time (Deadline to apply: September 18)

Click on either date to register.

Attend an Explore Bowdoin info session to learn more. Counselors, teachers, students and their families are all welcome to attend. The 15-minute Zoom presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.

To apply to Explore Bowdoin, students will submit a short application, a 200-word response, and a graded paper from their junior year along with an unofficial copy of their high school transcript. Application to Explore Bowdoin is test-optional. 

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The Virtual Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, is a two-day online visit program designed to introduce high school seniors to diversity and community at Tufts University. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about Tufts through guided virtual tours with current students, interactive student panels, application and financial aid presentations, and conversations with representatives from our identity-based resource centers.

There is no cost to participate in this virtual program.

October 17-October 18, 2020

Application form and unofficial transcript required.

Apply here or click on the logo.

For questions regarding the Voices program, please email voices@tufts.edu or call (617) 627-3170.

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CTCL (Colleges That Change Lives)
Virtual Tours
400+ Presentations from 500+ Colleges in 45 states and 13 countries
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NACAC’s College Admission Status Update is a central resource of information about changes in college admission as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

You’ll find information on each institution’s plans and policies for admission events; for consideration of high school transcripts and standardized test scores; for decision and deposit dates; for fall tuition and registration plans; and more.

Click on the logo to search for schools you need to know about!

How to Write the College Application + Supplemental Essays

 

Junior Night: What can I be doing right now? (Part 1)

Part 2 - Planting Seeds for Your College Application & Essays

 

How to Research Colleges (Without Visiting A Campus)

cIf you’re a 10th or 11th grader getting a headstart on college research, or a 12th grader still trying to decide where you’ll be the next four years, this guide covers four of my favorite resources.

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Essay Writing Boot Camp.

Brainstorming + Picking a Topic, Write a first draft, Revising your first draft, Write a second draft, Upleveling your essay.

 

What Makes a Personal Statement Great: A Summer College Essay Kick-off Webinar

 

How to Write About Coronavirus/COVID-19 In Your College Essay & Application.

 

5 Productivity Tools That Budding Entrepreneurs Can Use This Summer

 

How to Write a Great Letter of Continued Interest (Guide + Example): If you’ve been waitlisted to one of your top choices, it might help to write a short letter of continued interest to the school. In this guide, I share some things to consider before writing it, how to write a great one, plus advice from a current admission officer. Note that these letters tend to matter a little more for schools that actually track demonstrated interest. Which schools are those? Find out in this demonstrated interest guide. (FWIW, the UCs and Ivies don't tend to track demonstrated interest, but it's still important to go through the steps they recommend so you can stay in the running--see full guide above for more.)

 

How to Decide Where to Attend: A few exercises (some of which are fun) to help you make the final decision. Note that many schools have moved their decision date to June 1. Here's a list of those schools.

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2 Great Financial Aid Tools
  • Finding colleges that would give a student better financial aid and/or merit scholarships.

SwiftStudent: New Tool to Appeal Financial Aid Awards 

  • Appealing a financial aid award.

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Immersion: Two-Week Program

July 20-31, 2020

  • Find a passion that drives you by exploring academic courses across multiple disciplines (including environmental science, psychology, criminology and criminal justice, education, nursing, humanities and economics)
  • Speaker series
  • On and off campus experiential learning excursions
  • FAFSA workshop

College admissions workshop

College life workshop

For rising grades 11, 12.

cJoin the Illinois Institute of Technology, DePaul UniversityUniversity of Chicago and University of Illinois-Chicago for this exciting event featuring what it's like to live, learn, and grow in the city of Chicago. You'll hear from current students from each institution about how they've navigated their college experiences in the following panel discussions:

  • First-Year Experience
  • Study Abroad
  • Career Outcomes and Hands-On Learning
  • Arts at the Institution
  • Student Engagement and Services
  • Research
Click here or on the logo to register.
Questions? Contact Illinois Tech Admissions at visit@iit.edu.
bIs Barnard the right college for you? Our Admissions Counselors designed a series of virtual events—Summer Open House, live Information Sessions, and Ask A Student chats—to help determine if Barnard is the right fit for you.
Click here or the logo to learn more.
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2020 Windows on Williams (WOW) application is now available.
All-expenses-paid opportunity to experience the Williams community.
Preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.

WOW participants:
  • stay in dorms with current students,
  • attend classes, meet with professors,
  • and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. 
 
We hope to be able to host students on campus, but if that's not possible, we'll offer a virtual WOW experience.
Two WOW program dates: September 24-26 and October 15-17
Two deadlines: July 1 or August 15.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Click here or on the logos for more information.
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35 European Colleges/Programs and counting!
During the month of JUNE
Join the webinars you want.
Click here or the logos to register.
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Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience (Voices)
Class of 2021 - let Ms. Nii or Mr. Teraoka know if you are interested in being nominated.

The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are overnight fly-in programs designed to expose high school seniors to the diversity of the Tufts community. Participants have the opportunity to experience academic and social life by staying in a residence hall with an undergraduate student, attending seminar classes and lectures from professors, eating meals in the dining halls, and watching a student-led performance showcase. We will purchase transportation for students for whom the trip to Boston would present a financial hardship.

 

While fall 2020 dates will be announced soon, students will apply to and attend one of the following Voices programs:

 

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

OCTOBER 2020

ARTS & SCIENCES EXPERIENCE

INCLUDING STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

OCTOBER 2020

Deadline to make your request to Ms. Nii or Mr. Teraoka: June 15, 2020.

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Discover Swarthmore is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country.

Class of 2021 - let Ms. Nii or Mr. Teraoka know if you are interested in being nominated.

Prospective students get a taste of the college experience, including the opportunity to:

meet current students, learn from

faculty members,

eat in our dining hall,

and spend a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts.

September 17-19, 2020, and October 22-24, 2020.

Nomination and Selection Criteria

Discover Swarthmore is open to all rising high school seniors. The selection committee prioritizes applications from students with the following characteristics:

  • Underrepresented students (African-American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Middle Eastern and North African, and Native and Indigenous American)
  • First generation in their family to attend college
  • Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus

Nominations are due June 15, 2020

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Women of Distinction Program

Opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students.

Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.

The application will be available on Wednesday, May 1, 2020.

The program will take place on October 16-18, 2020.

Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - June 12, 2020.
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Online Info sessions via Zoom
These will be in English and Japanese
Click on the session name to register.
 
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Sunday, May 31, 2020

3 p.m. Pacific Time

Webinar link sent upon registration.

 

OR

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

5 p.m. Pacific Time

Webinar link sent upon registration.

 

An RSVP is required.

Click on the date to register or click on the graphic to learn more.

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Welcome to the Hudson River College Cruise! 
College admission experts from Bard, The Culinary Institute of America, Marist, RPI, Vassar, and West Point will present on various topics designed to help make your college search and application process less stressful and more productive, despite world events. 

Tuesday, June 9th 12:00-2:00pm Hawaii time

6:00 PM                Engineering Your College Essay: A STEM Perspective on College Essays -

7:00 PM                Application Review: What You Can and Cannot Control

8:00 PM                Admission to The U.S. Military Academy at West Point  

Wednesday, June 10th 12:00-2:00pm Hawaii time

6:00 PM                Hospitality & Culinary Schools

7:00 PM                COVID-19 and Your College Search

8:00 PM                The Power Of A Liberal Arts Education

Click here or on the graphic to register

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June 3 and 4. This event is over, but check the website for information.
Click here or on the logo to register.
Register anyway to access the recordings.
  • University of Michigan | Thinking Ahead Now: College & Your Future
  • Harvard College | Student Perspectives on Exploring Your College Match
  • Stanford University | 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before College
  • University of Chicago | How Are Applications Reviewed in the Test-Optional Era
  • Princeton University  | Highlighting Your Story in the College Application
  • The Gates Scholarship  |  Let's Talk Finding Scholarships 
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SRT Webinar Series
Study in Ireland!
This event is over, but check their website for more information.
  • Education Ireland
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • University College Cork
  • Dublin City University
  • University of Limerick
  • Technological University Dublin
Click on the date to register.

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FREE ONLINE COLLEGE BLOCK PARTY:

Two-day, LIVE chat and online college access workshops.

This event is over, but if you sign up you will receive the recording.

Diversity admissions experts and current college students will be sharing key admissions insights to better support first-generation, under-resourced students throughout the college-going process. 

COLLEGE PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

University of California - Berkeley, COLGATE, Emory, TUFTS, Smith, & Washington University in St. Louis

We will discuss the following:

  • How will COVID-19 impact your college application
  • Essay Writing: Tips to Start College Personal Statement
  • A Crash Course: Financial Aid & Scholarships Timeline
  • The Women's College Experience
  • College 101: En Español for Spanish Speaking Families
Click on the logo to register.

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Virtual Conference and College Fair

This event is over, but check their website for more information.

6am-2pm Hawaii Time

Three Days to Master the College Search

  • Three days of live-stream presentations will help students and families understand:
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the admission process
  • Financial aid and financial award programs
  • How to balance the application: test scores, essay, extracurriculars, etc.
  • Multicultural, first generation, and accessibility/disability resources on college campuses
  • How to find the best college fit/choose a major
  • What to expect the first year on campus

...and so much more.

Click on the graphic for more and to register.

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Thinking about taking a Gap Year?

Sessions for Students & Families

 

This event is over, but check their website for more information.

Thursday, May 14 at Noon ET

RSVP  

                  

Friday, May 15 at Noon ET

RSVP  

  

All attendees are welcome, but this session is ideal to help interested students and families evaluate if the AU Gap program is the right option for their academic journey.

 

Hear from AU Gap program faculty and former students on their experiences with the AU Gap Program.

Learn details about course topics, class assignments, guest speakers, internship experiences, and campus engagement.

email: mentorship@american.edu

phone: 202-895-4936

10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR COLLEGE DECISION WITHOUT VISITING CAMPUS

aAndrew Cohen shares a list of ways to get a feel for an institution without ever stepping foot on campus.

Read or listen here, or click on the title.

Signing up for a college visit is a commitment that you are making. College reps come to our school even if you are the only one signed up. Your registration means one less place is available for others. Two (2) no-shows to visits means you cannot attend future visits without permission from H-101, even if you've already registered.

 

How to attend a college visit in H-101: (open to all students)

Sign up on Naviance

  • Login
  • What's New shows visiting schools
  • more info/register takes you to the registration page
  • Click
  • PRINT the Confirmation page. Your confirmation becomes your "Ticket" to attend.

 

Check in to class FIRST. Ask your teacher for permission and a signature to attend the visit.    Teacher signature on your ticket is required for entry.

 

If you change your mind or can no longer attend the visit, please remove yourself from the list at least 3 days before the visit.  Failure to do so may result in your being removed from future visit lists.

 

Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the start of the visit.

 

Remember, demonstrated interest matters. See you in H101!

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Kaiser HS college visits will be:
  • Virtual
  • Outside of class time
  • Still a great way to show dedicated interest.
  • An addition to all of the other ways you can find about about colleges you're interested in.