College Admissions Q&A
By Alison Nowicki
The Guidance & Counseling Department is hosting a College Admissions Q&A session for students and parents in the Class of 2021. Our special guest is Drew Carter, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, who is eager to answer your questions about testing, admissions in the time of COVID, and anything else on your mind. Join us Wednesday, September 30th at 1pm! To help us plan, please submit your questions ahead of time on this form.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 30, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: My WebinarCollege Admissions Q&A with Drew Carter, The College of the Holy Cross
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College Guidance Network
September 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
This week's episode takes a look at the college application process from the student perspective. Three seniors from Massachusetts high schools will be joined by the dean of admissions from Dartmouth and a Boston-area college counselor to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the admissions process in the midst of a pandemic. Please share this information with your families. On this episode, parents and college-bound students will learn:
- How to assess campus fit and vibe via virtual engagement
- Early versus Regular Decision options
- Making the most of talents and interests as extracurricular activities are disrupted by remote school schedules
- Perspectives on standardized testing as optional this year
- Advice on framing a personal narrative through the essay
Moderator Lee Coffin, Dean of Admissions at Dartmouth College joined by Meredith Reynolds, Associate Director of College Guidance at The Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bob Bardwell, Executive Director, Mass School Counseling Association will join Lee and Meredith to answer your questions during live Q&A.
To view a full list of upcoming episodes and view archived episodes, visit our programming page.
Free Financial Aid Application Webinars
The Massachusetts Education Financing Authority (MEFA) will not be doing school-based presentations this year, however, they are offering webinars covering different aspects of the financial aid application process. Please use the link below to view the list of upcoming events, including Understanding the FAFSA on September 28th and the CSS Profile on September 29th.
There are also several webinars that provide information and clarity on the entire financial aid application process. For the Class of 2021 families, the financial aid application process begins on October 1st, so we encourage you to utilize these free resources as much as needed.