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Virtual Info Sessions & Campus Visits

Prospective students can:

  •       Explore our beautiful campus through the eyes of our Tartan Ambassadors on our Virtual Campus Tour.
  •       Check out Carnegie Mellon’s common first-year on-campus housing options and ask questions about living on campus with our Virtual Residence Hall Tour
  •       Join our Tartan Ambassadors as they discuss what they’re studying, what they’re researching and how they’re enjoying student life during a Tartan Talk.
  •       Learn more about our colleges and programs, admission process, financial aid and campus life in our hour-long Information Session.
  •       Meet one-on-one with an admission counselor for a 20-30 minute Remote Counseling Sessionto ask any questions they have. 

All online events are accessible by Zoom or phone, and students are welcome to invite you or their family to join them.

  1. Introducing Early Decision II

Hopkins has added an Early Decision II application option to our admissions process. Much like Early Decision I, Early Decision II is a binding agreement that offers students an additional opportunity to indicate Hopkins as their top choice. Students can apply to Hopkins through the Coalition for College application and the Common Application.

  1. Update to Supplemental Essay

Our new essay prompt provides a space for students to share more about their personal context, unique experiences, and perspectives.

  1. Test-Optional Policy for Class of 2025

Due to a decrease in test availability, Hopkins is adopting a test-optional policy for students applying for entry in the fall of 2021. For more information regarding our test-optional policy, visit standardized test information on our website.

  1. Regional Admissions Officer Contact Information

We encourage you and your students to reach out if you have any questions during this upcoming year. You can find the specific admissions officer for your region on our meet the staff page.

  1. Virtual College Planning Resources

We have created a College Planning Toolkit that prospective students and families—as well as our partners across the high school counseling community—can reference as they navigate the college admissions process in the upcoming year.

With all that is new, we are also here for you! If you have any questions about the admissions process or Hopkins in general, please feel free to join our admissions officers for an open Q&A on Tuesday, September 15:


Access Events
9/19 (on campus), 10/17 & 12/12

Join us virtually or on campus (seniors only) for information specifically relating to inclusion at Ursinus College. Topics of academics, student life, support, and resources will be discussed.

Register for Access


One-on-One Campus Visits
Throughout the fall

An admission counselor will cover the “bear necessities” of Ursinus with you and your family, after which you’ll head off on a personalized tour of campus with one of our student ambassadors.

Schedule a Visit


Saturday Campus Visits
Throughout the fall

For your convenience, our Office of Admission will be open most Saturdays during the fall semester for information sessions and tours. High school seniors have the option of adding an interview to their visit.

Schedule a Visit


Transfer Tuesdays
9/29, 10/20, 11/17 & 12/1

Join us on campus for the opportunity to chat with our transfer admission counselor and transfer credit evaluator and tour campus! Transfer Tuesday events are limited to five prospective transfer students and their families.

Register for Transfer Tuesday


Virtual Open Houses
10/24 and 12/5

Hear about admission, financial aid, student life and academics in this comprehensive overview of Ursinus—all from the comfort of your living room!

Register for an Open House


Virtual Financial Aid Nights
9/24, 10/20, 11/12 & 12/14

Join the Office of Student Financial Services for information on types of financial aid, the process of applying for aid and important deadlines.

Save the Dates


Virtual Information Sessions
Throughout the fall

If you live further away or would prefer to interact with us remotely, our virtual information session provides a complete overview of the Ursinus experience...that you can take in from the comfort of your couch!

Register for an Info Session


Virtual Interview/Informal Chat
Throughout the fall

Optional interviews help us get to know prospective students beyond their application! Students who are not rising seniors or transfers can choose to have an informal chat about the admission process with a member of our team.

Schedule an Interview

Join the Davidson College Admission Staff and other admission professionals this fall for a workshops series to help prepare you for the college search and application process.  Sessions will cover topics ranging from essay writing to interview preparation to making the most of virtual college visits.  All workshops are free but space is limited in some sessions.  View the full schedule and register here.  Questions?  Email:
Attend Fordham Hosted Virtual Events 
We recommend one or more of the following programs:
  • Guided Virtual Tour (with current Fordham students)
  • Virtual Hello (hosted by your representative; later times)
  • Virtual Information Session (live, hosted presentation; weekend options)
  • Virtual Ram Session (topic-based, e.g. financial aid or majors; later times)

This fall, we're hosting Turn Tartan Experience, Carnegie Mellon University's online open house event for prospective students.

Students can register for Turn Tartan Experience here!

By attending our Turn Tartan Experience, your students will have the opportunity to experience Carnegie Mellon by choosing which sessions they'd like to attend. Sessions include:

  • Academic college & department information sessions
  • Virtual tours of campus & residence halls
  • Student panels 
  • Coffee with the deans
  • Mock classes
You can see more of our Turn Tartan Experience offerings here!

All online events are accessible by Zoom or phone, and students are welcome to invite family, friends or counselors to join them. If they're not able to attend a live session, many of the sessions will be recorded and posted to our website. 
Virtual High School Visits
One of the silver linings of this year is we will be able to virtually reach schools we previously have not been able to visit in-person. If you are interested in having a Georgia Tech representative conduct a virtual visit with your students this fall, please complete this visit request form to let us know. While our team may not be able to accommodate all requests, we will do our best to meet you and your students’ needs.

Opportunities For Students
We have several online opportunities for students to learn more about Georgia Tech. Please check our first-year visits page for information about our upcoming prospective student webinars, small group discussions, academic sessions, and live virtual campus tours led by Tech tour guides.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is offering up-to-date information to students who are interested in the STEM/STEAM field.

To assist with this, USC has a number of new virtual events. These events will consist of admission informationfaculty roundtables, and student hosted live chats. To register for these events, please go to

Campus Virtual Tours - We have gathered all of the CSU campus virtual tour links in one place for students.  Student can find these links on the Cal State Apply main site under Explore Campuses.  The direct link is:


Free College Guide for First Gens - CRACK THE CODE.  A Guide to College Success for First Gens is a free, downloadable guide that provides information on a variety of topics. The advice in the book revolves around recent interviews with sixty current First Gen students and recent graduates as well as substantial research. The book is available for FREE download from Book Funnel which allows readers to download to a variety of devices. Here is the FREE download code: those who prefer an actual book, a paperback version is available on Amazon for $6.29.

It’s daunting to think about all the choices and opportunities out there when it comes to finding the right school. That’s why we recommend that students start early in order to take the time they need to make an informed and smart decision about where to apply. Check out our blog today for all the things your students should include when building their college lists.

Bentley’s Office of Undergraduate Admission is also hosting a series of virtual events to showcase life at Bentley, giving your students the opportunity to connect with Bentley students, faculty and staff who make up our special community. All three Virtual Preview Days will offer virtual tours and sessions on Admission and Financial Aid. Click here for more information and registration details.

We hope this information, and our entire Admission 101 series, helps you in your search for the right school.
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Hopkins Firsthand
Created for students who are the first in their families to attend college, this series of events will break down every aspect of the college search—from applying for admission and financial aid to identifying a school that is the best match for you.
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Hopkins Senior Preview
and Hopkins DecidED
These programs encourage current seniors to “choose their own adventure” from a range of virtual events, like application and financial aid workshops, plus student panels and small-group chats.
Online Tools
These tools will provide you and your students with information on navigating the application process during this unprecedented year.
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College Planning Toolkit
Our toolkit provides admissions policy updates regarding COVID-19, application tip videos, financial planning resources, and more.
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Essays That Worked 
Check out application essays from our students, selected by our admissions committee, and with our notes on what “worked” in each essay.
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