PCC INFO SESSIONS
PCC Info Sessions
Information Session Dates
• Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 from 5-6 pm o Register here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-ytqzwrG9XCA-bclP4-Hwt0TgI1ekPk
• Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 from 5-6 pm o Register here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsf-irpzovHtPQKmAvnVn9Bfyki3FrQDEh
Carnegie Mellon Online Visit Opportunities
Prospective students can:
All online events are accessible by Zoom or phone, and students are welcome to invite you or their family to join them.
Johns Hopkins - Applying to Hopkins: 5 things your students need to know
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.
Our new essay prompt provides a space for students to share more about their personal context, unique experiences, and perspectives.
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.
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.
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:
Fall admission events at Ursinus College
UC Berkeley - Global Management Program at the Haas School of Business
DISCOVER GMP - High School Outreach Program
Discover GMP is an admissions outreach program that aims to provide admissions information to high school applicants interested in the Global Management Program. Each Discover GMP session includes an admissions overview and current GMP student panel. All sessions will be conducted virtually via Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester and are open to both students and counselors. Please visit our Outreach & Admission Events website to learn more about the program, dates, and how to register.
Our first Discover GMP session will take place on Thursday, September 10th, 5:00PM-6:00PM PST.
UNDERSTANDING THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Have a student who is interested in applying to the Global Management Program? Please have them follow these steps to learn more about the GMP and how to apply.
GMP STUDENT VOICES - Media
Hear from our students about their GMP experience.
Davidson College Workshop Series & Access Davidson October 18-19, 2020
Davidson will host its annual Access Davidson program October 18-19, 2020.
Access Davidson is a selective virtual college visit program designed for high school seniors from traditionally underrepresented groups (including those who identify as low-income, first-generation, rural, and those from underrepresented racial or ethnic backgrounds). The program is open to students living and attending high school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Only students who have not been on an official visit to campus may be considered for participation.
This year’s virtual program will offer a mix of required and optional programming over the course of two days. Our required virtual sessions will consider student time zones and there will be no expectation to miss any school commitments on Monday, October 19.
Access Davidson will provide prospective students with an opportunity to hear from current students, faculty, and staff about what makes the Davidson community so special. Students can expect to interact with virtual hosts, Access Davidson alumni, student affinity groups, admission and financial aid officers, and many others.
To apply for the program, students must complete the following steps:
The deadline for application submission is Monday, September 28. The selection committee will notify students if additional information is required. Decisions will be communicated no later than Friday, October 9.
Please contact email@example.com for additional questions. We look forward to working with you.
Fordham University Fall Visit Options
Think Big College Opportunity ~ October 26, 2020
A selection of California regional admissions officers have joined forces to offer a virtual student information session - Think Big.
Who: Twelve institutions represented by California regional admissions officers:
What: Think Big is a live virtual information session - a 90 minute event that will cover various admissions related topics and offer participants an opportunity to engage in three 15 minute university breakout rooms. During the event, you will hear information from admissions professionals at each of the twelve participating universities. Topics include college search and virtual engagement, finding your college fit, how applications are reviewed, applying during Covid-19, the student experience, financial aid, and more. Meeting links to breakout sessions will be provided during the event.
When: Monday, October 26th from 6:00pm-7:30pm PDT
6:00pm - Welcome, Introductions, Panel
6:30pm - University Session 1
6:50pm - University Session 2
7:10pm - University Session 3
Where: Hosted on Zoom (student registration required): https://osu.zoom.
Why: These schools are united in their commitment to providing a world-class education to serve a diverse collection of student minds from California.
CalState LA/Boeing Event ~ October 17, 2020 ~ 8:30-11:45
Cal State LA is hosting the following event.
Their College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology will having an Open House in Partnership with Boeing. This Virtual ECST Open House in Partnership with Boeing will be on October 17, 2020.
If you are interested, please register to attend by clicking on 2020 ECST Open House/Boeing Event.
Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series
Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series
Each session will feature:
An engaging 30-40 minute presentation highlighting the topic of the week
An interactive, fillable PDF workbook which provides structure and guidance during each individual session, which includes suggested pre-work, supplementary activities and resources, helping to build proficiency and understanding of the topic
10-15 minutes of "Ask the Experts" Q&A following the presentation
Mount Saint Mary's University ~ Admissions Office Online Series
Come 'Celebrate Colorado' with us ~ Colorado Mesa, Colorado State, University of Colorado
Happy fall! Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado State University Pueblo, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and the University of Colorado Boulder are collaborating to offer ‘Celebrate Colorado,’ a presentation for students about the higher education options at five public universities in the state. We would like to invite you to attend a session, and you can register with one of the links below.
#YouCan with Emory & Henry College
Johns Hopkins Online Multicultural Experience ~ October 17th and October 24th
Turn Tartan Experience at Carnegie Mellon University!
This fall, we're hosting Turn Tartan Experience, Carnegie Mellon University's online open house event for prospective students. The program kicks off Sunday, September 20 with programming throughout the following six weeks.
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:
Georgia Tech - Register for a Virtual Campus Visit
UCSB - Social Justice Faculty Lectures
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Virtual Events
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 information, faculty roundtables, and student hosted live chats. To register for these events, please go to viterbi.live/events.
Mount Holyoke’s Focus on Diversity - October 24-25, 2020
This year’s virtual program, held October 24-25, is designed for high school seniors of color as well as those who have championed diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at their school. We encourage you to invite your students to apply.
As you likely know, at Mount Holyoke, diversity is more than compositional. Our diversity and inclusion efforts focus on understanding our community’s multiple identities through the lens of social justice education, ally development, and identity exploration. We value the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, national origin, and religious/spiritual identities – not only in the classroom, but in co-curricular activities, and in interpersonal relationships. Here’s what a few of our current students have to say about Mount Holyoke:
“The community I found through the cultural centers has been my rock. MEChA has changed my life both as an activist and a person.” Kimberly Mota, New York, New York
“I am affiliated with the Betty Shabazz cultural center through my participation in the Association of Pan African Unity (APAU). This space has enriched my MHC experience by being a space where I can fully express myself and find support from other students of the African diaspora. It’s where I’ve been most comfortable and supported as a Black woman at Mount Holyoke.” Olivia Lucas, Oakland, CA
“When I first came to Mount Holyoke during the Experience Diversity Weekend, I went to the open house for the Asian Center for Empowerment and met the Liga Filipina org. I met students who looked like me, came from similar backgrounds as me, were strong and independent, had something to say and weren’t afraid to say it.” Kalea Martin, Waddell, Arizona
National Performing Arts College Fairs
CalState University - Campus Virtual Tours
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: https://www2.calstate.edu/
CSU Week - The CSU Chancellor’s Office and all 23 campuses are excited to provide an alternative to in-person college fairs. CSU Week will take place October 5th through Ocotber 9th. Each campus will present a short live session to provide a campus overview, information about the admission process and a question and answer portion. Pre-registration is required. The registration links and a downloadable post card to promote the sessions can be found at: https://www2.calstate.edu/
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: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/
Bentley University - Admission 101: Guiding you through the College Admission Process
Brandeis University - Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) - October 17-18, 2020
There is still time for your students to register for the Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) program.The event will take place virtually from October 17-18, providing an opportunity for prospective students to connect with fellow accomplished high school seniors, as well as faculty, staff, and current students at Brandeis. SEED encapsulates our founding mission by seeking to build an academic community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.
SEED participants will have the opportunity to virtual programming that includes:
The application deadline for students to apply is has been extended to September 18. Students will be notified of their decision no later than October 2. If you wish for a student to be contacted directly by Brandeis University, please reply to this email, supplying the student’s full name and contact information.
Bryn Mawr - virtual Road Scholar Program
University of Denver - (Virtual) Open House Week – October 12-17
You are invited to attend a virtual Open House at the University of Denver!
Mon., October 12 – Sat., October 17, 2020
The fall quarter has begun and we’ve happily welcomed many DU students back to campus... we missed them! We're excited to showcase everything this amazing university has to offer, and we want you and your student to experience it for yourselves in this virtual world.
Mon.-Thurs. Student Engagement Sessions
*All events occur from 6-7 p.m. MDT *
Mon: Instagram Live Campus Tour
Tues: Campus Trivia Night with DU students
Wed: Activities Fair with student organizations
Thurs: Regional Student Panels
Sat. Academic Divisions Presentations/Q&As
*All events listed in MDT*
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Daniels College of Business
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Korbel School of International Studies
12:00-1:00 p.m.: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
3:00-4:00 p.m.: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Lamont School of Music
Make sure to peruse our virtual visit options prior to Open House week as well – we’re currently hosting information sessions with admission staff and students, webinars on campus departments and various college-ready topics, and “talking tours” with DU students. Don't miss our upcoming webinar: A Test Optional Application on Mon., Sept. 21 (TONIGHT) at 6:30 p.m. MDT.
We want to do everything we can to ensure you get to know us a little better, find out the answers to your questions, and learn what it means to be a DU student.
Johns Hopkins - College Planning Tools
Whittier College - Senior Event Series
Study in Scotland Virtual Events
We’d like to invite students considering Scotland for September 2021 to attend one of a series of informative webinars. The webinars will provide an opportunity for students to meet university representatives and find out more about individual institutions, the application process, including UCAS as well as finding out what student life is like in Scotland.
Preview PITZER Program
We're so excited to announce this year's Virtual Preview Pitzer Program!
To help students and families (and college counselors!) learn more about Pitzer College amidst the challenges of the pandemic, we have crafted 5 unique sessions to get a glimpse into Pitzer:
|General Faculty Panel|
|>||Hear from faculty across disciplines as they discuss our academic flexibility, advising, and more||Oct. 6th
|STEM/Pre-Med Faculty Panel|
|>||Dive into STEM and Pre-Med at Pitzer with our Keck science professors||Oct. 13th
|Application Essay Workshop|
|>||Attend an application essay writing workshop with our Writing Center||Oct. 27th
|Student Life Panel|
|>||Ask current students your questions about campus life, clubs, Southern California weather, food, and more||Nov. 7th
|Financial Aid Webinar|
|>||Learn about the process for applying and receiving financial aid||Nov. 10th
Yale Virtual Sessions for Students in California & Arizona
Your school community is invited to attend an upcoming Yale Virtual Session & Current Student Conversation for students in California & Arizona.
The session will include an overview of Yale undergraduate programs from regional admissions officers and a live panel conversation with Yale students from the area.
Details are listed below. Please share this information with interested students, their families, and any counselors who may wish to attend. Juniors and seniors who are already on our mailing list will also receive an email directly from our office.
Monday, October 5
5:00 PM PDT
Wednesday, October 7
5:00 PM PDT
Sunday, October 11
2:00 PM PDT
Thursday, October 15
5:00 PM PDT
Advance registration is required.
Yale does not consider demonstrated interest when evaluating applications.
Explore Yale from Home
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Grinnell's Diversity Preview Program
RICE UNIVERSITY - Regional Info Session - Oct 19th
Do you want more information about Rice University? Attend our Virtual Information Session for students from California! You’ll get the chance to hear from the admission counselor from your region as they talk about our academic programs, groundbreaking research, vibrant student life and the affordability of Rice. Or, you can sign up for a session that works with your schedule. We hope to see you there!
Monday, Oct. 19
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. PST
Rutgers University-Newark: Open House 2020 Virtual Events
Northeastern Virtual Regional Event - October 19th
Students from your area are invited to join us for a special virtual event to discover more about Northeastern and how it could be the right fit for them. During this event, students will hear from Admissions representatives as well as current Northeastern students about what it is like to be a student at Northeastern and in Boston.
California Virtual Regional Event
Monday, October 19
9:00–10:00 p.m. EDT
University of New Hampshire - Regional Virtual Event
UNH ADMISSIONS' REGIONAL VIRTUAL EVENT FOR CALIFORNIA
Have more questions about UNH? Missed UNH's visit to your high school? No worries and join us for the admission virtual event and get your questions answered!
Monday, October 19th
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT - Register Here
Thursday, October 29th
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT - Register Here