Admissions in a COVID World

  • Covid admissions T. Peaches Valdes, Dean of Admission, Hamilton College 

    Jack Nivison, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, Hamilton College

    We know that your college search process will be different than you expected. With an altered junior year, a move to online learning, standardized test cancellations, and limitations to campus visits, it can be overwhelming. We’re here to help by covering the most common questions and concerns we are hearing. We will offer tips on how to make the best of these challenging times and tackle your college search with confidence.


Mock Admissions

  • Mock Admissions Mock Admissions Committee: The Factors that Guide a Holistic Application Review

    Michelle Vogl, Assistant Director, University of Rochester Office of Admissions

    Patrick O’Neill, Associate Director, University of Rochester Office of Admissions

    This session will allow you to step into the shoes of an admissions counselor and learn more about navigating the college application process. During this candid case studies workshop, attendees will explore the many factors and competing priorities that guide an admissions office as it admits a class through holistic review and will help attendees discover what goes into an admissions decision at selective colleges/universities.

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The College Essay and Resume

  • College Essay Chris Felix and Hannah Milan, Office of Admissions, St. Lawrence University

    We will review the Common Application essay prompts and discuss best practices for writing your college essay. Also, learn ways to “wow” with your resume and activities list.

College Interview 101

  • College Interview John Young, Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Alison Boland, Associate Director of Admissions, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    The college interview process can be intimidating, but an admissions interview is an opportunity for you to distinguish yourself by adding a voice to your application. Learn tips on how to stand out during a face-to-face or virtual interview. Preparing yourself will only make you more confident and stand out in a positive way!



Standardized Testing

  • Standardized Testing Mike Bergin, Founder, Chariot Learning

    Are the SAT and ACT really optional at most colleges for the high school class of 2021? What about the class of 2022? Learn the latest news about the SAT and ACT, the ways they still matter, and whether they matter to YOU.