Class of 2022: Week of July 20

This email serves as a check in and offers you some timely reminders.

Hello Rising Juniors!

We hope you are all well and settling in nicely to these warm summer months. This email serves as a check in and offers you some timely reminders. Please take a few minutes to review the following information. Additionally, we are again sharing some summer ideas during COVID-19 if you have some free time on your hands and want to engage in an activity or two,

College Under COVID, Admissions Roundtable Series, July 28 at 12noon

You are welcome to join a lively conversation that explores the critical questions around higher education in a continually changing landscape. Click here to register and/or view past webinars.

July and August Workshop Wednesdays hosted by Macalester

You can register for one or multiple workshops here. 

Finding your sense of belonging

Being the first: navigating the college process as a first generation scholar

Decoding the college search

Writing a college essay

Getting your letter of recommendation

Being your best advocate

Navigating financial aid

Application tips and pointers

Filling out the Common App

What is a liberal arts college

College Tip Tuesdays hosted by Mount Holyoke College

Sign up for one or more general college search/application sessions here.

Session topics include:

Assessing College Fit, July 21

Dialogue with the Dean: Why a Gender-Diverse Women’s College?, July 28

Living and Learning in a Global Community, August 4

Application Review: Behind the Scenes, August 11

What I Wish I Knew during the Application Process: Advice from Current Students, August 18

I’m First!: The First-Generation Student Experience, August 25

Financial Aid 101, September 1

Colorado College Bootcamp Series

The College Bootcamp Series is designed to help students get a strong start on their college search and application process. Register here.

Topics will include: 

ED, EA, RA, Oh My! Understanding Decision Plans

Liberal Arts & Sciences: What does this really mean?

Financial Aid 101: Starting the Conversation About Financial Fit

The Rocky Mountain West: Attending College in Colorado and Colorado Springs

Thoughts from College Admissions Deans

College admissions officers know full well that this year will look very different than in years past. Here are some reflections from over 300 admissions deans. 

College Admissions Webinars

The following college admissions webinars are available to assist rising juniors. You are welcome to attend any or all of the following programs:

July 29: Tips on Applying for Competitive Scholarships

August 2: Selective College Admission: Tips on your College Essay

Recording: Money Tips for Families Who Don’t Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid

Various Recordings on College Admissions, Testing, Affordabilit

Webinar: The Current State of College Admission Testing

You are invited to attend this webinar hosted by Compass Test Prep on August 5 at 8pm EST.

Registration and past webinars can be found here.

Webinar Recording: Test Optional Admissions at Tulane

The following webinar offers a good amount of information for anyone interested in test optional admissions in general and also insight into the holistic review process. The recording can be found here.

Curious about your personality type?

As you think about your future plans, it could be interesting and/or helpful to learn more about your personality type. Click here for a survey and investigate the results!

Wishing you a safe and healthy weekend!

In friendship,

The College Counseling Team

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