Class of 2022: Week of August 31

This coming week you will enter SEPTEMBER! Enjoy these final days of summer.

Hello, Juniors,

This coming week you will enter SEPTEMBER! Enjoy these final days of summer.

To help keep you on track, please take a few moments to read through this information.

Student session: Get Ready for Fall with CCO

The College Counseling team is hosting a virtual “Get Ready for Fall” session for seniors on Thursday, September 3 at 1pm. We invite you to submit any questions or topics you wish to discuss by completing this Google form. Zoom information will be shared on Monday in the reminder email. Follow-up information will be shared should you be unable to attend. 

Strive Virtual College Exploration - Recorded Presentations

Feel free to view the presentations and information sessions from hundreds of colleges from the Strive Virtual College Exploration program, on-demand. Link can be found here.

Tips for Managing Your School-from-Home Life This Fall, Sept 2, 7-8pm 

Topics include:

What to do to stay grounded when feeling overwhelmed

How to stay inspired and still retain a sense of community

How to stay focused and effective despite being at home

Tools to help you plan your day and manage your time

Why your workspace is so important and much more!

Thursday Night Live: Straight-Talk with College Admission Leaders webinar series is back by popular demand.  The spring series was hosted in partnership with the Character Collaborative (links to recordings of these sessions are available below).

This Thursday Live programming will continue this fall in collaboration with Grown & Flown. For the kick-off event on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm, the panelists include:

Melissa Korn, co-author of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal. She's a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Jeff Selingo, author of Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. He has written about higher education for two decades. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, a contributor to The Atlantic and the Washington Post, and a special advisor for innovation at Arizona State University. He also co-hosts the podcast, FutureU. 

Jacques Steinberg, co-author of The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education. He is also the author of The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, a New York Times best-seller, and is a formerNew York Times National Education Correspondent. 

You can register here for what promises to be an engaging discussion about college admission in 2020. 

Video recordings of previous webinars: 

June 4, 2020: Panelists from Lawrence, UVM, and Yale.

May 28, 2020: Panelists from Wellesley, Northeastern, and Wesleyan.

May 21, 2020: Panelists from Williams, Syracuse, and Lafayette.

May 14, 2020: Panelists from UCLA, Davidson College, and The Ohio State University.

May 7, 2020: Panelists from University of Oregon, Tulane University, and Hamilton College.

April 30, 2020: Panelists from Colorado College, Bowdoin College, and University of South Carolina.

April 23, 2020: Panelists from Swarthmore College, Washington University in St. Louis, and The University of Notre Dame.

April 16, 2020: Panelists from Bucknell University, Elon University, and Babson College. 

Best of U (5 UK universities), September 12 at 12pm EST

A webinar for students and families interested in UK study. Register here. The Best of U consortium: Bristol University, Durham University, Newcastle University, Southampton University and the University of York will include short presentations on:

Why choose the UK? (10 minutes)

How to apply to the UK? (10 minutes)

Individual presentations from Best of U universities (5 minutes each)

A 2nd chance webinar for students and families interested in UK study will take place on Sunday, October 11 @ 12:00pm EST. Register here.

Athletic Recruitment During a Pandemic webinar, September 22 at 12pm EDT

Guest speakers from college admissions, college sports, and recruitment organizations will address:

How do you recruit an athlete who hasn't played since March?

How do you plan for a sport that isn't allowed to compete for the foreseeable future?

What sports might have to be cut altogether from a college due to the pandemic

RSVP here

Upcoming college events

The College Office has been busy scheduling virtual college visits to SFS - which are for seniors only. In addition, we receive information on various other programs and have added this information to our Upcoming Visits and Events page. You are welcome and encouraged to view the most current schedule of college events which can be found on the CCO website. Feel free to attend any programs of interest. 

Wishing you a great weekend ahead!

The College Counseling Team

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