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Featuring nearly 200 colleges from 39 states and 9 countries!

Monday, October 26

4:00-7:45 PM Pacific
5:00-8:45 PM Mountain
6:00-8:45 PM Central
7:00-9:45 PM Eastern

Tuesday, October 27

4:00-7:45 PM Eastern
3:00-6:45 PM Central
2:00-5:45 PM Mountain
1:00-4:45 PM Pacific

To accommodate students from around the country we are hosting the fair over two days in different time zones. Monday, October 26’s schedule is on Pacific Daylight Time, and Tuesday, October 27’s schedule is on Eastern Daylight Time.

Monday, October 26

Monday, October 26

4:00-4:45 PM Pacific

Featured Presentations

4:00-4:45 PM Pacific Time

“Merit” Matters in College Admissions: Fact or Fiction?

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As American colleges and universities drop their ACT/SAT requirements for this fall—and some forever, it begs the question, “What does matter in college admissions?” and when the answer is “merit,” what does that mean?

In this session, Arun Ponnusamy, former Caltech and University of Chicago admissions officer and current host of the Get Wise: College Admissions Explained podcast, sits down with renowned education writers Melissa Korn (The Wall Street Journal) and Jacques Steinberg (formerly of The New York Times) to explore the ins and outs of the admissions process and discuss their recent books that look at the American admissions process in two different—but related—lights.

  • Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal by Melissa Korn
  • The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education by Jacque Steinberg

Melissa will take us into Varsity Blues with an eye on how it’s impacted admissions practices and Jacques will bring us actionable advice that every adult supporting a child on their journey to college will find value and comfort in. Together, we’ll sort through the truths, the half-truths, and the stuff that just isn’t real.

This session is for parents, counselors, and educators who desire a deeper understanding of the driving forces in American college admissions as well as practical advice for anyone navigating the U.S. admissions process as a student, parent, or counselor. We look forward to you joining the conversation.

Arun Ponnusamy, Chief Academic Officer of Collegewise and host of the Get Wise: College Admissions Explained podcast

Melissa Korn, Author of Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Jacques Steinberg, Author of The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education and the now legendary The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

4:00-4:45 PM Pacific Time

Who Tells Your Story? How to Craft Compelling College Essays

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Join Collegewise Founder Kevin McMullin as he explains how students can find and write their best stories for personal statements. We’ll explain what admissions officers actually want (and don’t want) to read, reveal the most overused essay topics on which too many kids rely, and teach writing techniques that will help any student write more engaging and persuasive college essays.

After that, Collegewise Counselors Nicole Pilar and Christopher Logan will dive into the details surrounding school-specific supplemental essays and share advice on making an impact that matters with those required short(er) answers.

Kevin McMullin, Founder, Collegewise
Nicole Pilar, Counselor, Collegewise
Christopher Logan, Counselor, Collegewise

Virtual College Fair

Groups of six colleges will each present for six minutes about their schools.

Monday, October 26

5:00-5:45 PM Pacific

A Sessions | College Fair

Session A1
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Florida Memorial University
Florida Southern College
Full Sail University, FL
Lynn University, FL
Saint Leo University, FL
University of South Florida

Session A2
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Case Western Reserve University, OH
Denison University, OH
Kenyon College, OH
Miami University, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University
Xavier University, OH

Session A3
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University of Dubuque, IA
DePauw University, IN
Hillsdale College, MI
Hope College, MI
Michigan State University
University of Michigan

Session A4
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Adelphi University, NY
Fordham University, NY
Marymount Manhattan College, NY
Pace University, NY
The New School, NY
SUNY Maritime College, NY

Session A5
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Binghamton University, NY
Clarkson University, NY
Ithaca College, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Syracuse University, NY
Union College, NY

Session A6
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Wells College, NY
Boston University, MA
Northeastern University, MA
Suffolk University, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

Session A7
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Drew University, NJ
Seton Hall University, NJ
James Madison University, VA
Roanoke College, VA
University of Richmond, VA
William & Mary, VA

Session A8
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Davidson College, NC
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Presbyterian College, SC
College of Charleston, SC
University of South Carolina

Session A9
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Johnson & Wales University, RI
Providence College, RI
Salve Regina University, RI
University of Maine , ME
Quinnipiac University, CT
Sacred Heart University, CT

Monday, October 26

6:00-6:45 PM Pacific

B Sessions | College Fair

Session B1
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University of Delaware
Goucher College, MD
McDaniel College, MD
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
UMBC-University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Johns Hopkins University, MD

Session B2
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Columbia College Chicago, IL
DePaul University, IL
Lake Forest College, IL
Lakeview College of Nursing, IL
Loyola University Chicago, IL
Millikin University, IL

Session B3
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Hannibal-LaGrange University, MO
University of Missouri
Saint Louis University, MO
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Newman University, KS
The University of Kansas

Session B4
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Trinity Christian College, IL
Nebraska Wesleyan University, NE
Oklahoma City University, OK
Mercer University, GA
Louisiana State University

Session B5
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Alverno College, WI
Lawrence University, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering, WI
Viterbo University, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session B6
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Southern Methodist University, TX
St. Edward’s University, TX
Texas A&M Galveston
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University

Session B7
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St. Olaf College, MN
University of Minnesota Rochester
University of Wyoming
University of Utah
Boise State University, ID
University of Idaho

Session B8
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Gettysburg College, PA
Messiah University, PA
Dickinson College, PA
Juniata College, PA
Saint Francis University, PA
University of Pittsburgh, PA

Session B9
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IE University, Spain
Les Roches, Spain
University College Cork, Ireland
University of Limerick, Ireland
Ecole Ducasse, France
The American University of Paris, France

Monday, October 26

7:00-7:45 PM Pacific

C Sessions | College Fair

Session C1
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Colorado Mesa University
CU Denver College of Arts & Media, CO
Regis University, CO
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Session C2
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New Mexico Tech
St. John’s College, NM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ
Northern Arizona University
Arizona State University
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Session C3
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Whittier College, CA
Harvey Mudd College, CA
Vanguard University, CA
Concordia University Irvine, CA
University of California Riverside
University of California, Irvine

Session C4
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University of Redlands, CA
Scripps College, CA
Chapman University, CA
Loyola Marymount University, CA
Alaska Pacific University
University of Alaska Anchorage

Session C5
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Fresno Pacific University, CA
University of the Pacific, CA
Saint Mary’s College of California, CA
Mills College, CA
Santa Clara University, CA

Session C6
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Lewis & Clark College, OR
Linfield University, OR
University of Portland, OR
Oregon State University
Willamette University, OR
Pacific University Oregon

Session C7
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Gonzaga University, WA
Seattle University, WA
Western Washington University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
University of British Columbia, Canada

Session C8
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Elizabethtown College, PA
Bryn Mawr College, PA
Muhlenberg College, PA
Arcadia University, PA
Drexel University, PA
Verto Education

Session C9
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Deakin University, Australia
Monash University, Australia
University of Melbourne, Australia
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Temple University, Japan Campus, Japan
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

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