April 14, 2021
6:00-6:45 PM PT
State of the Nation: How Covid Impacts College Admissions
What you will learn: Campus closings. virtual college visits, testing cancellations, SAT changes, online instruction. Each day, even every hour, brings news of an educational landscape that is rapidly shifting. Or is it? In this webinar, we will separate fact from fiction and give students and parents the information they need to make critical upcoming decisions. We’ll discuss everything from planning for tests, virtually researching colleges, and understanding what colleges are looking for. Join us for this conversation on college admissions, the power of perspective, and keeping the focus on what you can control in these challenging times.
How to Build a List & do Research Virtually
There are over 2,000 four-year colleges in the United States for students to consider. How can families identify the schools at which their student will be happiest and most successful, especially during the current time of uncertainty?
During this webinar, Collegewise counselors will share ways for attendees to evaluate the many factors that need to be considered. We will also discuss how to visit colleges virtually if it’s not possible to visit in person.
7:00-7:45 PM PT
College Essays 101: How to Write a Great Essay
This session will teach families how to find and write their best stories for college essays. We’ll explain what admissions officers actually want (and don’t want) to read, reveal the five most overused essay topics on which far too many kids rely, and teach writing techniques that will help any student write more engaging and effective college essays.
Testing 101 – Test-Optional & The Academic Profile
Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT have plagued students, families, and bank accounts for decades. Our presenters will provide their insight and experience in the world of standardized testing to cover the following topics:
Appropriate testing timelines; The differences between the SAT and ACT; How to decide which test is better for your student; How colleges interpret test scores, including AP exams and SAT Subject Tests; Which test prep option (if any) is right for you
You’ll leave this webinar feeling more confident and better informed about your own testing timeline and test prep decisions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do parents/guardians register?
Parents/guardians are welcome to join! Please register using your student’s information.
How do counselors register?
Counselors and educators are welcome to join! Please register using the Counselor Registration links on the schedule.
Will the colleges be able to see or hear me?
No. Your camera and microphone will be off, so the college representatives will not be able to see or hear you. (So there’s no need to dress up!)
If you’d like to ask a question, you’ll be able to type your question using the Q&A tool.
How do I join the webinar?
First, register for each session you want to attend.
Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your personalized link to join the Zoom Webinar.
(You will also receive an email with a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.)
A reminder email and link will be sent again one day and one hour before the session begins.
Will sessions be recorded?
Yes. Sessions will be recorded and available on this page within a week after the program concludes.
We encourage you to participate live so you can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors.
If you cannot attend live, you should still register for the session you’re interested in. This will allow the colleges in the session to follow up with you directly.
Can I participate in more than one session?
Yes! You are encouraged to register and attend multiple sessions to gain exposure to a range of different colleges and universities.
Consider signing up for sessions with colleges you may have never heard of before to explore the many opportunities available.
Is student information shared?
When you register, you are sharing your registration information only with colleges/institutions listed on that particular session and the sponsoring organization.
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When you register, you are sharing your registration information only with colleges/institutions listed on that particular session and the sponsoring organization. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties.