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We get it. There’s a lot happening right now, and a lot of swirling questions about what this all means. We got you covered. We're sharing free resources by hosting webinars, all to help you navigate the pressing questions and the rapidly changing admissions landscape. And, we’ll continue to remind you of all that isn’t changing and what you can control.
As a reminder, our webinars are free, but space is limited. The good news is that if you can't make it live, a recording of all webinars will be available to all registrants for up to two weeks after the event. We hope to see you at one of the following webinars!
Join us for our upcoming series, Rediscovering Your College Path!
We get it. Last year was a doozy and we’re not going to miss it. But we are optimistic about the promise 2021 holds and we’re excited for everyone to start their year strongly. So, we’re bringing you a new webinar series, Rediscovering Your College Path, to help you regain your footing in the new year and start charging forward in way a that was often challenging or even impossible in the year that will not be named. Collegewise experts will discuss everything you need to know to start making actionable and impactful plans. We hope you’ll join us online as we begin moving forward together.
Rediscovering Your College Path: Testing
Wednesday, March 10 • 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT
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.
Rediscovering Your College Path: The Impact of COVID-19
Tuesday, March 23 • 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT
Campus closings. SAT cancellations. Online instruction. Each day, even every hour, brings news of an educational landscape that is rapidly shifting. Or is it? In this webinar, Collegewise experts will separate fact from fiction and give parents the information they need to make critical upcoming decisions. We’ll discuss everything from adjusting SAT/ACT timelines to learning more about colleges when you can’t visit in-person. Join us for this conversation on college admissions and the power of perspective and keeping the focus on what you can control in these challenging times.
More Upcoming Webinars:
Highly Selective Colleges
Tuesday, April 5 • 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT
Grades, test scores, and impressive activities alone won’t get a student admitted to schools that reject almost all of their applicants. So how do students who get accepted to the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, Tufts and the rest of the nation’s most selective colleges set themselves apart from the rest of the applicant pool? We’ll show you at this webinar. We’ll also reveal some Collegewise strategies to improve a student’s chances of admission at the most selective schools. While we don’t believe that prestigious colleges are necessarily better colleges, we want students who are interested in these schools to have straight answers about what it will really take to have a shot at getting in.
How to Find Good Value Colleges
Wednesday, April 21 • 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT
We think the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships is a lot more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, from how to estimate your eligibility to what forms to fill out to when to file them. We’ll answer the most common questions like, “Can applying for financial aid hurt a student’s chances of admission?” and “Should you apply for aid even if you think you won’t qualify?” We’ll even address the role of scholarships, how to find them, and how to evaluate a student’s potential eligibility.
Character Counts! Why Courage, Creativity, & Collaboration Matter
Tuesday, May 11 • 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT
When applying to college, students and parents understand the role of grades, course rigor, and standardized testing. An increasingly important element is Social and Emotional Learning. In this presentation, you’ll learn how SEL distinguishes itself from academic factors and why even the most selective of colleges place an immense value on empathy, ethical behavior, and engagement with others. We will discuss this in relation to course selection, extracurricular activities, and building a smart college list. There will also be practical advice for students who are seeking to understand themselves better and portray the most authentic version of themselves in their applications.
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