Junior Year: College Application Need-to-Knows

Is your junior overwhelmed by their college application journey? Join us on Wednesday, February 21 at 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET to learn how your teen can best prepare their college applications before senior year!

Unlock the secrets to a successful college application during your teen's junior year!

With senior year just around the corner, there's no better time than now to begin planning and preparing for the college application journey!


Let Paul Kanarek, Princeton Review Founder, and Sam Joustra, former Vanderbilt admission officer, equip your family with the essential insights and strategies to support your teen in building a strong application profile before the senioritis hits! 

In this webinar, we will bring:

  • An overview of college applications: what students can expect when building an application.  
  • A breakdown of the application process timeline: how juniors can better position themselves before deadlines.
  • A live Q&A session: where your family can ask any burning questions!

    Register now to stay ahead of the game and set your teen up for success before senior year!
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Your Speakers

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Paul Kanarek

Founder of The Princeton Review & Former Collegewise CEO

Paul Kanarek is a globally recognized expert in college admission and testing, having founded The Princeton Review in California in 1983 and later becoming the CEO of Collegewise in 2015. Widely quoted in all major papers, he has appeared on multiple television shows and has spoken about US college admissions all over the world. Despite his academic record in high school, which his mother would say didn't hint at a career in education, Paul has since become one of the world's foremost experts on testing and admissions. He is renowned for his lively, insightful, and inspiring talks, such as in College Admissions Today: Fact vs Fiction, where he debunks some of the more painful mythology surrounding college admissions while being entertaining and informative. Giddy at the opportunity to help families genuinely enjoy finding a great college fit, Paul Kanarek is a testament to the power of hard work and determination in achieving one's goals.

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Sam Joustra

Former Vanderbilt, Hampshire College, and University of Michigan Undergraduate Admissions Officer & Collegewise Counselor

Sam Joustra has spent the last ten years working in admission, first at Hampshire College, then Vanderbilt with stints in both undergrad and graduate admissions, and most recently at the University of Michigan where she read over 2,800 applications annually.

Sam earned her bachelor's in French and English from Goucher College and then her master's in higher education with an emphasis in enrollment management from Vanderbilt University. She’s an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC). Sam’s counseling style is thoughtful and supportive, and it comes from a genuine desire to want to get to know my students as people first.

About Collegewise

Since 1999, our team of 80+ counselors has dedicated their expertise to creating a worry-free, effortless college application process for students of all levels. 

Collegewise empowers students academically and relieves parents of their project management duties through our personalized counseling and tutoring programs. 

Say goodbye to application stress and welcome a new, streamlined experience with Collegewise. 

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