As we continue in our virtual world, colleges have done an amazing job of putting information online and making it more available than ever before. Not only have most colleges created walking tours through their campuses so you can feel like you’re (almost) there, but they have teamed up with similar colleges to provide additional information that is not college-specific.
This week, there are a bunch of great college informational offerings – check them out:
- This coalition calls itself the Terrific 10; it includes the University of Oregon, UC San Diego, Arizona State, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas, University of Nebraska, University of Illinois, University of Georgia, Clemson and Penn State. The Terrific 10 has some pre-recorded sessions available as well as live sessions Wednesday and Thursday on topics ranging from finding your fit, choosing a major, Honors colleges, and the financial aid process (you can find Magellan’s three-part financial aid series here).
- Sixteen colleges that participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange are hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday. Learn about WUE and then hear from a number of these colleges that give a special tuition discount to students from the Western U.S.
- Finally, also on Wednesday, a group of seven selective liberal arts colleges will host an information session where you’ll hear from admission officers at Bard, Bennington, Denison, Pitzer, Reed, St. John’s and Whitman Colleges. Learn more about the liberal arts model and see if it’s right for you!
The more you can learn about your college options, the better job you will do in helping them see why they are a good fit for you – and you may have to write essays as part of your college application process. If you’re in 10th or 11th grade, now is a great time to get started thinking about which colleges are right for you! By the way, here’s our checklist of things to keep track of when you visit a college virtually:
If you feel like you need a little extra help with the college search and application process, that’s what we’re here for! Feel free to reach out and get in touch.