How Colleges Make Decisions
January 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Annie Murphy, Associate Director of Admissions at Centre College, will offer an inside look into the committee review process, how colleges track and review demonstrated interest, considerations given to ED vs. ED and RD applications, and the importance of different elements of a student’s application.
College Visits: When, How, Where, and Why
February 21 at 4:00 p.m.
The global pandemic has prompted colleges and universities to increase and improve their virtual engagement content–virtual tours and information sessions abound–but how do you make the most of these resources? And when in-person visits return, what is the best strategy for deciding where and when to visit? We’ll tackle these questions as well as how to maximize your visit, what demonstrated interest means, and the purpose behind the increasingly common “Why Us?” application essay prompt.
Paying for College 101
March 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Candice Johnson, Senior Outreach Counselor at Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (and Louisville Collegiate School parent!), will join us to answer all of your questions about financial affordability. She will address college costs, financial aid programs, scholarships, how to apply for aid, and how aid is awarded.
To ED or Not To ED: Understanding Application Strategy
March 21 at 4:00 p.m.
As we support students in their list-building process, we’re discussing not just where they want to apply but how they want to apply: Early Decision, Restricted Early Action, Early Action, Regular Decision, Rolling, etc. Each application type has its own deadline, offers its own advantages and disadvantages, and functions as its own application pool within committee review. We’ll define each application type, discuss its place within a college’s overall application pool, and offer some numbers on the acceptance rates in each pool.
Know Thyself and Know Thy Options: Utilizing the College Process as a Time of Personal Growth
April 25 at 4:00 p.m.
View the college process as only about acceptances and results and it can quickly become stressful. Approach this process as an opportunity for reflection, introspection, and exploration, and it transforms into a space for growth and discovery. We’ll discuss how to use this process to continue building a life story that feels meaningful and rewarding to you.
2020-2021 College Admissions Year-in-Review
May 23 at 4:00 p.m.
It’s our annual crunch-the-numbers report coupled with a reflection on how COVID-19 influenced the College Admissions landscape–and what we expect in the year ahead.