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College Admissions
The college search and application process can be overwhelming. This webinar will help you establish a personalized admissions road map by addressing topics such as current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and interviews. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
College Admissions (SPANISH)
This webinar in SPANISH helps families establish a personalized admissions road map by addressing topics like current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and factors that impact the admissions decision such as transcripts, essays, and interviews.
Five Key Tips for Your College Application
This webinar for families of high school juniors with guest speaker Andrew Carter, Deputy Director of Admission from College of the Holy Cross, will give tips on how students can put forward their best college admissions application.
Q&A with College Admissions Experts
In this webinar hear from a panel of college admissions experts as they share their advice on how to launch a college search. Bring all your questions about the college admissions process, including those focused on campus visits, standardized tests, college fairs, and applications.
Researching Colleges When You Can’t Visit Campus
Two UMass Professors, Dr. Tim Poynton and Dr. Richard Lapan, share advice on conducting the college search when it must be done virtually. Learn about helpful online tools that can help you gather information about schools and assist you in creating your personal college list.
Applying Early Decision
Is your child thinking of applying to college early? Don't miss guidance from Deputy Director of Admission at Holy Cross Andrew Carter. He talks with MEFA's Julie Shields-Rutyna about the difference between Early Decision and Early Action, and what families should think about before beginning either process.
The Admissions Process: How to Get Started
Deputy Director of Admission at Holy Cross Andrew Carter shares with MEFA's Julie Shields-Rutyna how parents can help their children throughout the college admissions process develop the skills and attributes that will benefit them in higher education and the real world.
Athletics in College Admissions
This webinar, presented by Dr. Mike Janicki, Ed.D, School Counselor at Old Rochester Regional, discuss athletics in college admissions. Topics include sports divisions, eligibility, the college search process, and issue to consider.
Six Keys to Finding a Good College Fit
This webinar, presented by Dr. Amanda Sterk, Director of Accelerated Programs at Florida Southwestern State College and Dr. Timothy Poynton, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, two experienced educators with a passion for helping students realize their full potential, provide you with a roadmap for the college admissions process. With all of the information available, it can be difficult to begin your college search and narrow down what’s most important. This webinar introduces a systematic approach for the college search and information-gathering process, as well as explain the six keys to finding a good college fit.
Why to Consider Community College
Are you thinking about attending a community college? Community colleges are two-year schools where you can earn an associate degree. They have many benefits, including costing less than 4-year institutions, allowing you to utilize MassTransfer, having open enrollment and rolling admissions, and offering career training and apprenticeship programs.