MEFA Videos

MEFA Videos

Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family prepare for the future. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below. This page includes all of our recorded webinars.

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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.
College Admissions for High School Juniors
Junior year of high school is the perfect time to start seriously planning for college application season. And this webinar will give you the steps to get your family started, including tips for college fairs, what to know about campus visits, and how to build the college list. We'll share plenty of resources that can help your family as you plan, and explain what to expect as you prepare for the admissions and financial aid applications. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
5 Ways High School Juniors Can Strengthen Their College Admissions Application
This webinar for families of high school juniors with guest speaker Andrew Carter, Senior Associate Director of Admissions 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 you will hear from a panel of college admissions experts representing WPI, Worcester State University, Brandeis University, Olin College, and Quinsigamond Community College as they share their advice on the current college admissions process, including information on campus visits, standardized tests, college fairs, and applications.
Launching Your College Search During COVID-19
For rising high school seniors preparing for college admissions season, the summer before senior year is a busy one. Campus visits, standardized tests, and college fairs are usually part of the plan. But with the current environment of COVID-19, preparation for applying to college will look slightly different. In this webinar you will hear from a panel of admissions experts representing WPI, Worcester State University, Brandeis University, and Olin College as they share their advice on how to launch a college search in today's quarantined world.
Researching Colleges and Building the College List
When deciding where to apply to college, it's important to research thoroughly. This webinar presented by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will walk you through several different tools available to help you learn about schools and build your college list. You'll learn the factors to consider when looking at schools and helpful tips about campus visits and college fairs. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
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.
College Admissions with Andrew Carter of College of the Holy Cross
The college search and application process can be overwhelming. This webinar, presented by Andrew N. Carter, the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at College of the Holy Cross, helps 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 letters of recommendation.
Opportunities for After High School
This webinar discusses Fall 2021 colleges and programs where you can still enroll.