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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Understanding the Admissions & Financial Aid Process
When it comes time to paying the college bill, there's a lot of help available. Hear how MEFA understands the complex process of admissions and financial aid, and is available to help answer your questions. You don't have to take the entire process on your shoulders at once.
How to Choose the Right College
How DO you choose the right college? What matters the most? Academics? Cost? Reputation? Four years or Two Years? MEFA Assistant Executive Director Elizabeth Fontaine explains what really matters and gives guidance on how to make the right choices.
Setting up Yourself to Get Accepted into College With Extracurricular Activities
Academics matter, especially when students are in middle school, as it's the time when students can set themselves up well for high school. Hear about how students in middle school should spend some time thinking about what classes and subjects they enjoy and what extracurricular activities they want to get involved in during high school so they're better prepared to succeed in high school and beyond.
How to Conquer the College Essay
What makes a great college essay? Hear what Elizabeth Fontaine, Assistant Executive Director of MEFA, says about what makes an essay effective, what colleges are looking for, and how to avoid sounding "contrived."
Getting Letters of Recommendation for College Admissions
Learn not just the importance of college admissions letters of recommendation, but also whom to ask and why - and what colleges are looking for in those letters. And then to learn more about letters of recommendation, visit our dedicated webpage here.
Taking Advantage of Campus Visits to Find the Right Fit
Learn why college campus visits are an essential part of the college planning and admissions process.
Applying Early Decision
Is your child thinking of applying to college early? Don't miss guidance from Senior Associate Director of Admissions 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
Senior Associate Director of Admissions 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.