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Application Prep

Applying to college can be overwhelming, and maybe a bit confusing. Our programming gives rising high school seniors a little extra help in navigating the college admissions process.  

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Summer Application Sessions

Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, Summer Application Sessions will explore essay tips, discuss interviewing advice and provide an exclusive inside look into our application review. Live closed captioning will be available.


Make Your Application Stand Out - A Five-Part Miniseries

As you begin the college application process, we want to address some common questions, myths, and uncertainties in admissions. Join us for this new miniseries, where each episode will highlight a different component of your college application.

New episodes will air on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. ET. Live closed captioning will be available. Episodes will be archived on this page. 

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Are you overwhelmed by the personal essay? Facing writer's block and can't find the right topic? Tune in as admission staff break down the personal essay and walk you through choosing an effective topic. Airs Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m. ET. View the archive.
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What's in a resume? Clubs, sports, family responsibilities, part-time jobs, volunteering — all of the above and more! Tune in for a conversation between admission staff and current students as they reveal how best to leverage your time spent outside the classroom. Airs Sunday, July 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the archive.
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High schools are like snowflakes — each one has different courses, grading scales, and teaching philosophies. So how will we know what your high school is like when we read your transcript? Tune in for a deep dive by admission staff about differentiating high schools during application review. Airs Sunday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the archive.
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What is demonstrated interest? Why do some schools track it? Tune in as admission staff reveal why demonstrated interest is important and current students reflect on how it helped them in their college search. Airs Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. ET.
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You submit your application, and then what? Admission staff will reveal the evaluation process with a behind-the-scenes look at how we read applications. Tune in to see an application reviewed live. Airs Sunday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. ET.

Junior Advisory Seminars - April 2021 Archive

In April, admission counselors and current students led seminars covering various topics that will help juniors prepare for the college search. Access the archives below. Closed captioning is available. 

    Junior Advisory Seminars - February 2021 Archive

    In February, admission counselors and current students led seminars about beginning the college search process. Access the archives below. Closed captioning is available.