Advice From College Reps & Students

Chats With Admission Officers

Admission officers are one of the best resources that a student can reach out to if they have any questions regarding their application and the college admission process. After all, they are the individuals who are tasked with selecting an undergraduate class from thousands of potential applicants, so they know first-hand what it takes to make you stand out! Below, you will find links to discussions with various admission representatives about topics such as financial aid, application strategies, essay writing, and more!

4x4: 4 Colleges Take on 4 Topics 4 Your College Search

DATE/TIME: Varies by session


Claremont McKenna College, Tufts University, UC San Diego, and Vanderbilt University are hosting a college series which will cover several important topics in the application process. Each session will cover a different topic, beginning with school-specific presentations about the topic, followed by general Q&A with the audience and break-out rooms for each school.

Discover UTD Week


Session 2: Monday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Oct. 24th

Session 3: Monday, Nov. 16th - Saturday, Nov. 21st

UT Dallas is hosting a virtual exploration which will cover their admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, academic programs, campus life, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to communicate with current students and faculty members at the college, and may qualify for a $50 application fee waiver.

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Purdue Women in Engineering Virtual Information Session

DATE/TIME: Various dates in October and November

Purdue is hosting a virtual information session focusing on women in the engineering program at the university. The session will include discussions about student experience, activities on campus, and one-on-one chats with current engineering students. There will also be an opportunity for live Q&A at the end. 


Please note that registration is by session and should be completed one day in advance.


"Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program Fellows at George Mason University" by Exchange Photos - Under Creative Commons License

Internships Panel with George Mason University

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 PM EDT

George Mason University is hosting a virtual panel for prospective students to learn more about the variety of internships that Mason students have access to. The live panel will be hosted by current students as well as alumni.


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Drop-In Q&A Session with George Mason University Admissions Counselors

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 19th at 8:00 PM EDT

George Mason University is hosting a virtual live Q&A session specifically geared towards out of state students, covering topics from what to do after your application is submitted to how to navigate the admissions process as a whole. 


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UC San Diego - UC Application Workshop

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 5th, 6:00 - 6:45 PM EDT

Admissions officers from the University of California at San Diego are hosting a virtual session to provide prospective students with more information about the UC application. This session will be geared towards students who live in the southeastern region of the United States.

UC Night for Students in the Mid-Atlantic

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 12th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

University of California Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, and Santa Cruz admissions representatives are co-hosting a virtual info session and application workshop. Through this event, seniors can learn more about the benefits of studying at a UC, and receive helpful tips about the application. 

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