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.

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An Evening of STEM Schools

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 20th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM EST (DC, MD, VA session)

Drexel University, Olin College of Engineering, Kettering University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are hosting a virtual event geared towards high school students who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. Each institution present will provide information about their respective schools and the STEM education that they offer, as well as more information about the application process.


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Johns Hopkins Senior Preview

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 13th, 6:00 PM - Wednesday, October 14, 8:30 PM EST 

If you are interested in applying to JHU, Hopkins is hosting a Senior Preview in which you will get to experience a "day in the life" of a student! The virtual event will include information sessions, student panels, discussions with current students, and mock classes. JHU admissions officers will also host an application workshop during one of the sessions.

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.

To learn more, visit 



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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.

Women in STEM Virtual Panel

DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Georgia Tech and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are hosting a virtual panel discussion about women in STEM fields. The virtual event will feature current undergraduate students at each of the institutions who can speak about their experiences as women studying and working in STEM fields. The session will also include information about each university and will give attendees the opportunity to ask panelists any questions they may have.


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UVA Virtual Event Series

DATE/TIME: October 19th, 2020 to October 22nd, 2020

UVA is hosting a ​series of virtual events featuring admission deans and current students to discuss the application process, financial aid, academics, and the overall student experience. They will also post recordings of the live sessions the following week.

Please note that registration is by session and space is limited.

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