I'm proud to be part of The Independent Educational Consultants of the Conejo Valley. We've put together two evenings of virtual panels where current high school students can ask questions of older students attending colleges in Southern California. Thank you to the Thousand Oaks Acorn for publishing this article about the event.
The Coast to Coast College Tour, featuring UC Berkeley, Dartmouth University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Vanderbilt University, will be visiting Southern California and the Los Angeles area on October 1. This program will provide the opportunity to learn about each college and their admissions process. Students and families can sign up here: apply.dartmouth.edu/register/LAC2C-F18
Exploring College Options will be visiting the Los Angeles area during May. This is an opportunity to attend an evening of presentations from each of these universities, learn what they look for in their applicants, what distinctive programs they offer, and lots of other college-related information. Sign up in advance as these presentations often fill up.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting college fairs across the county during the spring months, In Southern California, there will be fairs in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Ventura Tri-County area. College fairs are a great way to see the variety of college options and meet representatives from colleges. Students can sign up in advance and receive a bar code that will be scanned at each college table. Don't forget to introduce yourself and pick up a business card from the admissions representatives! Check out this link for the fair closest to you.
I already posted the Coast to Coast College Tour, which will be held in Los Angeles on September 26. Here are some other presentations that are coming up in September.
The University of Pennsylvania will be in Pasadena on Sunday, September 24 at 3 pm.
Penn, along with Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, and Stanford will present Exploring College Options in Santa Barbara on Thursday, September 28 at 7 pm. Might be a long drive for those of you in Los Angeles and they may have another similar presentation in spring that is closer. But do check out this link: key.admissions.upenn.edu/portal/penn-in-your-town?id=d9df2ff2-9a17-4836-935f-f52a0ae1c56e
The Coast to Coast College Tour, featuring UC Berkeley, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, and Vanderbilt, will be going to Southern California in September. These colleges will be hosting an information session near LAX on Tuesday evening, September 26. Sign up early as these sessions tend to fill up quickly. The only other Southern California presentations will be in San Diego and Riverside.
Colleges That Change Lives is a unique consortium of smaller, liberal arts colleges with unique programs or approaches to learning. These schools hope to build "the knowledge, character and values of young people by introducing them to a personalized and transformative collegiate experience." Two college fairs will be held on Sunday, July 30 at the Hilton Hotel, Universal City. Other locations are available in San Diego and Santa Clara. Check out their website: ctcl.org/events-all/