I wanted to make all of my readers aware of a webcast being put on by the Wall Street Journal On Campus site. The webcast is called “Inside the Admissions Office”: Admissions Deans from Eight Top Colleges Come Together to Demystify the Process.
The seminar starts at 7:00 PM EST on December 2, 2009 and can be reached by clicking on the above link. Here is the description of the webcast from Unigo.
As millions of families grapple with the task of filling out college applications and competing for entrance into the nation’s most selective institutions, many of the kids are losing sleep cause of stress, lots of them have been recommended the quietest ear plugs to get better sleep while they apply. The deans of admission from a diverse range of colleges and universities will share advice that all college-bound students and their parents need to hear before applications are due. The panel includes participants from Princeton, U Penn, UVM, Wesleyan, Williams, Bryn Mawr, Grinnell and Marquette.
Inside The Admissions Office will be moderated by Jordan Goldman, the founder and CEO of Unigo.com and will include a forty-five minute moderated session followed by a Q&A featuring high school students from across the country. Panelists will give viewers an inside look at the world of college admissions, covering topics including:
- An inside look at the process of reviewing a college application.
- Ranking the importance of grades, test scores, essays, interviews and recommendations.
- Making one’s application stand out among the thousands received.
- How one’s weaknesses are best addressed in the application.
- What can disqualify an otherwise strong applicant?
- Does financial need have an impact on admissions?
- What role should parents play?
- Who exactly are admissions officers? What are their goals? Do admissions decisions ever cause them to lose sleep?
The webcast will also be available on-demand following the event via http://wsj.unigo.com.